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January 13, 2020

MyPEEPS Status

The MyPEEPS project is a mobile intervention that uses evidence-driven mobile technology to deliver HIV prevention information specifically developed for at-risk young men who have sex with men (YMSM).  The mobile intervention is being tested in a randomized control trial (RCT) with racially and ethnically diverse HIV-negative or unknown status YMSM aged 13-18 at four…

Staff updates for Seven Directions, A Center for Indigenous Public Health

Since the Spring 2019 article in the IWRI online Newsletter introducing Seven Directions (7D) to IWRI and the Univ. of Washington community, there have been several staff and student personnel additions and changes to report.   Sofia Singer was hired as a Research Coordinator in Fall 2019. She is an Italian-American from Bronx, NY. She…

January 10, 2020

Seven Directions produces environmental scan of tribal opioid prevention efforts

Seven Directions, with the support of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the National Network of Public Health Institutes, has produced an “Environmental Scan of Tribal Opioid Overdose Prevention Responses: Community-Based Strategies and Public Health Data Infrastructure.” It provides a snapshot of how various tribes, tribal organizations and urban Indian organizations are addressing…

May 7, 2019

Research Ethics Training for Health in Indigenous Communities – SciPod podcast

Check out this SciPod about the research Ethics Training for Indigenous Communities project. American Indian and Alaska Natives (AIAN) face substantial health inequalities, yet ethical research addressing their health concerns is still extremely limited. Dr Cynthia Pearson, Associate Professor at the University of Washington and Director of Research at the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, along…

April 29, 2019

IWRI Graduation Celebration

Please Join Us in celebrating Native graduates June 13, 2019 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM University of Washington – Seattle Campus Please RSVP Here

April 25, 2019

IWRI Writing Retreat 2019

April 23, 2019

New “Seven Directions” team working on several CDC & RWJF projects

By Leo N. Egashira “Seven Directions, A Center for Indigenous Public Health” (7D, is the first national public health institute in the U.S. focused solely on Indigenous health and wellness. Its commitments are to cultivate and share knowledge, connect communities and resources and work together to achieve shared goals for future generations. 7D’s vision…

Karina Walters is 2019 Adelphi SSW Lodge Prize Awardee

April 3, 2019 From:  Andrew W. Safyer, PhD, LCSW-R Dean and Professor Adelphi University School of Social Work Garden City, New York   It is my great pleasure to announce that Dr. Katina Walters has been selected to receive the 2019 Richard Lodge Prize from Adelphi University School of Social Work. Karina L. Walters, an…

Danielle Lucero

UW School of Public Health Facebook post of April 2, 2019 UW MPH Program in Health Services is with Danielle Lucero. April 2 at 9:27 AM · Second-year Health Services MPH/MSW student Danielle Lucero is conducting her master’s thesis on perceptions of violence, abuse, and culture among the Native American community. Danielle’s project aims to…

April 11, 2019

MyPeeps Art Contest

Calling all Native Artists ages 13-18! We would like to welcome you to participate in the MyPEEPS Mobile Project Art Contest! Contest Theme: Native Sexual Minority Youth Empowerment KEY THEMES: MALE-IDENTIFIED YOUTH, HEALTH, TECHNOLOGY Four winners will be selected; their art will be used to advertise and promote MyPEEPS. Contest Requirements: • Open to Native…

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