Center for Applied Environmental Public Health Health

Tribal Behavioral Health 104: Culture is Prevention!

This is an all levels course offering CPH — Free
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This course will inform Tribes, Tribal Serving Organizations and public health professionals about the use of culturally appropriate programs and practices for substance abuse prevention. Examples of success stories from the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes’ Tradition Not Addiction Prevention Program will be used to provide valuable examples.

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.  

This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PHWINS 2017. 

What You'll Learn

  • Define culturally appropriate programs and practices (Tribal Best Practices)
  • Explain why lack of reliable data for AI/AN is a major barrier to public health interventions
  • Recognize the importance of high quality data to identify AI/AN health and behavioral health disparities
  • Describe the positive response AI/AN have to culturally appropriate messages
  • Identify the real-world strategies, programs and practices that have proven successful in a traditional American Indian Tribe in Central Oklahoma
  • Recognize the need smaller tribes have for epidemiological expertise to help obtain funding and implement relevant programs 
  • Identify the existing capacity that exists in all Native Tribes for using Culture as Prevention

Competency Terms

Community Partnership Development
Cultural Competency Skills
Cultural Influence on Policies, Programs, & Services

Related Occupations

Community Health Worker
Health Educator
Health Officer
Public health - multiple occupations will benefit

Related Job Tasks

Investigate, diagnose, and address health problems and hazards affecting the population
Communicate effectively to inform and educate people about health, factors that influence it, and how to improve it
Build and support a diverse and skilled public health workforce