Healthy Native Youth

Purpose

In collaboration with the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., and the University of Texas Health and Science Center at Houston, the Healthy Native Youth website was created to house a one-stop-shop for educators and health advocates to disseminate age-appropriate and culturally-relevant health curricula to American Indian and Alaska Native youth. The purpose of the Healthy Native Youth program is to provide sexual health curricula for educators and health advocates teaching American Indian/Alaska Native youth so that youth can have increased sexual health knowledge regarding HIV, STD, and teen pregnancy prevention.

Objectives:

  • Promote the Healthy Native Youth website across tribal communities in and outside of Arizona
  • Provide trainings to sites with the ability to select, adopt, implement, and maintain curricula available through the website
  • Provide on-going technical assistance for sites implementing curricula

Please visit the Healthy Native Youth website at: www.HealthyNativeYouth.org to access health curricula.

Culturally-Relevant Sexual Health Curricula include:

Contact

Jerri Thomas is the Healthy Native Youth Specialist who promotes the Healthy Native Youth website across tribal communities in and outside of Arizona. By providing training to sites in tribal communities, tribal health educators and health advocates will attain the ability to select, adopt, implement, and maintain curricula available through the website. The Healthy Native Youth Specialist will provide on-going technical assistance for sites that are implementing curricula.

Jerri Thomas, Healthy Native Youth Specialist
Jerri.thomas@itcaonline.com