Great Plains Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative Program (GPCCSI)

In 2015, GPTCHB was awarded a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase colorectal cancer screening rates within 18 tribes in South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa.  

The goal of the cooperative agreement is to provide support in increasing the rates of Colorectal Cancer Screening in our tribal communities. In the United States, Northern Plains American Indian men and women have the highest and second-highest cancer incidence rate among all American Indian/Alaskan Native population groups.  

The initiative will address colorectal cancer (CRC) screening with activities in partnerships and program coordination, priority evidence-based interventions (EBI’s) and community-clinical linkages throughout the Northern Plains American Indians regions. 

Staff 

  • Eugene Giago, BS – Program Manager – Oglala Sioux 
  • Gina Johnson– Administrative Assistant– Oglala Sioux 
  • DeAnna Howe-Swan – Program Assistant – Crow Creek Sioux 

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Last modified on: Tuesday, January 18th, 2022 @ 1:52 pm

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Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe

Flandreau Sioux

Flandreau Sioux

Lower Brule Sioux

Lower Brule Sioux

Crow Creek Sioux Tribe

Crow Creek Sioux Tribe

Oglala Sioux Tribe

Oglala Sioux Tribe

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate

Yankton Sioux

Yankton Sioux

Rosebud Sioux Tribe

Rosebud Sioux Tribe

Meskwaki Nation

Meskwaki Nation

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa

Trenton Indian Service Area

Trenton Indian Service Area

Santee sioux nation

Santee sioux nation

Standing Rock Sioux

Standing Rock Sioux

Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation

Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska

Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska

Spirit Lake Tribe

Spirit Lake Tribe

Omaha Nations

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