Health and Wellness Services


The Wellness Department goal is to elevate the health status of American Indian people to the highest level possible through outreach, prevention and referral. Wellness services integrate the mind, body, spirit and emotions in a holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle.

Assessment and Case Management

  • Provide personalized assessment of health care and social service needs

  • Provide case management to ensure access and utilization of all available services

  • Health education and guidance

  • Referral to other needed services

  • Specialty areas include:

    – General health care
    – Substance abuse
    – Diabetes
    – HIV/AIDS
    – Immunization monitoring


Transportation and Prescription Pick Up

Transportation services provide clients access to the Tucson area – Indian Health Service (I.H.S.) San Xavier Health Clinic for medical and dental appointments. Prescription medication pick-up and delivery service allows clients to pick-up prescriptions.

Individual and Group Workshops and Activities:

– Talking circles, sweat lodges and accudetox
– Cooking classes, diabetes foot clinic, field trips
– Walk/runs, yoga, aikido, dancing 
– Parenting, storytelling, music, crafts
– Special activities for toddlers, teens and elders

  • Diabetes prevention and control

  • Alcohol/drug prevention and recovery

  • Sexually-transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS

  • Prevention and cessation of commercial tobacco use

  • Oral Health

  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse

  • Reproductive Health

  • Domestic Violence

  • Behavioral Health

  • Nutrition and Fitness

  • Services to improve your personal wellness:


Native Pride: Weekly Youth Workshops


The Tucson Indian Center’s (TIC) Native Pride Project is a youth program that uses evidence based practices to prevent teen suicide.  Using the Native American Youth Empowerment Project’s curriculum youth are encouraged to plan and participate in weekly workshops focused on: Identity, Empowerment, Health, Moods, & Coping, Self-determination, Growth & Relationships, and Transformation. These themes are expressed through Native Arts, Crafts and cultural activities. Native Pride is currently recruiting participants for workshops.     


Please contact Jameela Norton in order to register: (520) 884-7137 Ex 236 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Native Pride Project is funded through the Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention initiative by Indian Health Service. In collaboration with the University of Arizona, we are conducting an evaluation study as part of the Native Pride Project. Participants in the study will be asked to complete two interviews and will receive a gift card with a twenty dollar value. Participation in the study is voluntary.



Community Wellness Coalition


In order to assure regular, authentic input from community members Tucson Indian Center has established the Community Wellness Coalition. This is an advisory committee, that provides invaluable feedback on the 3 phrases of TIC service delivery; planning, implementation and evaluation.  The Community Wellness Coalition is always welcoming new members; community members, agency partners and interested parties.  This coalition meets on a monthly basis on the second Tuesday of every month in the Many Nations Community Room of the Tucson Indian Center from 3:30p.m.-5:00p.m.  The Youth Coalition subcommittee meets monthly as well on the second Saturday of every month from 12:00p.m.-2:00p.m. at TIC.   


Tucson Indian Center's
Youth Coalition

Welcoming Native American Youth ages 8-17 years old


The Tucson Indian Center
Presents its Youth Coalition


Indian Center Youth Coalition

The Tucson Indian Center Youth Coalition was created with the purpose of giving Native Youth the chance to come together and share wellness ideas, learn leadership skills and impact their communities. The coalition focuses on the prevention and education of substance abuse, tobacco, and drug abuse prevention, as well as teaching its members to stay healthy in body, mind and spirit. Youth Coalition members are given the opportunity to participate in field trips, leadership conference, volunteer projects, summer camp, spring camp, and fun events such as attending powwows, UofA football games, bicycle rides, hiking trips. Also, Youth Coalition members are given the opportunity to learn and participate in Group discussion, Building Leadership skills, Communication strategies, Planning for field trips and much more.


Meetings are at least 1 Saturday each month from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Tucson Indian Center 97 E. Congress, Suite Tucson, Arizona 85702


Come join us on the following dates:
March 1st
March 15th
April 12th-Trip to Sabino Canyon
April 26th
May 17th


All youth interested in participating in the TIC Youth Coalition must work with their parents/guardians to complete a registration packet.


To join or for more information, please contact Julieanna Phares
(520)-884-7131 extension 231
Or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Youth Coalition Flyer
Tucson Indian Center Youth Coalition:
Youth Coalition Registration Packet