United Houma Nation

  • Apr 12, 2015

    The United Houma Nation's Vocational Rehabilitation and Diabetes Programs have joined efforts to open a weekly drop in Wellness Center for Tribal Citizens and their spouses.  The intent of the Center is to assist and support the community overall in embracing the changes needed to live healthier lives.  The Ribbon Cutting, which took place April 7, 2015, is intended to launch a holistic, community-based center that provides ongoing general health monitoring and relaxation opportunities to support individuals in the process of change.   ..

  • Dec 14, 2014

    In November the UHN received notice that $26,279 in funding has been granted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation's IMPACT 2014 grant cycle.  The "Returning to Our Roots...Tribal Health and Wellness" Project builds upon the work of the UHN Diabetes Program and focuses on allowing tribal culture and traditional teaching of health and wellness as an intervention to address the high rates of diabetes, obesity and heart disease that plagues many of our tribal citizens. ..

  • Sep 14, 2014

    The UHN Vocational Rehabilitation Program is hosting the Annual Consumer Conference on Thursday at the Quality Hotel in Houma.  The event is open to the public.  Who should attend? ..

  • Sep 03, 2014

    The American Diabetes Association is a great source of information about what's going on in the world of diabetes health care.  Metformin is the typical "beginner" medication for most individuals diagnosed with diabetes; however, what happens often is metformin is often not enough. ..

  • Aug 31, 2014

    The United Houma Nation's Vocational Rehabilitation Program will be holding the annual Consumer Conference on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the Quality Hotel in Houma, Louisiana.  The conference will begin at 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.  The 1-day conference allows the staff to plan and coordinate workshops that meet the needs of the clients served by the program as well as supporting community disability education opportunities.  The vocational rehabilitation program is funded by the US Department of Education to provide comprehensive employment services for United Houma Nation and Chitimacha Tribe citizens with disabilities who reside in the 6-parish service area. ..

  • Aug 10, 2014

    Chief Dardar’s heart-felt words on diabetes last week and the affects it has had on the tribal citizens of the United Houma Nation remind each of us the importance of learning how to prevent diabetes or if living with diabetes to make better choices.  The United Houma Nation Diabetes Program was created out of a need recognized by tribal leadership as well as the staff of the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP).  As the program and tribal staff prepare for this year’s powwow that will honor those living with diabetes, we are excited to tell you about some of the activities the program is providing to assist not only those living with diabetes, but every tribal citizen.   ..

  • Jun 22, 2014

    The United Houma Nation became a partner with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) under a National Institute of Environmental Health (NIEH) funded post oil spill research project.  This phase of the project, commonly called GC-HARMS, is assessing the health of individuals who consume seafood.  Particularly, it is trying to determine IF seafood contains elevated levels of harmful chemicals post Deepwater Horizon disaster, as well as do the individuals that consume seafood post oil spill show signs of exposure to harmful PAHs (poly-aromatic hydrocarbons), which are the harmful chemicals found in crude oil. ..

  • Jun 22, 2014

    Earlier in the week, the United Houma Nation Vocational Rehabilitation Program announced that the 2014 Celebrating ABILITIES powwow will be dedicated to raising awareness about diabetes management and prevention.  As the UHN experiences such high rates of this complicated condition (nearly 1 in 4 households), the staff wanted to ensure there was an opportunity to have tribal citizens and supporters weigh in on the issue. ..

  • Jun 15, 2014

    Earlier this week, the Houma based Krewe of Hercules became a co-sponsor to the UHN's 6th Annual Celebrating ABILITIES Powwow.  The powwow, which will take place at the Houma Airbase Pavilion on September 20th and 21st, is dedicated to raise awareness of the many strengths and abilities individuals with disabilities bring to our community.  This year's efforts are focused on raising awareness of the effects of diabetes within the community. ..

  • Jun 15, 2014

    In 2010, UHN housholds self reported that 1 in 4 households has someone living with diabetes.  Our communities have very high rates of diabetes and the Tribe recognizes that those figures are growing.  In order to best help our citizens living with this condition, the UHN began a Diabetes Registry. ..