C8 Creative and Comprehensive Approaches to Prevention Among American Indian/Alaska Native Youth

Background/Purpose: American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth are at high risk for STDs, HIV, and teen pregnancy. Few prevention interventions have been developed with AI/AN youth as the target audience.

Objectives of Symposium: The presenters will describe the creative and comprehensive approaches they use to reach AI/AN with culturally-appropriate prevention messages, services, and interventions.

Implications for Programs, Policy, and/or Research: Each presenter shares a unique approach that could be replicated elsewhere in Indian Country to reach AI/AN youth with important prevention messages, services, and interventions.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010: 10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Dogwood B (M1) (Omni Hotel)
10:30 AM
10:45 AM
Research to Action: Using An Adolescent Focus Group Project to Guide STD Prevention Programs
Jessica Leston, MPH, STD Program, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Anchorage, AK and Cornelia Jessen, MAc, HIV/STD Prevention Center, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Anchorage, AK
11:00 AM
Developing Avenues for Reaching Native Gen M
Stephanie Craig Rushing, MPH, Project Red Talon, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, Portland, OR
11:15 AM
Native STAND: a Peer Education Curriculum for Healthy Decision Making for Native Youth
Lori de Ravello, MPH, Assigned to the Indian Health Service National STD Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Albuquerque, NM
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