Promoting the well-being of MPTN

Our Mission

"To inspire hope and contribute to the holistic health and well-being of our patients by providing excellence in our integrated primary and behavioral health services. Advancing objective one of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation strategic plan, our goal is for our patients to live healthier, longer lives."

Breaking the Cycle

Mind, Body & Spirit

As unhealthy Western habits supplant traditional culture, diabetes and obesity are overtaking Native communities. It's time to get back to our cultural roots!

Growing Food & Health

Farm Stand & Community Garden

Fresh produce grown by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation supports our goal to reduce the incidence of diabetes by promoting healthy eating and exercise through gardening.

What is SDPI?

Special Diabetes Program for American Indians/Alaska Natives

In response to the diabetes epidemic among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people, Congress established the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) in 1997 to provide funds for diabetes prevention and treatment services. Through the SDPI grant program, AI/AN communities have been able to develop much needed diabetes programs and increase access to quality diabetes care.

The SDPI Community-Directed Diabetes Programs component of the SDPI provides funds to IHS, Tribal, and Urban Health Programs in all 12 IHS Areas to begin or enhance local diabetes treatment and prevention programs.

Download the SDPI Fact Sheet

Food Rx Grant

This short-term grant is designed to help our diabetic patients increase their health through increasing their produce intake.

To be eligible one must be an active diabetic patient with Tribal Health Services. 

Components include:

  • Nutrition Therapy
  • Health & Wellness Coaching
  • Free produce
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Useful Links & Phone Numbers

  • United Way Essential Community Services: dial 211 or visit
  • Mental Health Suicide/Crisis Hotline: dial 988
  • 24/7 Counseling Support: text NATIVE to 741741