Upcoming Events
  • 2017 High School Senior Assistance
    Through the Academic Year

    Enrolled Wichita tribal members may apply for assistance with senior pictures, graduation announcements, and/or a class ring.

    More information can be found here.

    Application- One Two

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Wichita Tribes Blog
  • Miss & Jr Miss Indian Oklahoma Honor Pow Wow
    February 10, 2017 11:10 AM

  • Fruit and Vegetable Class
    February 10, 2017 10:55 AM

  • TAG OFFICE TIME CHANGES
    June 2, 2016 8:10 AM

    BEGINNING IN JUNE 2016, THE WICHITA TAG OFFICE AND TAX COMMISSION WILL BE CLOSED THE 1ST AND 3RD MONDAY FROM 8 AM- 1PM.  TAGS WILL NOT BE ISSUED DURING THIS TIME. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING DAYS THE TAG OFFICE WILL BE OPEN FROM 1 PM-4:30 PM ONLY:   JUNE 6TH & JUNE 20TH JULY 5TH […]

  • 14th Annual Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair
    April 20, 2016 1:03 PM

  • Community Visioning Meeting for Enrolled Tribal Members
    April 14, 2016 4:01 PM

    Saturday, April 30, 2016 @ 10:00 a.m. in the Community Building located at the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes  Lunch will be provided. There will also be door prizes available. The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Executive Committee will hold a one day Community Visioning Session to gain tribal community input on the economic development vision, community priorities […]

  • Lawton IHS Centennial
    April 14, 2016 3:46 PM

    Lawton Indian Hospital will be celebrating 100 years on this date with reception to follow. More information can be found in the flyer.

  • Elder Informational Meeting
    April 14, 2016 3:45 PM

    Information from different entities providing services for elders will be available at this informational session. Meal provided. More information on this event can be found in the flyer.

  • JOM Honor Dance 2016
    April 14, 2016 3:44 PM

    JOM student awards will be presented at this event, along with a meal and honor dance.

  • Land Buy Back Program
    March 9, 2016 4:29 PM

    The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations implements the land consolidation component of the Cobell Settlement, which provided $1.9 billion to purchase fractional interests in trust or restricted land from willing sellers at fair market value. Consolidated interests are immediately restored to tribal trust ownership for uses benefiting the reservation community and tribal members. There are […]

  • Circuit Training
    February 19, 2016 8:37 AM

Fall Prevention

Fall injuries are an enormous burden on older American Indians and Alaska Native (AI/AN) adults. One in three adults 65 and older fall each year. Approximately 20-30% of these falls result in serious injury. In fact falls are the most common causes of non-fatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma among older adults. The combination of demographic growth of the older population and high rates of diabetes in many AI/AN communities means that fall injury prevention is an increasingly urgent priority.

The good news is that there is strong evidence to show that falls and resulting injuries can be prevented through changes in behavior, health service delivery, and environment. The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Injury Prevention Program provides services that can make homes safer for tribal elders in the community.  Through home assessments we can determine areas of the home that may need items that can make mobility easier or dangerous obstructions safer. We provide grab bars, bath and shower mats, non-slip rug pads, smoke detectors/co2 alarms, portable night lights, hand showers and other items that may be needed to make the home safer from falls.

 

Contact us:

 

If you would like to request a home assessment or already have a specific need for making mobility in your home safer please contact our Injury prevention Coordinators:

 

 

Melvenia Domebo

(405) 247-8653

Melvenia.domebo@wichitatribe.com

 

We are located in the Health building at the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes complex.

Hours: Monday - Friday

8:00 am to 5:00 pm