Stephanie Craig Rushing

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Media technologies, including the Internet, cell phones, and video games, offer new avenues to reach Native youth on sensitive health topics. Project Red Talon, a sexually transmitted disease (STD)/HIV prevention project that serves the 43 federally recognized tribes in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, used community-based participatory research methods in(More)
BACKGROUND American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth face multiple health challenges compared to other racial/ethnic groups, which could potentially be ameliorated by the dissemination of evidence-based adolescent health promotion programs. Previous studies have indicated that limited trained personnel, cultural barriers, and geographic isolation may(More)
American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth experience disproportionate rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Despite their need for culturally appropriate sexual health interventions, few evidence-based programs have been designed for or rigorously evaluated with AI/AN youth. The primary goal of this study was to adapt a video-based HIV/STI(More)
PURPOSE American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth experience disparities associated with sexual and reproductive health, including early age of sexual initiation. Identifying factors that are most proximally related to early sexual intercourse and that are modifiable through health promotion interventions may help to reduce these disparities. Using a(More)
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