Healthy Cherokee promotes health education in the community, particularly in the areas of substance abuse prevention and injury prevention. We work within the school system, in childcare centers, the youth center, summer camps, community centers and individual communities on the Qualla Boundary, in Robbinsville and Cherokee County. We partner with healthcare departments, state agencies and the Cherokee fire and police departments.
We have many ongoing programs, however we do develop new programs as community needs change. Some of our programs include:
Junaluska Leadership Program – Enhances participants' leadership, social, public speaking, and relationship development skills. More info
Congratulations Junaluska Leadership Council Graduates:
Vice Chairman Evan Sneed, English Clerk Carmen Johnson, Brooke Coggins, Jake Crowe, and Jeremy Wolfe. Evan will be attending the University of Kentucky, Carmen will be attending Duke University, Brooke will be attending the University of Tennessee and will be playing softball, Jeremy will be attending North Carolina State University, and Jake will be attending East Kentucky University. Best of Luck Graduates!!!!
SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Club. Students in Cherokee Middle and High School serve as youth advocates to help reduce and prevent tobacco use in the community. We are proud to have Tobacco Free School Campuses.
Great American Smokeout – Event held on the third Thursday of November challenging people to smoke less or quit smoking for the day. To raise awareness of the many effective ways to quit for good.
Safe Kids Trick-or-Treat Night – We provide a safe venue for trick or treating with lots of treats and games.
National Child Passenger Safety Week – September. Choosing the right safety seat, car seat check events.
Car Seat Program – Make an appointment or walk-in daily during regular business hours; summer hours 1-4:30 pm. Periodically we hold car seat inspection and training clinics.
Red Ribbon Week – Yearly event to unite and take a visible stand against substance abuse through the symbol of the red ribbon.
Drugged and Drunk Driving Awareness Month – December. To prevent impaired driving, particularly among America’s youth, by striving to increase public awareness of the dangers of risky teen behavior behind the wheel.
Prom Promise – Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD) sponsored pledge to remain sober for Prom Night.
Proper Hand Washing Education
Prescription Drug Use/Prevention
Abuse of Cough & Cold Medications
Bug Spray Stations - Visit our booth at football games (until frost) for a spray of bug repellant Relax and enjoy the game.
Fire & Fall Prevention
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detection Distribution – Smoke alarms ($5) and CO2 detectors ($5) are available regardless of income.
DISCOUNT SAFETY EQUIPMENT PROGRAM
Equipment is offered to enrolled members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians at a discounted priced regardless of income.
There are three staff members with the program and all are National Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians; and educated in bicycle, fire and carbon monoxide safety.
Car Seats – $20
(infant, convertible, high back booster, combination seat)
Mondays & Fridays:
1:00 - 4:00 pm.
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 8:00 - 11:30 am.
Will take walk-ins.
No Back Booster – $10
• The child must be present
• Bring the child’s enrollment card, unless the child is unborn; then the mother’s/father’s enrollment card will be accepted.
• The child will be fitted for the car seat and car seat will be fitted in the vehicle
Bicycle Helmet – $5
Toddler, youth and adults
ATV Helmet – $25
Smoke Alarm – $5
Carbon Monoxide Detector – $5