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Native It's Your Game

Native It’s Your Game (Native IYG) is a web-based HIV, STD and pregnancy prevention curriculum for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth ages 12-14. Native IYG is comprised of thirteen 30-50-minute interactive lessons, which can be used in the classroom, or as an extracurricular program. NIYG teaches about healthy relationships, life skills, communication, and refusal skills using interactive activities, video games, personalized “journaling” activities, tailored feedback and individually tailored activities. NIYG also emphasizes abstinence, but also teaches learners how to protect themselves from pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections using medically accurate information. This curriculum is part of a larger group of programs geared towards Native youth hosted in the Healthy Native Youth website (healthynativeyouth.org) which was produced in collaboration with the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, and the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc

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Dr. Christine Markham (Principle Investigator)