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If you are dealing with a mental health crisis and need immediate support, please call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text the Crisis Text Line at 741741.


The Community Health Department (CHD) provides learning, healing, and prevention activities that are culturally rooted, focused on building relationships, and create a sense of safety and belonging.

Programs and Services offered through CHD include:

Youth Programming

  • Children, youth, and young adults are able to connect through cultural and social activities with a focus on wellness. In addition, youth are able to join the Native Youth Ambassadors, a youth leadership program that helps guide the work of the department.

Family Support

  • Native families can access prevention, early intervention, and post-vention activities. These include workforce training (CalWorks), case management, and referrals.

Cultural Programming

  • Culture is Prevention is a twice-monthly program that teaches traditional art to community members. Past classes have included drum-making, beading, regalia, and pottery.
  • Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) is an annual multi-day event focused on community building through belonging, mastery, interdependence, and generosity.

Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training

  • Available to partner agencies by request. Curriculums include Mental Health First Aid and ASIST.


Please take a moment to review information about our programs and services, educational materials, and partner information.  The Community Department is here for you.

The work of the Community Health Department (CHD) is rooted in culture, wellness, and is built in partnership with community. Ultimately, we want support the fulfillment of SNAHC’s purpose – to continue and share the legacy of a healthy American Indian/Alaska Native community.  The programming of the department is primarily grant funded and constantly innovating. We are driven by the changing needs of our community and work hard to keep youth and their families at the center of all that we do.


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