3,490

The official site of Kaw Nation

Women’s Health Program

womens health

The Mission of the Kaw Women’s Health Program is to:

  • Promote Good Health and Well-Being
  • Improve Physical Health
  • Share Knowledge with Women about Caring for Themselves
  • Establish, Expand, and improve community based screening services for American Indian/Alaska Native Women (AI/AN)

How The Women’s Health Program is funded

We are funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through a grant for Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program BCCEDP) as authorized by Breast and Cervical Cancer Mortality Prevention Act of 1990 (PL 101-354).

Our Philosophy

The philosophy of this program is that all American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) women should be offered culturally sensitive teaching about breast and cervical care, and accessible and appropriate services. This program will focus on high-risk, low income AI/AN women between the ages of 18-64, to address lack of knowledge of caring for self and other obstacles to preventive care. With adequate teaching and services the morbidity and mortality of breast and cervical cancer for AI/AN women will decrease.

To be eligible for the Women’s Program, you must..

  • Be 21-64 years of age
  • Have a CDIB card of Federally Recognized Tribe
  • Have No Medicare Part B
  • Have No Medicaid
  • Have No Private Insurance or underinsured
  • Be at or below 250% of Federal Poverty Guidelines

We do not discriminate on the basis of…

Age, race, sex, religion, national origin, language, education, martial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, HIV status or disability

 

Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program

Effective January 1, 2005, the State of Oklahoma has provided Medicaid benefits to uninsured women under 65, who are identified through the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) and are in need of treatment of breast or cervical cancer (including pre-cancerous conditions and early stage cancer).

 

For “Program Clinic Day” appointments

Contact your clinic to schedule an appointment with the Kaw Nation Women’s Health Program. The Kaw Nation Women’s Health Program is not limited to the clinics listed at the top right of this page. It also partners with your nearby clinic to provide screening and diagnostic health services throughout the Pawnee Service Area.

 

Meet Our Women’s Health Program Staff

Tamara Holden, Project Director {Read Bio Here}
Mary Tinsley, Nurse Practitioner  {Read Bio Here}
Lisa Allton, Data Manager  {Read Bio Here}
LaDonna Haven, Administrative Assistant {Read Bio Here}

  

    I would like to…