Health Education & Chronic Disease - ITCMI

Health Education & Chronic Disease

The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan (ITCM) is a dedicated advocate for reducing chronic disease and cancer disparities. Our programs support culturally appropriate education, training, policy and capacity building to support health equity among Michigan tribal communities.  



The Racial Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Journey to Wellness program aims to improve health, prevent chronic disease, and reduce health disparities among Michigan’s American Indians.

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Menthol and Other Flavored Tobacco Products

The high prevalence of menthol and flavored tobacco use in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities poses a significant threat to public health. Menthol and flavored tobacco has been recognized as a catalyst for smoking initiation and addiction, posing an additional hurdle to quitting efforts.

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Gigiigoo’inann Study

The Gigiigoo’inann (our fish) study helps us gather important information to best educate and inform healthy fish consumption practices. The study is documented online and can be accessed through a PC or phone. We will be sure to share further information on our next Gigiigoo’inann study.

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To contact our staff dial one of these numbers followed by the extensions listed below. 906.632.6896 or 877.482.3601 or 800.562.4957

Laura Fisher

Department Director

Ext:  107

Mike Willette

Communications Specialist

Ext: 154

Beth Sieloff

Program Manager

Ext: 108

Chris Sams

Administrative Support Specialist

Ext: 105

Heather Medicine Bear

Program Manager

Hannah Wichern

Program Manager

Ext: NA