DIHFS's new cultural committee's first initiative was to find a quiet area in the clinic dedicated for traditional medicine and smudging. This task wasn’t easy, as DIHFS continues to grow its programs and utilizes all areas of the new location. Thankfully, the cultural committee and Behavioral Health Program teamed up to make it all happen and found a space.
We are incredibility honored to be featured in WDSE's Native Report Season 14 Episode 7! Native Report is an entertaining, informative magazine style series that celebrates Native American culture and heritage, listens to tribal elders, and talks to some of the most powerful and influential leaders of Indian Country today. Take a look at our feature below:
It has been a full year since we moved into our new space. The moving boxes are unpacked, the walls are filled with pictures and artwork, and our desks and work stations are settled in. It’s humbling to see the progress and growth Denver Indian Health and Family Services has made over the past year. We welcomed a Family Nurse Practitioner, three Behavioral Health Therapists, a part-time Medical Doctor, and additional support staff to keep up with the demands of our clinic.
We are fast-approaching the end of the year, and the behavioral health staff at DIHFS wanted to share a few tips for those who are planning to set some resolutions to launch themselves into the new year.
It is Halloween time… time for the ghosts and goblins to come out and play! It’s also time for the oral bacteria in your mouth to come out and play and wreck some havoc on your teeth. When the bacteria eat the sugar and leftover food in your mouth, a weak acid is produced. That acid can contribute to cavities. The good news is that eating Halloween candy is a splurge that is dentist-approved if you’re brushing twice a day and flossing once a day all year long.