Hozho'go 365 program

Utah Navajo Health System

Hozho’go 365 program

The Utah Navajo Health System (UNHS) Behavioral Health Department (BHD) received funding from the Association of Utah Community Health to expand the delivery of behavioral health services, increase access to behavioral health services, and reduce stigma around receiving those services.

With this funding UNHS BHD decided to create a mental health outlet for UNHS service area communities. At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Navajo Nation had the highest rate of COVID-19 infections per capita in the United States.

The pandemic has had a major effect on those living on the Navajo Nation and surrounding communities. Many were faced with and are still facing challenges that can be stressful and overwhelming.

It was an appropriate time to create a virtual health program to help individuals feel a part of a community while also being in the safety and comfort of their own homes. Thus Hozho'go Iina 365 (HI 365) Program was created!

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HI 365 is a virtual health and wellness program that implements monthly challenges and activities to assist individuals in improving their health through the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual connectedness of the Navajo Wellness Model. This program provides individuals with the skills and information to take initiative for their own well-being and health. HI 365 Community Wellness Specialists, Racheal Holiday, MPH and Shaina Sagg, provide assistance and guidance to the participants throughout the program. Facebook and Instagram serve as the virtual outlets for the program. The program is free, open to all ages, and participants will get the opportunity to win various prizes! Individuals must be a registered patient with UNHS to register for the program. Once participants register, they have exclusive access to the monthly challenges, activities, and program group pages.

Other Program Services:

  • Health Promotion and Education
  • Community Outreach
  • Behavioral Health Referrals

HI 365 also has a public Facebook and Instagram page that is reserved for health education and resources and dissemination of local community health events.