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Health Promotion Disease Prevention

Mission: Empowering the Oneida community to achieve optimal health. 

Oneida Health Promotion Disease Prevention is part of the National Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Program through Indian Health Services.

About Us

Diabetes Prevention Program

The Oneida Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) helps to prevent diabetes by empowering participants to make simple lifestyle changes such as, exercising more, eating healthy food and losing weight. We continue to maintain full recognition as a CDC Recognized Diabetes Prevention Program! New in-person DPP Sessions begin in January, April, July, and October every year.  

Why Join?

The Diabetes Prevention Program can help in several ways:
– We will watch your health closely.
– You will get routine labs and assessments.
– You will take classes on eating healthy, increasing physical activity, and losing weight.
– You may be able to delay or avoid getting diabetes by participating in this program.
– If you have diabetes, you may be able to keep it under control.
Could You Have Prediabetes? Take the Risk TestClick here to print a copy of the test

Who can join the program?

-Patients of the Oneida Community Health Center age 18 & older.

-Employees of the Oneida Nation who participate in the Health Plan.


Class Structure

10 weekly group classes
6 biweekly group classes
6 monthly group classes
Wellness Coaching at least once monthly to support, motivate, and help you overcome barriers. 

Core Classes

The 12 month Core Program involves in-person participation in 10 weekly classes, 6 biweekly classes, 6 monthly classes, and biweekly or monthly one-on-one coaching with a Wellness Coach.  Classes will provide the tools necessary to eat healthy, increase physical activity, and change habits that lead to living a balanced, healthy life.  Below are the lessons that are covered over the course of the year:

1. Welcome – Introduction to the Program 9. Manage Stress 17. Stay Active Away from Home
2. Get Active to Prevent Diabetes 10. Find Time for Fitness 18. More About Carbs
3. Track Your Activity 11. Cope with Triggers 19. Get Enough Sleep 
4. Eat Well to Prevent Diabetes 12. Keep Your Heart Healthy 20. Have Healthy Food You Enjoy
5. Track Your Food 13. Take Charge of Your Thoughts 21. When Wight Loss Stalls
6. Get More Active 14. Get Support 22. Prevent Diabetes for Life!
7. Burn More Calories Than You Take In 15. Eat Well Away from Home  
8. Shop and Cook to Prevent Diabetes 16. Stay Motivated to Prevent Diabetes  

Wellness Coaching

In addition to the core classes, participants will meet with a Wellness Coach at least 1x per month throughout the program.  Wellness coaches are trained to help clients develop & implement personal wellness plans.  The process of wellness coaching progresses through several stages.
1. You provide background information through a wellness assessment so that you and your coach are well-informed on the key issues, including medical considerations.
2. During the first 30-60 minute coaching session, you identify your priorities and develop a personal wellness plan including a wellness vision, three month goals and the first steps.
3. In subsequent 30-40 minute coaching sessions, each week, biweekly or monthly, you and your coach review the progress toward your vision and goals, explore and resolve the most pressing issues, learn something new, and then agree on a set of goals for the following week. You will enjoy plenty of ah-hah insights along the way.
4. By the end of three months, you should reach more than 70% of your three month goals and feel energized and confident to embark on new areas with or without your coach.

To Join:

Complete the Online Referral Form.  Email questions to  A Health Promotion Specialist will call you to help get you started. ✅

Wellness Coaching


Twataˀkali•táts Program

Twataˀkali•tats is the Oneida word meaning, “We make ourselves healthy.”

Making lifestyle changes can be tough.  This Wellness Coaching program will help take you from where you are today to where you want to be!  All coaching services are available in-person, virtually, or over the phone.  The coaching services will help you:

  • Develop a personal plan for wellness
  • Set realistic goals
  • Overcome barriers to success
  • Provide nutrition and physical activity education
  • Support and motivate you through your journey

Wellness Coaching for Oneida Health Plan Employees

  • Do you have trouble sticking to health-related goals?
  • Struggle with work/life balance?
  • Find it difficult to prioritize your health?
  • Want to make healthy changes to your lifestyle but not sure where to start?
  • Want to lower your health insurance premium by improving your health risk score?

