Coleman Cox

Coleman Cox

Coleman Cox

Prevention Supervisor | Cherokee Nation Behavioral Health

Coleman Cox is a Certified Prevention Specialist and graduate of Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK. In 2010, Coleman began his career in behavioral health and substance abuse prevention with Cherokee Nation. Since 2016, Cox has been Cherokee Nation’s project director for the SAMHSA and CSAP Strategic Prevention Framework-Rx grant project. In 2018, Cox led a team of community coalitions to create an opioid overdose prevention media campaign known as Think SMART Oklahoma, for which he received Oklahoma Prevention Specialist of the Year. In 2021, Cox received a leadership role over Cherokee Nation’s new Harm Reduction Program. Cox also is a founding member of Oklahoma’s State/Tribal Epi-Outcomes Workgroup (STEOW) and PDMP subcommittee. Cox is a co-author of “Our Voices Matter,” a rural indigenous research study spearheaded by Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.