Health and Wellness Committee
Director: Romi Ruiz
I have been in the Health Care field for 23 years. I am a Medical Assistant, certified in CPR, and am currently employed with a local hospital as the Community Relations Specialist. I coordinate and attend health fairs, health related lectures, and community wellness events throughout North Orange County. I promote education and wellness, which also encompasses injury prevention, to the community at large, including the underserved. I am a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, and have a special love for preventing unintentional injuries. My goal is to promote wellness and to educate both tribal members and our local communities via mind, body and spirit. I am here to serve. Please let me know what your needs and health concerns are, so that we can work together to gather and provide appropriate information to stay well, and live long, enriched lives with those we love.
We hope to see you at one of the next Health & Wellness Events
These educational classes are open to the public. Bring your friends- all are welcome!
Please join us for our next Health and Wellness Class:
Stay Fit! Walks and Activities in and around Orange County that promote Wellness
Wellness Tip of The Month
Use exercise to reduce your risk of cancer
Exercise at a challenging, but do-able level. Work hard enough to be huffing and puffing and a little out of breath.
Great Job to all those participating in our Biggest Loser and Step Challenges!
We currently have 12 active participants in the Step Challenge, and 6 actively reporting weekly in the Biggest Loser Challenge. Keep active and keep up the great work!! It is paying off!
For those participating in the challenges, please remember to report your results each Wednesday.
Challenge Tip of the Week:
To maximize your results, remember to drink plenty of water and keep moving!
Classes and Information Sessions
Classes are offered the 2nd Thursday of most months from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Please check the Tribal Calendar for upcoming classes.
Classes are open to Tribal members and to the general public.
Check out the Tribal calendar on our home page for class topics and details.
Also, please visit the resource library at Tribal Hall for printed Health and Wellness materials on various health topics such as:
Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Dental Care, Back Care, Suicide Prevention, Women's Health and Breast Care, Care-giving, Flu Season, Prescription Medication Abuse, Child Passenger Safety, Bicycle Safety, Smoking Cessation, Nutrition, Arthritis, Heart and Stroke
Various health related books also available for check-out
The Health and Wellness Committee would like to hear from you.