Take action to create the lifestyle you want with Oneida Health Promotion Wellness Coaching. With a coach by your side, you can target the results you want, set goals to get there, and make them come to life!  

Click here for more information Health Coaching for Oneida Health Plan Employees

Stroke Prevention Research Studies


The stroke prevention research studies are a partnership between the Oneida Nation and UW-Madison Stroke Team that is supported by the Oneida Nation Business Committee, Oneida Comprehensive Health Division as well as the UW-Madison Department of Neurological Surgery and Department of Medicine-Cardiovascular Division.

Purpose: Identify what risk factors put Native Americans at a higher risk for stroke and to learn what activities work best to lower those risk factors.
Reason: Stroke and premature dementia are two of the greatest causes of disability and death in the Native American population.
-Participants learn their individual stroke risk factors.
-Participants learn about health-related social support interventions the Oneida Nation offers to help with inter-generational historical trauma.
-The Nation learns what the most common risk factors are in the community.
-Discovering if wellness coaching and lifestyle changes can decrease a person’s risk factors.
-The community is learning new and better ways to combat the prevalence of strokes in the Oneida Community.

Stroke Prevention in the Wisconsin Native American Population Study

Root Causes of Stroke Risk Disparity in Wisconsin Native Americans Study

This study is looking for new information (called a biomarker) that doctors can use in the future to better assess the risk for stroke or premature dementia in the Native American Population.  This study will also find out if using health coaching along with standard medical care can help individuals make changes in their lifestyle and reduce the risk for stroke and dementia.  The study is for Native Americans ages 55 and older.  The study is currently full.

This study will look at if active participation in social support activities, culturally based programs, as well as food sovereignty programs could modify a person’s risk factors for stroke.  The study will also consider as to what degree does differences in historical loss and stress have with traditional and potential new risk factors for stroke and scientific outcomes.  The study is open to Native Americans ages 35-55 and is currently recruiting new participants. Click here to learn more information on the study.

Please contact Amanda Riesenberg via phone at 920-490-3984 or email at for any questions, comments, or to request additional information.

Video Resources 


Cooking & Recipes

Upper Body Stretching Maple Snack Mix
Whole Body Chair Exercise Workout Stuffed Baked Apples
Strength Training with Household Items Wild Rice Berry Salad
Lower Body Stretching Healthy Snacks
10 Minute Low impact Cardio Workout  Chocolate Chip Granola Bars


Just Move it Oneida (JMIO)



Just Move It is a North American campaign to promote physical activity for Indigenous Peoples.  Events are open to families of all ages.  Every new registrant who participates receives a free t-shirt. Just Move It Oneida is coordinated by Oneida Health Promotion as part of the Diabetes Prevention Program. Please visit our Facebook Page to stay up to date! Registration is required once per calendar year.  Click on JMIO Registration Form at the bottom of the page to register online.  Once you have completed the form, click “submit.” 

Upcoming Events


Twataˀkali•táts Program Registration Form

Health Promotion Online Registration Form

Contact Information


JMIO Registration Form

Just Move It Oneida - Event Registration

Participant Information

Contact Information

Additional Information

Are you a Oneida Tribal Member? *
Are you affiliated with another tribe?
Are you an Oneida employee? *
Are you an Oneida employee's spouse or child?

By typing your name in full below, you are acknowledging that you are the signer for this participation agreement. If the person listed in the Participant Information section is a minor, a parent or guardian must sign this document for the individual to participate in the Just Move It Oneida events selected.

By checking Yes, I am the parent and/or legal guardian of the minor identified in the Participant Information section of this registration.

WAIVER OF RESPONSIBILITY: In consideration of your acceptance of this entry, for myself, heirs, executors, or administrators, I hereby waive and release any and all rights and claims for damage I may have against sponsoring organizations or representatives for any and all injuries sustained by in any activity, including transportation to and from the site of such activity, related directly or indirectly to my participation of said activity. I hereby give my permission for the use and reproduction of video footage, photographs or audio recordings. I understand that any use of my image and/or voice will be for the purpose of health promotion.

Just Move It Oneida is coordinated by Oneida Health Promotion/Disease Prevention of the Oneida Comprehensive Health Division.
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For questions & comments, contact Hanna Leisgang (920) 490-3927/

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