The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board (GPTCHB) - Native Connections Program will provide prevention services to the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and Crow Creek School District located in South Dakota over a five year period. The Native Connections Program aims to provide culturally-relevant prevention services to youth ages 10 -18 that are enrolled in the Crow Creek School District.
In order to provide prevention services the Native Connections Program will collaborate with three identified prevention programs, Lifeways, Oceti Wakan and the Network of Support to implement community support system, which will help educate the targeted community to ensure the success of American Indian's (AI). By creating stronger community linkages, the Native Connections Program will provide much-needed prevention services that will be utilizes by the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and the Crow Creek School District.
The Native Connections Program seeks to implement prevention services by increasing access to resources and to ensure high-quality education and training services to promote a healthy and positive lifestyle for at risk youth. The Native Connections Program will also implement measures of internal accountability to ensure that it meets or exceeds professional standards for program objectives, fulfills SAMHSA requirements for mandatory reporting of performance data, and develops and implements the GPTCHB data-driven quality improvement plan.
The goals, objectives and prevention strategies outlined in this grant proposal will allow for strong collaborations between the GPTCHB, Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, Crow Creek School District, Community Steering Committee and Contracted Providers. The strengthened collaborations will provide increased resources and services to AI's within the targeted community and allow AI's to have a productive and successful future.