Community Health Services
Community Health Services Mission:
The Community Health Services Department is a responsive leader in promoting health and preventing disease through collaborative efforts in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating services to meet the holistic health needs of our Oneida Community.
Community Health Services (CHS) are provided by the following departments:
Car Seat Education Clinics, Wellness Education, Immunization Clinics, Communicable Disease Investigation, School Nursing, and Prenatal Care Program
**For more information on CHN Population Based services please call (920) 869-4840
Community Health Nursing- Case Management
Community Health Case Management-Long Term Care
Programs such as Diabetes Prevention Program and Wellness Coaching for making lifestyle changes to improve health and quality of life.
**For more information on Health Promotion services please call (920) 490-3927
Nutrition Services and WIC Program
Educates and empowers the community toward healthy lifestyles for today and the future.
**For more information on WIC and Nutrition services please call (920) 869-4829
November 25, 2019
One year later…. public health accreditation.
Written by Michelle Myers & Mollie Passon with Community Health Services Department
It has been nearly one year since the Oneida Nation achieved accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). You may recall, Oneida was the second tribal nation in the country to achieve this prestigious recognition.
The Oneida Community Health Services Department of the Oneida Comprehensive Health Division took lead on the preparation for PHAB accreditation for the Nation. However, our success in achieving public health accreditation required a collaborative approach. To meet the rigid standards and measures set by PHAB, the Community Health Services Department worked closely with many partners within the organization. One critical partner in the journey to achieve and now maintain PHAB accreditation is the Oneida Environmental Health and Safety Division.
This process has helped us better define roles and responsibilities for:
- The tribal public health department- Community Health Services Department
- Those that monitor the tribal public health department’s day to day operations- our Governing Board the Oneida Comprehensive Health Division Leaders
- Those with the authority to authorize public health services and enact public health laws within the Oneida Community- our Governing Body the Oneida Business Committee.
As excited as we are to be PHAB accredited, it’s so much more than just recognition. Achieving PHAB accreditation demonstrates the commitment the Oneida Nation has in assuring the 10 Essential Public Health Services (EPHS) are available for the Oneida Community. The availability of these services supports a healthy and safe community.
What are the 10 Essential Public Health Services (EPHS)?
1.) Monitor Health Status to identify and solve community health problems
2.) Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community
3.) Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues
4.) Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems
5.) Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts
6.) Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety
7.) Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable
8.) Assure a competent public and personal healthcare workforce
9.) Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services
10.) Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems.
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014).
As the designated tribal public health department, Community Health Services Department of the Oneida Comprehensive Health Division has taken on the role to assure the 10 EPHS are available in the Oneida Community. The Community Health Services Department provides some of these services directly such as communicable disease reporting, investigation and follow up, providing health education for the community, and monitoring health on a population level. However, many of these services are met through engagement with partners within and outside the organization. Some examples may include participation on committees: the Oneida Business Committee’s Access to Care Committee, the Oneida Business Committee’s Quality of Life Committee, the Oneida Nation’s Emergency Operation Plan (EOP), Environmental Health and Safety Division initiatives, and work groups with the Legislative Operations Committee and Legislative Reference Office. Partnerships are a huge part of assuring a community has the resources needed to live a healthy and quality life.
For additional information about Community Health Services Department or our efforts to maintain public health accreditation, please visit our website at https://oneida-nsn.gov/resources/health/community-health-services/. You can also call the department directly at 920-869-4840.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014, March). The 10 essential public health
services-an overview [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved November 4, 2019, from Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention website:
Oneida Comprehensive Health is SMOKE-FREE click here to learn more.
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)
2018 Wisconsin Hepatitis C Virus Surveillance Review
Tobacco is Changing
Healthiest Nation in 1 Generation
Public Health Law and Code of Wisconsin
Public Health Laws and Code of Oneida
Center for Disease Control
Wisconsin Department of Health Services: Disease Reporting
Oneida Environmental Health and Safety
Nation Public Health Accreditation
November 20, 2018 – Oneida Community Health Services achieves public health accreditation!
Community Health Services Accreditation Resources:
National Indian Health Board Website
Public Health Accreditation Board Website
Community Health Services Essential Public Health Services Poster
How Accreditation Improves Our Health
Hospitals, schools, police, and fire departments employ standards to help protect and serve the public. Public health accreditation standards assure local health departments maximize their potential to protect and improve people’s health in their communities. Accreditation is a successful program for routinely assessing performance and improving quality!
Community Health Improvement Plan
#OneidaMoves Contest Rules (click here)
Click here for the 2018 Data Summit presentation.
Focus Area: Emotional Wellbeing
Emotional Wellbeing is an important part of overall health and is just as important as physical health. Emotional Wellbeing affects how we think, feel and act. It also affects how we relate to others, respond to stress, and make decisions. Healthy Emotional Wellbeing promotes a sense of self-worth and helps people form and maintain supportive relationships with others.
