Research: For this contract, I am conducting a process and outcome evaluation of Tucson Indian Center's Native Pride Project funded through the Indian Health Service. Native Pride is an 8 week program designed to increase protective factors, and decrease risk factors, for suicide and substance abuse among Native youth in the greater Tucson area. As lead evaluator, I coordinate all evaluation, data collection, and reporting activities. Service: I attend biannual advisory committee meetings to disseminate results of the project to TIC staff, community members, and other key stakeholders. I have also developed presentations to disseminate results at regional and national Indian Health Serivice conferences. I also assist TIC with grant proposal development and submission to secure funding to continue Native Pride and other mental health related projects.
Nancy Stroupe was a contributor on this project but has since left the University of Arizona.