The Ohkay Public Health Nurse began services on July 30,2018. The tribe elected to take their 638 shares for this position so that services would be located in the community.

Services provided by the PHN are population based with an emphasis on Primary Prevention. This includes promoting health, protecting against health threats to the community, and keeping problems from occurring in the first place. These services are provided to individuals, families, community and systems.

PHN services strive to be comprehensive and culturally appropriate for personal and public health.

Examples of services a PHN can Provide


Describes and monitors health events for purpose of planning, implementing, and evaluating public health interventions

Disease and Health event investigations

Gathers and analyzes - data regarding threats to the health of populations, ascertains the source of threat, identifies cases and others at risk, and determines control measures.


Locates populations of interest or at risk and provides information about the nature of the concern; what can be done and how services can be obtained. Provide health related education topics to schools, elder groups, parents, and others as identified.

Case Finding

Locate individuals and families with identified risk factors and connects them to resources


Identifies individuals with unrecognized health risk factors or asymptomatic disease conditions. Coordinate and provide school health services for Headstart and Elementary Schools.

Referral and Follow up

Assist with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities to utilize necessary resources to prevent or resolve problems or concerns.

Case management

Assists individuals or families by assessing, planning, implementing, coordinating services needed, evaluating if those services were helpful; for health needs

Josie Shije, RNPublic Health Nurse
Contact Number

505-852-2354 Ph
505-852-3032 Fx



PO Box 1531
Ohkay Owingeh, NM 87566

Phone (505) 852-2354
Fax (505) 852-3032


Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Physical Location