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DBH Funded Media Campaigns


ISMN Spencer poster
Bullying Prevention fact sheet
Suicide Prevention Factsheet
family violence prevention poster detail

Substance Abuse Prevention

The “I Strengthen My Nation” media campaign, featuring Twilight Saga actor Chaske Spencer, encourages Native communities to address teen and young adult substance abuse by empowering Native youth to resist drugs and alcohol and by motivating parents to talk openly with their children. The campaign was created by the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB)Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving and Tribes.

Bullying Prevention

Also from the NPAIHB, posters, brochures, and a fact sheet are available from the “Stand Up, Stand Strong” campaign against bullying. The IHS created the public service announcement on bullying prevention in partnership with the Indian Health Board of Nevada Youth Advisory Council and the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. The PSA stresses that bullying is not Native, and doesn’t honor Native people’s traditions or culture.

Suicide Prevention

The NPAIHB created posters and a fact sheet to address suicide in Indian country with their “Community is the Healer that Breaks the Silence” suicide prevention campaign.

Domestic Violence Prevention

To increase awareness and combat all forms of domestic violence, including intimate partner violence, child maltreatment, and elder abuse, the NPAIHB launched posters and tip sheets with their "What is Done to One is Felt by All" family violence prevention campaign.