National Indian Women's Health Resource Center
228 South Muskogee Avenue, Tahlequah, OK 74464-3835
The National Indian Women's Resource Center assists American Indian and Alaska Native women in achieving optimal health and well being for themselves, their families and their communities.Grant Project Information
Minority Community HIV/AIDS Partnership
(918) 456-6094 ext. 105
The purpose of the Minority Community HIV/AIDS Partnership project is to reduce HIV/AIDS-related health disparities and increase the access and availability of HIV/AIDS preventive services to American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) populations. The project will address the lack of culturally appropriate intervention materials, social and cultural barriers to treatment and preventive services and the lack of awareness of the health status of AI/AN students at Fort Totten Northeastern State University and Candeska Cikana Community College. The project will engage in outreach activities, create for-credit college courses on HIV prevention and employ a sustainable, student task force. The student task force will assist in identifying social and cultural barriers to health care services, as well as engage in peer-to-peer education. The intended outcomes of this project include improving health behaviors among program participants and improving knowledge among health care providers about barriers to health care and the health status of AI/AN, which will inform future. In order to determine if such outcomes are reached, surveys and pre/post tests will be conducted with the students to assess changes in their HIV/AIDS related knowledge, attitudes and behaviors.
OMH objective(s) toward which the project's results most contribute (check all that apply):
- Increased awareness, education, and outreach to address racial/ethnic minority health and health disparities problems
- Improved access to, and appropriate utilization of, health and other community-based services and systems through user-centered design for racial/ethnic minorities (e.g., health IT, culturally/ linguistically appropriate services, service provider education/ training, workforce diversity)
- Strengthened leadership and coordination to leverage resources and enhance effectiveness and efficiency of individual and collective efforts (including, but not limited to, research and data)
Key (not more than five) Healthy People 2010 objectives or subobjectives (by number and name) towards which your project's results most contribute (see Appendix 3 of OMH's Evaluation Planning Guidelines at).
- HP 2010 13-5: Reduce the number of cases of HIV/AIDS among adolescents and adults
- HP 2010 25-11: Increase the proportion of adolescents who abstain from sexual encounters or use condoms if currently sexually active
- HP 2010 07-11: Culturally appropriate program
- HP 2010 13-07: Knowledge of serotstatus
- HP 2010 13-18: HIV diagnosed in adolescent females 13-24