Emotional Wellbeing issues are common and can be the result of brain chemistry, trauma, stress, family history, and several other factors.
Fortunately, there are ways to improve Emotional Wellbeing, including personal choices and the many resources available throughout Oneida.
Traditionally, we have thrived by coming together as a tribe to support one another. By building a community of understanding, support and acceptance within Oneida, we promote a common goal of Emotional Wellbeing for everyone.
As part of the Emotional Wellbeing focus area for this CHIP initiative, we will feature ongoing Emotional Wellbeing topics and resources.
Focus Area: Physical Wellness
Physical Wellness is more than just the absence of disease; it is a multi-faceted concept that is recognized when a person, or population is in a state of optimal health. Optimal health is achieved when the body is operating at the most efficient state, regardless of the limitations of disease process(es). There are many things that influence a person’s Physical Wellness and some of these things cannot be controlled. Fortunately, there are many choices a person makes that can improve their Physical Wellness.
Increasing physical activity; eating more fruits and vegetables; not smoking or quitting smoking; limiting alcohol, and maintaining a healthy weight are choices a person can make to improve their quality of life and Physical Wellness.
Historical events have erased much of the Oneida Community’s cultural identity and traditional practices which have caused a dramatic decrease in what was once the healthiest population on the planet. Reclaiming the Oneida culture and making healthy personal choices will create an environment supportive of developing and maintaining a community rooted in Physical Wellness.
As part of the Physical Wellness focus area of the CHIP initiative, we will highlight resources that encourage increasing physical activity for Oneida Community Members throughout the lifespan and at various levels of perceived Physical Wellness. Also, as part of the CHIP campaign, tracking and monitoring individual’s physical activity through multimedia tools at Oneida community events.
Oneida Behavioral Health, Oneida Environmental Health and Safety, MIS, Oneida Parks and Recreation, Oneida Community Health Center Medical Clinic, Oneida Cultural Heritage, Oneida Transit Authority, and Oneida Family Fitness Center. Look for more about these strategies in the Kaliwisaks, on the Oneida Nation website, the Community Health Services, on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OneidaNation.Health, through Oneida communications, and at community events.
Director of Community Health Services
Eric Krawczyk, MPH, MCHES – Community/Public Health Officer
Population Based Programming
Michelle Myers, BSN, RN – Community/Public Health Nursing Supervisor
Carol Torres – Administrative Assistant
Candi Cornelius, MSN, RN, CLC – Prenatal Care Coordinator
Char Kizior, BSN, RN, NCSN – Headstart Nurse Consultant
Kristine Labby, BSN, RN – School Nurse Consultant
Andrea Kolitsch, BSN, RN – Community/Public Health Nurse
Leah Fuss, MSN, RN – Community/Public Health Nurse
Debra Santiago, BSN, RN – Community/Public Health Nurse
Mollie Passon, CHES®, Public Health Coordinator
Community Health Nursing Case Management
Brenda Haen, BSN, RN – Community Health Manager
Neva Archiquette – Community Health Representative
Louetta Fowler, BSN, RN – Community Health Nurse
Vicki Johnson – Community Health Representative
Toni Walking Eagle – Community Health Representative
Maria Danforth – Community Health Representative
Phyl Shaline, BSN, RN – Community Health Nurse
Brittany Skenandore, BSN, RN – Community Health Nurse
Barb Webster, BSN, RN – Community Health Nurse
Community Health Case Management Long Term Care
Carrie Lindsey, BSW, CSW – Case Management Supervisor
Tammy Skenandore – Administrative Assistant
Michael Longcore – Home Care Worker
Lorleen John – Home Care Worker
Debra Miller, BSW, CSW – Dementia Care Specialist
Mallory Patton – Case Manager
Tamar Ramirez – Home Care Worker
Beatrice Skenandore – Home Care Worker
Ted Skubal, BSW, CSW – Community Options Program Social Worker
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Tina Jorgensen, MS, RDN, CD – Health Promotion Supervisor
Mary Arndt- Data Coordinator
Dawn Krines Glatt – Health Promotion Specialist
Tahkwatekwa (Tek) Skenandore – Health Promotion Specialist
Stefanie Reinke – Health Promotion Specialist
Belinda McLester – Health Promotion Specialist
Susan Higgs, RDN, CD – WIC/Nutrition Manager
Betty Schwantes, RDN, CD, CDE – Dietitian-Diabetes Educator
Brittany Nikolich, RDN, CD – Dietitian-Youth Consultant
Alyssa Hudak, RDN, CD, CLC – Dietitian-Lactation Coordinator
Jackie Havel, RDN, CD – Dietitian-WIC Outpatient
Carlissa Diedrich, RDN, CD – Dietitian-WIC Outpatient
Heidi McCann, RDN, CD – Dietitian-WIC Outpatient
Stacy Skenandore – Peer Breastfeeding Counselor