The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians: Issues in Health Lecture

Please Join Us for Western Carolina University’s
Annual Public Lecture on Indian Health with
Casey Cooper, MBA, FACHE

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians: Issues in Health

Wednesday, November 2nd at 6:00 p.m.


Casey Cooper is the Chief Executive Officer of Cherokee Indian Hospital (CIH). He received a BSN from Gardner-Webb University, a MBA at The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. 

Mr. Cooper has been involved in American Indian health care for 18 years and has served the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation (EBCN) and its community since graduating from nursing school in 1993. He served as a Primary Care Nurse, Community Health Nurse, Nurse Educator and Nursing Manager.  As the Health Director of the EBCN from 1999 to 2004, he helped shape public health policy with a focus on chronic disease prevention and lead a community wide initiative to assume the management responsibilities of the CIH from the Indian Health Services through an Indian Self-Determination and Self-Governance Agreement. 

Sponsored by:
• Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Hotel
• College of Health & Human Sciences, Western Carolina University


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