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As a caring adult, the conversations you have with youth have a significant impact on their behavior. Have honest, accurate conversations about relationships, sexual health, substance use, mental health and other topics that inform lifestyle decisions.

Here you can find resources that help keep you informed and well-equipped to foster a safe space for Alaska youth.

Harm Reduction Trainings

During 2021, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) hosted virtual sessions that covered different topics related to harm reduction, presented by Alaska-based speakers.

The training recordings are available to anyone interested in learning more about harm reduction and strengthening harm reduction resources and practices in their community.

The goal of these trainings was to support, inspire and learn from one another to increase the well-being of individuals in our communities. Visit the Harm Reduction Training page to learn more.

Find a Curriculum

As an educator, youth program coordinator or after-school activity member, your involvement can support tomorrow’s leaders. Choose curricula that can positively influence Alaska youth behaviors and lifestyle decisions.

The iKnowMine team designed the Safe in the Village (SITV) program to start conversations about healthy relationships and safe behaviors with Alaska Native youth. Included is a short movie, actor interviews and a facilitation guide. 

Order the Safe in the Village DVD and discussion guide.

The Lesson Plan is free and was developed for Alaskan youth by the ANTHC HIV/STD Prevention and Substance Abuse Prevention Programs. The primary purpose of this Lesson Plan is an introduction to substance use and surrounding topics. Youth will learn about substance use, the various kinds of substances, how to get help for themselves, and how to help others.

Visit the Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other Drugs: A Lesson Plan page to learn more.

This community engagement tool helps to facilitate conversations and the promotion of health education curriculum selection and implementation.

The steps and tools in the Implementation Toolbox will help walk you through important phases in the planning process with ready-to-go templates, tips, examples, and words of encouragement.

Visit the Implementation Toolbox page on Healthy Native Youth’s website to learn more.

Native It’s Your Game (N-IYG) is a web-based HIV, STI, and pregnancy prevention curriculum for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth ages 12-14. 

The program teaches about healthy relationships, life skills, communication, and refusal skills using interactive activities, videos, games, personalized “journaling” activities, tailored feedback, and individually tailored activities. It emphasizes abstinence, but also teaches learners how to protect themselves from pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections using medically accurate information.

Visit the Native It’s Your Game page to learn more.

Native VOICES (Video Opportunities for Innovative Condom Education and Safer Sex) is a 23-minute video, designed to encourage condom use and HIV/STI testing among heterosexual, and LGBTQ2S (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, and Two Spirit), American Indian teens and young adults 15-24 years old. 

Visit the Native VOICES page to learn more.

Native Students Together Against Negative Decisions 2.0 (Native STAND 2.0) is a comprehensive sexual health curriculum for Native high school students that focuses on life goals, communication, healthy relationships, sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS, and teen pregnancy prevention, while also covering drug and alcohol misuse, suicide, and dating violence.

Visit the Native STAND page to learn more.

Multimedia Circle of Life (mCOL) is a sexual risk-reduction program designed specifically for American Indian youth ages 10-12 years. mCOL teaches skills such as goal setting, decision making, and standing up to peer pressure. Prevention topics include: how diseases are spread; the health effects of HIV, AIDS, and sexually transmitted infections; and ways youth can protect themselves from these diseases. The content also addresses teen pregnancy prevention.

Visit the Circle of Life page to learn more.

To be effective, health curricula must be age-appropriate, culturally-relevant, and reflect the values and learning styles of the learners being taught. Finding curricula that meet these requirements for American Indian and Alaska Native youth can be challenging.

Healthy Native Youth is a one-stop-shop for educators and health advocates who want to expand learning opportunities for youth.

Visit the Healthy Native Youth website for curricula listings with information about how the program was designed or adapted, and evaluated with Native youth.

View a listing of CDC-suggested curricula that cover a variety of topics for a youth audience.

Get Relevant Data

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) 2020 Alaska Adolescent Health Tribal Action Plan
The Alaska Adolescent Health Tribal Action Plan is the product of a statewide, collaborative meeting between Tribal health planners, coordinators, prevention advocates, Elders and community partners.

The action plan is a living document for ANTHC, Alaska Native Tribes and health organizations, as well as collaborating agencies in Tribal communities, to guide program planning, support grant applications, serve as a foundation for community outreach efforts and foster a holistic response to promoting the health and well-being of Alaska Native and American Indian (AN/AI) adolescents and youth.

Alaska Native Epidemiology Center
Established in 1996, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) Epidemiology Center (EpiCenter) is one of the twelve tribal epidemiology centers established by the Indian Health Service. ANTHC, along with the regional tribal health organizations, comprise the Alaska Tribal Health System, which has the primary goal of improving the health of Alaska Native people.

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services’ Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health (AK-IBIS)
 AK-IBIS provides statistical numerical data as well as contextual information on the health status of Alaskans and the state of Alaska’s health care system.

Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Dashboard
The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is a school-based survey of Alaska high school students. The YRBS collects important information about the health of Alaska teens, including health risk behaviors that contribute to social problems, disabilities, and even death.

School Climate and Connectedness Survey
School Climate & Connectedness Survey (SCCS) results are intended to give districts a “snapshot in time;” a glimpse into how students, staff, and family members were feeling about their school and community at the time of the survey. This “snapshot in time,” is a conversation starter to improve school climate.

State of Alaska Epidemiology Bulletins

State of Alaska HIV Surveillance Report, 1982-2020

Alaska Suicide Facts and Statistics

Alaska Victimization Survey
Every human being has the right to be safe and free from violence in their own homes, in their relationships, and in their community. Intimate partner violence and sexual violence are endemic problems. The Alaska Victimization Survey provides comprehensive statewide and regional data to guide planning and policy development and to evaluate the impact of prevention and intervention services.

Alaska Opioid Data Dashboard

Alaska Health Analytics & Vital Statistics

Health Facilities Data Reporting
The Alaska Health Facilities Data Reporting Program (HFDR) collects inpatient and outpatient discharge data from Alaska health care facilities.

Alaska Census Data

Healthy Alaskans 2030
Healthy Alaskans is Alaska’s state health improvement plan; it is a roadmap for how we as a state can improve on the most significant health issues that we face, at the community level, at the organizational level, and at the individual and family level.

Physical Activity and Nutrition