Through the largest Health Care crisis in over a century, Cherokee Nation was cited by the New York Times as a model to the world for how to cope with the rising pandemic.  As Covid transitions from becoming a daily crisis to a continuous fact of our lives, Cherokee Nation is better positioned than any other community to care for our citizens in the new reality.

  • More than $100 million invested in building the largest and best tribal healthcare facility in the United States.
  • Expanding all centers and investing $54 million in expanded EMS services
  • Signed the Public Health and Wellness Act.
  • Established Behavioral Health and Addiction programs and adopted a mental wellness leave policy at Cherokee Nation
  • Increased walkability and wellness centers at all Cherokee Nation sites
  • Recruiting and retaining more medical professionals than ever before and working with the OSU medical school to grow our own doctors.