Community Wellness Program

Healthy Families Healthy Futures

The goal of the Community Wellness Program is to reduce and prevent chronic disease, including diabetes, obesity and heart disease within the Toiyabe service area. We work to create healthier communities by making healthy living easier and more affordable where people work, live, learn, and play. To achieve this goal we create partnerships with local Tribes, agencies, organizations, and groups that share the vision of healthy communities in the Eastern Sierra.

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Where do we work?​

Find our location sites and contact information for all of our projects in the interactive map below. See our list of partners below to learn more, and check out our Partner Resources page to read our newsletter and subscribe to our Healthy People Radio Show!

Funding and Support

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The Community Wellness Program is currently supported by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) grants Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) and Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH). PICH activities and funding ends in September 2017. REACH projects and funding will continue through September 2018. PICH is working to make healthy living easier and more affordable where people live, learn, work, and play. REACH uses a community-based, participatory approach to identify, develop, and disseminate effective strategies for addressing health disparities.

Who We Are​

Program Staff

To reach us directly, please call (760)873-8851 or email


How do we accomplish all of this work? We collaborate! Our partners are integral to the success of our projects and the success of making our communities healthier. In no particular order, here are our awesome partners:

  • Aka Mya Dance
  • Antelope Valley Community Garden
  • Big Pine School District
  • Big Pine Paiute Economic Development Corporation
  • Big Pine Paiute Tribe
  • Bishop Elementary School
  • Bishop Indian Education Center
  • Bishop Indian Head Start
  • Bishop Paiute Tribe
  • Bridgeport Indian Colony
  • Cerro Coso Community College
  • City of Bishop
  • First 5
  • Fort Independence Tribe
  • Home Street Middle School NASA
  • Indigenous Farming Project
  • Intertribal Agriculture Council
  • Inyo County Cooperative Extension
  • Inyo County Health and Human Services
  • Inyo County Superintendent of Schools
  • Lee Vining Elementary School/Community Garden
  • Lone Pine Paiute Shoshone Tribe
  • Mono County Behavioral Health Services
  • Mono County Public Health
  • Northern Inyo Hospital
  • Owens Valley Career Development Center
  • Owens Valley Indian Water Commission
  • Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center
  • Public Health Institute
  • Timbisha Shoshone Tribe
  • Toiyabe Indian Health Project — Coleville Clinic, Diabetes Prevention, Family Services, Nutrition Services, and Public Health
  • Utu Utu Gwaitu Paiute Tribe — Benton Tribe

Healthy Living Resources

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Visit our resources page to learn more, read archived newsletters, and follow us on iTunes and Facebook to stay in the know about what we’ve been up to!

Stay in Touch!

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Subscribe to Our Mailing List​

Click on the button below to subscribe to our monthly email newsletter, Ohodugwa’ nüümü — Healthy People. As a partner in our mission to reduce chronic disease through prevention and community engagement, we invite you to join our email list, where we will share information to support, guide, and facilitate your work. You can also read archived newsletters from past months.