The overall mission of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Department of Health is to enhance health and wellness of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes and Native American communities by providing compassionate, comprehensive, and holistic approaches to healthcare through advocacy, education an awareness. The Cheyenne and Arapaho Department of Health provides health programs designed to assist tribal members to achieve and maintain a higher level of health status. Some of these programs provide direct services for health care, as well as prevention education. Health and wellness programs are important components of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Department of Health.
These programs are designed to address serious medical issues faced by the Cheyenne and Arapaho people, who live with diabetes, obesity, and other health problems. Each individual program within the Department of Health focuses on positive changes in health practices for tribal members resulting in a more positive health status. The Department of Health continues to develop programmatic goals and objectives for the unique and special cultural needs of tribal members.