What is Women’s Health & Why is It Important?

Article verified for accuracy by Dr. Julie Garchow, MD
Physician/Residency Program Director
June 20, 2024



Women are known and celebrated for keeping our families and communities healthy. Yet often our own health might be pushed to the back burner.

Congratulations to the 2024 April Moore Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the 2024 April Moore Memorial Scholarship recipients! We are proud to announce that seven students pursuing higher education will be awarded $1,000.00 each with a scholarship for the 2024-2025 school year.

What is the April Moore Memorial Scholarship Program?

April Moore served 26 years as a Board Member and Chair of Chapa-De Indian Health before passing away in 2015.

Reflecting On Another Successful Year: Chapa-De 2023 Annual Report

What a year! As we continue to celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2024, we look back at 2023 to reflect on our accomplishments as an organization. This is through a report we create every year that shows an overview of the impacts we made in the communities we serve. Check out some of the highlights of the 2023 Annual Report below!

Chapa-De Indian Health Recognized for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion by the Sacramento Business Journal

We are proud to announce that Chapa-De Indian Health was recognized by the Sacramento Business Journal as an honoree for the 2024 Champions for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Awards. This award comes as we celebrate our 50th anniversary as a non-profit organization. In 1974, we were established in Auburn after a study found higher incidences of health needs amongst local American Indians compared to other populations in our area.

10 Tips to Keep Your Brain Sharp

Article verified for accuracy by Martin Melgoza
Lead Behavioral Health Clinician
May 23, 2024



A few weeks ago, we talked about how a body in motion stays in motion. This means that keeping your body moving makes it easier to keep using it as you get older.

Taste the Magic of Family Time with This Easy Sugar-Friendly Recipe

Taste the Magic of Family Time with This Easy Sugar-Friendly Recipe

Another school year is ending and summer is right around the corner. Time really flies! There is no better time to get the family together and make memories they’ll treasure. When families spend time together, it has been shown to lower stress and anxiety, boost self-esteem, and help find a sense of purpose in life.

UAIC Opiod Settlement Funds: Expanded Services Coming Soon to Chapa-De!

An Excerpt from Chapa-De News: May 2024

Lawyers representing American Indian Tribal nations successfully filed suits against numerous companies involved in the manufacturing and sale of opioids in the United States. These actions by pharmaceutical companies caused a decades-long opioid crisis that we are still feeling today. The lawsuits claim that opioid manufacturers,

Your Story is Our Story: Chapa-De Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Can you believe that Chapa-De Indian Health is turning 50 this year? That is 50 years of supporting our community through dental, medical, behavioral health, optometry, diabetes, and maternal child health care. Chapa-De was established in 1974 and was originally called the Northern Sierra Indian Health Program. We had one dental chair,

Who Can Help Me with Medical Coverage, Insurance, and Medi-Cal ?

A lot is going on with medical coverage right now. Big changes are happening across Northern California as Medi-Cal switches to Partnership Healthplan and returns to its annual renewal process from before the Pandemic. These changes might have caused you to lose your coverage. There’s also good news, though. More Californians are now eligible to get Medi-Cal.

Everything You Need to Know About Well-Child Check-Ups 

Everything You Need to Know About Well-Child Check-Ups 

Article verified for accuracy by Julie Davis, RN MSN
Maternal Child Health Program Manager & Pediatric Care Coordinator
April 10, 2024


Can you believe there’s only a month and a half left of school before summer break? At Chapa-De, it’s one of our favorite times of the year because it’s the start of Well-Child visits season.