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Health Promotion and Marketing Department

HPMD provides culturally specific outreach, education, and prevention services along with resources to empower community members towards a path of healthy lifestyle practices and wellness.  HPMD works with tribes and partners to support community-specific solutions and reduce the impact of untreated mental health conditions.  To achieve this goal, HPMD develops and provides services grounded in native traditions; promoting the early identification of individuals at risk; and engaging elders to increase connections between youth and their heritage.  With an emphasis on resilience and recovery, HPMD strives to reduce the stigma associated with asking for help and accessing mental health services.

Offering hope, honoring present strength, and encouraging future possibilities, HPMD helps individuals lead healthier, more fulfilling lives. HPMD connects with others by collaborating internally with IHC departments, with multiple agencies, with community members, and through social media platforms.   Marketing efforts incorporate multiple communication strategies to create awareness of services and resources which support overall wellbeing.

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Health Promotion Services

Prevention and Early Intervention

Classes, Trainings and Workshops providing prevention education on suicide, mental health, and substance use.

  • Life skills development and risk reduction.     

  • Linkages and integration to treatment and community resources

  • Intergenerational Events

  • Targeted outreach

Injury Prevention Program

Classes and trainings offering prevention education and injury prevention products.

  • Car Seats

  • Bike Helmets

  • All-Terrain Vehicle Helmets

  • Smoke Detectors

Targeted outreach

Car seat Check Events

Research Studies


HPMD is also responsible for implementing IHC's marketing strategy across print, social media, and broadcast. This includes the guidance of IHC Brand Standards and the creation of IHC promotional, marketing, and communications materials.

IHC's marketing department also maintains content on the IHC website and the weekly IHC e-Newsletter.

Sign up for the weekly IHC e-Newsletter here.

What About Life

IHC What About Life Podcast

Indian Health Council has been "Empowering Native Wellness" for over 50 years and provides a multitude of services in medical, dental and behavioral health to 9 federally recognized tribes of San Diego's North County. The Prevention and Early Intervention team shows how good medicine, approached from a practical and real-world perspective, can benefit you in your daily life.

IHC YouTube Channel

IHC produces a number of video programs throughout the year including, IHC At The Movies, IHC In The Kitchen, and livestreams of workshops and events.

All of this content can be found on our YouTube Channel @IndianHealthCouncil

  • YouTube

IHC Social Media Feeds

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
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