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Native VOICES - Adapting a Video-Based Sexual Health Intervention for American Indian Teens and Young Adults Using the ADAPT-ITT Model
Rushing, S. C.,
Year Published: 2016
American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research
Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health
American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth have elevated rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Despite their need for culturally appropriate sexual health interventions, few evidence-based programs have been designed for or rigorously evaluated with AI/AN youth. The goal of this study was to design a video-based HIV/STI intervention for AI/AN teens and young adults living in urban and reservation communities. Native VOICES was adapted from two evidence-based HIV prevention interventions: Video Opportunities for Innovative Condom Education and Safer Sex (VOICES) and Safe in the City. Collaborating with three geographically dispersed AI/AN communities in the Pacific Northwest, the team produced a culturally tailored intervention toolkit containing the Native VOICES video, a User’s Guide, condom and dental dam demonstration videos, and a selection of condoms and dental dams. Results from a randomized controlled trial of Native VOICES are forthcoming. Modified Author Abstract.