Community Talking Circles

The Coharie Tribe is participating in the Sacred Hoop of Native Health & Wellbeing (SHHAW), which is an intervention and community based participatory research (CBPR) program that addresses health issues prevalent in American Indian populations in North Carolina. Developed by the UNC American Indian Center at UNC Chapel Hill, this model explores the impact of Talking Circles on: (1) community connectedness; and (2) mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional health and wellbeing for American Indians. Key components of SHHAW include, 1. Implementation of Culturally-Relevant Health Initiatives, 2. Capacity-Building Consultation & Workshops, and 3. Research & Dissemination. SHHAW is administered by the American Indian Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is made possible by the generous support of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

For more information about upcoming Talking Circles, contact Tribal Administrator, Greg Jacobs at (910) 564-6909 or