The Nambe Pueblo Health, Wellness, and Education Program Goal is to develop and implement community programs that will assist the community/tribal members of Nambe Pueblo to live a safer and healthier life through education, activities, and community involvement.

There are five departments that make up the Health, Wellness, and Education Program; the Community Health Representative’s (CHR), Diabetes Prevention (SDPI), Wellness Center, Education, and Tewa Language.

 

The Community Health Representative (CHR); consist of five objectives.

Objective I. Provide each household in Nambe Pueblo and enrolled members not residing on the pueblo with current health information.

-We publish one to two different articles a month on a variety of health topics, important updates to health care and community activities.  We utilize our marquee, Facebook, and hand delivered memos to accomplish this.

Objective II. Provide home visits to tribal members and their spouses to help ensure their health needs are met.  

-Clients are visited at their home, CHR Office, or other areas of the community to have blood pressure, oxygen, pulse and glucose monitored.

-We order medication or medical devices or medical supplies for clients based on their needs.

-We make/cancel/reschedule medical/service appointments .

-Provide documentation and assist with filling out applications or forms for Social Security, Human Services, Veterans Services or other agencies based on client’s needs and income.

-Provide clients with requested materials, such as; first aid supplies, medical supplies, condoms, pregnancy test, health information, car seat, assisting with Wills, DNR (Do Not Resuscitate), and Vial of Life.

-Other miscellaneous work is conducted based on each client’s needs. Examples are throwing trash, picking up recyclable materials, changing bedding, washing linens, foot care (washing and moisturizing feet, cutting and filing toe nails), bathing, assisting in setting up phone systems, bringing wood into their homes, food preparation, and organizing medication.

Objective III. Provide transportation services for tribal members and their spouses to be able to access their health care needs.

Clients received transportation to;                We also pick up and deliver;

-Health Care Appointments,                                       -Medication,

-Bank,                                                                         -Medical Devices,

-Grocery Store,                                                           -Medical Supplies, and

-Post Office, and Pay Utility Bills                              -Paperwork.

Objective IV. Host and/or collaborate with other health organizations/agencies to provide health related services to promote a healthier and safe community.

Objective V. Ensure education and training for our Community Health Representative so they can provide up to date health services to our tribal members and spouses.

 

DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM (SDPI)

            In 2002, a national research study, the Diabetes Prevention Program, showed that healthy changes in behavior, including regular exercise and healthy eating habits, can reduce the risk of developing diabetes in people who are at risk for getting diabetes (meaning people who have “pre-diabetes”).

Diabetes is a disease in which there is too much glucose (sugar) in the blood, which can cause damage to blood vessels, heart, kidneys, eyes and nerves. American Indians and Alaska Natives have higher rates of diabetes than other racial/ethnic groups.

With this in mind, we have picked our Best Care Practice Goal- Exercise Education. When you participate in our program our goal is to try to prevent diabetes through physical activity, education and other diabetes prevention activities such as;

  1. Increase the percentage of Nambe community members who’s level of physical activity is assessed and documented,
  2. Promote partnerships that enhance the provision of physical activity education and opportunities to individuals, and families,
  3. Increase percentage of adults who have a BMI>25 who have had a level of physical activity documented and assessed participate in programs,
  4. Increase community activities;

A)Assist with Summer Youth Program

B)Provide an After School Program

C)Provide exercise opportunities

D)Provide Group Lifestyle Balance Program

E) Provide community fun walks or community activities that revolve around exercise and healthy eating.

 

                                    WELLNESS CENTER

Open Mon-Thurs. 11am-7pm, Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday 8am-12pm

           We opened our doors August 1, 2010.   There is no cost to use our facility, although you need to register to use our facility.

We have many items from kick balls, basketballs, air hockey, ping pong, punching bag gloves, weighted vest, to coloring books, board games, Wii games, and bikes for our patrons to check out and use. We also provide fitness assessments so you can know if your flexibility, strength, cardio has decreased or increased every eight weeks.

 Weekly Classes at Wellness Center

*Walking/Running Club- Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30pm-5:00pm, and Friday’s noon

*Cardio Strength Training Classes- Mondays, Thursdays 6pm-7pm, and Saturdays 9am-10am

*Walking 4 Wellness- This walking program is offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11:15am-11:45am. The program emphasizes the fundamental techniques of walking by teaching the proper movement and posture it is geared towards older adults

*Physically Fit with Anita – This walking program is offered Tuesdays at 11:15am-11:45am

*Just Move it at Noon- Staff Conducts Exercise Classes Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

*Zumba-This fitness program includes Zumba Fitness, Zumba Toning, Zumba Stretch and Abs offered on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6pm-7:00pm and Saturday’s 10:15-11:15am

*Host Lighting Boy Foundation Hoop Dancing Practice

*Afterschool Program- This program is offered to community youth in grades K-12. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the school bus stops at our front door to deliver our youth and we end at 6:00pm. The afterschool program provides healthy nutritional snacks (which the youth prepare), at least 30 minutes of physical activity, as well as educational tutoring support. The Tewa Language Program has also implemented their program into this to assist our children to learn their native language and learn native crafts.

*Community and Special Programming- We host monthly community events. During these events we provide a healthy snack/meal, physical activity and health education. We also collaborate with outside agencies.

We have a few walking trails if you like to be out doors. In front of our building, we have a beautiful pond with a fountain to walk around or across the street we have a walking path that is cemented and fenced in and if your more adventurous we have a map that you can see the outline of three trails just follow the roadrunner stone’s, but please don’t forget to sign in.  We also have equipment for playing outdoors that includes a mini football goal, markers, flags, baseball, bases, gloves, bats, soccer goals, if you’re looking at doing teams we offer pinnie’s.  There also is an outdoor tetherball court, half basketball court, volleyball court, hopscotch, and across the street outdoor exercise equipment to work your whole body out. Be on the look out for our 30 Day Challenge’s!

Family Supportive Services that the Education Department Hosts or is a part of:

Family Literacy Night

Book Club

Nambe Pueblo Higher Education Scholarship

Mini Library

Computers

Tutoring

Reimbursements for School Supplies/Fees (JOM and Non JOM)

Back to School Bowling Night

End of the School Year Celebration

Graduate Incentives

Yearly visit/lunch with high school students

FASFA night

Tewa Language

Working within the Head Start Program three days a week and with the After School Program to incorporate Tewa Language

Producing a Tewa Language and Culture Mini Library

Coordinates a Tewa Language Advisory Board

Helps with learning native arts and crafts

All departments work together to put on community events, Summer Youth Program, After School Program and assist each other when needed and conduct our individual program objectives.  Our motto is “together we are stronger”.  As always we are open to suggestions to help improve the Health, Wellness, and Education Program.