Circle of Health Program Designed to Address Risky Behaviors by Native American Youths in Phoenix

The American Indian Prevention Coalition undertook a planning process to develop a program aimed at preventing substance abuse, violence and other risky behaviors among Native American youth living in Phoenix.

Key Results

  • Established a planning council for an interagency community prevention program.

  • Developed an interagency collaborative process for identifying and providing services for at-risk youth.

  • Provided services and after-school programs to three school districts that had very few programs for American Indian students.

  • Conducted 15 conferences offering training to community members, representatives of service organizations, and school personnel.

  • Enrolled 100 Native American youth in the Circle of Health youth outreach program.