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.