Public Health Nursing


The Osage Nation Public Health Nursing/Health Education (PHN/HE) Program is housed within the Wah-Zha-Zhi Health Center under the guidance of the licensed medical providers. The PHN/HE Program is a self-governance program. The PHN/HE program has one full time registered nurse and one full time licensed practical nurse. The Osage PHN/HE Program provides a multi-dimensional approach to advance the health and wellness of our Osage People and other Native populations who reside in Osage County.


Community Needs Assessment 2022 Letter of Introduction


Contact Information

Director: Marie Rumsey, RN, PHN
Phone: 918-287-5528

Physical Address: 1454 West Main Street, Pawhuska, OK 74056

Main Phone: 918-287-5528

Fax: 918-287-5234

To establish and improve collaborations and partnerships with other Osage Nation departments as well as outside entities and governments to promote healthy lifestyles to communities, through education, advocacy, and health assessments. PHN/HE Program will partner with other health-related programs to provide health promotion/disease prevention education, informational services on primary and secondary prevention for Osage residents as well as other tribal members living in Osage Nation.

Commodity Kitchen Table Cookbook

2019 Gather Manual

2021 Grow Gather Hunt Virtual Camp Registration form (Event is July 12-16, 2021. Registration deadline is June 25, 2021.)

2021 NYPD Virtual Camp Registration form (Event is June 7-11, 2021. Registration remains open until June 23, 2021, to register interest for future events.)

Swift Bison Fitness Program Application