These are the slides for the webinar WWYH hosted to discuss supporting the health and welllness of Native youth.
Supporting Native Youth Wellness through HIV Prevention StrategiesArchived
In observance of National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, What Works in Youth HIV hosted this webinar on Thursday, March 16 from 2:00-3:30 PM ET to discuss supporting Native youth and their health and wellness. The webinar reviewed the current state of HIV for American Indian and Alaska Native youth. Presenters also described how social determinants of health affect the HIV risk for Native youth and how cultural strengths can support holistic health. Innovative models for working with Native youth were showcased from:
- Pamela Jumper Thurman, PhD: Affiliate Faculty, Department of Ethnic Studies, Colorado State University
- Keioshiah Peter, BA: Native Youth Coordinator, Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women; Rez Condom Tour Organizer
- Faith Baldwin: Consultant, Na’Nizhoozhi Center, Inc/Dine’ College Integrated HIV/HCV/Substance Abuse Prevention Program; Rez Condom Tour Organizer
- Stephanie Craig Rushing, PhD, MPH: Project Director, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and oversees the Healthy Native Youth website and the We R Native project
- Cornelia Jessen, MA: Senior Program Manager, Division of Community Health, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, including the Safe in the Village project
Participants who attended this webinar will be able to:
- Describe the current state of HIV/AIDS amongst American Indian and Alaska Native youth
- Define social and cultural factors that affect Native youth’s transmission of HIV
- Identify current trends and innovative models for Native youth HIV prevention
This is a recording of the webinar WWYH hosted to discuss supporting the health and welllness of Native youth.