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Nurturing Healthy and Empowered Youth in American Indian Communities

Grantee Information

Oregon Health and Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239
(503) 494-7784 (Phone)
(503) 494-7787 (Fax)

Oregon Health and Science University, the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Office of Tribal Health have partnered to deliver the "Native STAND" curriculum to a cohort of students at ShoBan Jr/Sr High School in Fort Hall, Idaho.

Grant Project Information

Nurturing Healthy and Empowered Youth in American Indian Communities
William Lambert
(503) 494-7784 (Phone)


The Native STAND (Students Together Against Negative Decisions) incorporates American Indian tradition and culture to address STD, HIV and teen pregnancy, as well as drug and alcohol issues and dating violence. Nationally, Native youth are more likely to be sexually active and demonstrate higher prevalence of STDs in both rural and urban settings, and HIV/AIDs in Western US locations. Use of illicit substances is higher among Native teens, putting them at further risk for STDs, HIV, teen pregnancy and sexual violence. Specifically, the project will target 37 students, initially ages 12-15 years, who will receive the Native STAND curriculum and learn film-making in afterschool and summer school programs. Strategies, practices or interventions include educational and vocational enrichment activities, distributing community awareness materials and implementing the Native STAND curriculum. Outcomes include increasing understanding of the Native STAND curricula and academic skills every month, increased knowledge of risk reduction strategies and incorporating elders in the community. Performance measures include delayed initiation of sex, increased knowledge of STDs and increased ethnic pride. The evaluation will include process and outcome/impact components. The process evaluation will be used to assess the quality and extent to which the project's intended activities and strategies were implemented. Whereas the outcome/impact evaluation plan will be used to determine to what extent the project met specified goals and objectives. Specific methods for collecting and analyzing data on measures include pre and post surveys to measures changes over time, health educator assessments, qualitative assessments of participants' experiences and a comparison of school records over time.

OMH objective(s) toward which the project's results most contribute:

  • Increased awareness, education, & outreach to address racial/ethnic minority health & health disparities problems

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