CCIA recently convened a Health and Wellness Committee which is in the process of identifying it's purpose, goals, and priorities for engaging with health and wellness as it pertains to the two Ute Tribes in Colorado and off-reservation AI/AN communities in Colorado. Once this committee is established we'll be posting updated information on this webpage.
CCIA's previous Health and Wellness Committee served as the coordinating body for addressing tribal-state health and wellness priorities consisting of tribal, local, state and federal partners seeking to improve the health status of tribal members. The Committee was responsible for the Health and Wellness Roundtable Report featured below. The responsibilities of the Health and Wellness Committee are:
- To identify key tribal health issues and prioritize recommendations and actions for addressing tribal health concerns collaboratively and in a culturally respectful way,
- To coordinate relationships between tribal health and state health programs, particularly regarding prevention and health promotion,
- To guide the State of Colorado and local public health and healthcare providers on how to best work in partnership with the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, and
- To identify funding opportunities with the two Ute Tribes to address the health and wellness priorities.