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August 19, 2019

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Health Assessment

EBCI Public Health & Human Services Secretary Vickie Bradley presented the 2018 (THA), which came out last month, at the Health Board meeting held on Wednesday, July 17.  As part of her slide presentation to the Board, she explained that the THA is performed every five years as part of the tribal health improvement cycle.  The report found, based on the data, the top ten health priority issues of EBCI are as follows: substance use and related issues, violence and abuse, diabetes, Hepatitis C, heart disease, stress, tobacco use, depression, food insecurity, and sexually transmitted infections and teen pregnancy.

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