Title: EBCI Public Health & Human Services Division

Public Health & Human Services for the Cherokee Communities in
Western North Carolina

Welcome! We invite you to learn about the variety of programs within Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) Public Health & Human Services. Our programs are designed to improve individual – and community – quality of life.

Many of our services are only for enrolled members of the EBCI and other federally-recognized Indian tribes. Some programs operate within the child care and school systems and are open to all children. Others, such as Tsali Care Nursing Facility, are open to anyone in need.

In addition to treatment programs, we are very invested in educating our community in prevention of unnecessary illness and disability. We make sure that individuals are aware of all the services available to them. Our programs work hand-in-hand with one another, ensuring continuity of care for individuals.

We are very interested in your well-being. Please call on us for assistance.


Tribal Health Assessment Survey 2013 brochure coverEBCI PHHS is kicking off another Tribal Health Assesment (THA) & we want you to participate! What is a THA? It's a collection of data, stories and community input that tells PHHS about the health of EBCI and guides decisions to improve health services, programs and resources. This October we'll be conducting a community survey that will involve interviews, community meetings and focus groups. The report will come out in June 2018. Contact us at 828-359-6180 or by email at THIP@nc-cherokee.com for more information.

To access the 2013 Tribal Health Assessment – Health Resource Inventory (HRI), which lists all health and health related services on and off the Boundary click here. For a summary, click here. (power point). For the survey brochure, click here. (pdf)


If you have a complaint or just a concern regarding regulations being followed by any Public Health and Human Services employee or program and are unsure if it should be reported, remember the following: When in doubt ...report it out. How to report


Pursuant to Cherokee Code (C.C.) section 150-5, the following Cherokee Administrative Rules are being published to inform the public of its adoption and implementation as an emergency rule in order to preserve the public health, safety and general welfare of the Tribe. View Administrative Rules

Tribal Health Improvement PlanThe 2015 Tribal Health Improvement Plan will guide the actions of leaders and Tribal members over the next three years. The THIP places the utmost priority on better health for Tribal members, and concludes that our actions over the next three years must focus on making a difference in diabetes, depression and substance abuse. Read the plan. (pdf)<

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