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

The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Special Diabetes Program

The mission of this department centers on diabetes prevention & intervention to promote physical activity, diabetes & nutrition awareness, and self-care support for diabetes management. Improving wellness and well-being of clients served, including partnering as a community advocate for healthfulness, is the intention to benefit participants from youth through adulthood. Funding is provided by a continuation grant award known as the Special Diabetes Program for Indians.

Requirements for Diabetes Program Assistance

  • Must be an enrolled Wichita tribal member or enrolled member of a non-indigenous, federally recognized tribe
  • Must reside in the following Oklahoma counties: Caddo, Grady, Kiowa, Comanche, Jackson, Harmon, Tillman, Stephens, Jefferson, and Cotton
  • Must provide proof of tribal enrollment
  • Must provide proof of current residency
  • Must provide proof of diabetes diagnosis
  • Must provide copy of insurance card  
  • Completion of SDPI application indicating need

 

Program incentives support clients in seeking diabetes standards of care to uphold medical attention in reducing the risks of complications. It is mandatory that annual exams be accomplished according to IHS guidelines; therefore, our program instigates this self-care responsibility.

Program Assistance for Diabetes Clients

  • Glucose monitors, lancets, test strips, and Sharps containers
  • Walking or therapeutic shoes (1 pair purchased annually)
  • Dentures or partials (1-time purchase only)
  • Disposal of sharps containers
  • Medical ID bracelets
  • Diabetic socks

 

Policy for Participation

  • Appointment for initial contact record to establish file
  • Follow-up visits
  • Glucose meters brought when receiving supplies
  • On-file glucose monitor readings
  • On-file A1C values

 

Policy for Shoe Assistance

  • Complete the primary intake process.
  • Submit completed SDPI Application with verification of annual foot exam including shoe recommendation from a qualifying Podiatrist/qualifying licensed medical practitioner.
  • Submit verification of CDIB and current residency.

 

Policy for Denture Assistance

  • Complete the primary intake process.
  • Submit completed SDPI Application with verification of annual dental exam specifying need for dental appliance from a qualifying Dentist.
  • Submit verification of CDIB and current residency

 

The Special Diabetes Program offers other services such as the Wichita Fitness Center, exercise & fitness activities, youth camps, resources for diabetes, nutrition and exercise, and health/screening events as an outreach to the native population undiagnosed and diagnosed with diabetes.

 

 

 

Robin White., Special Diabetes Program Coordinator, 405-247-2425 ext. 160

Misty Washington, Special Diabetes Assistant/Fitness Center Manager, 405-247-2425 ext. 152