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Diné Unity Project

Program Type: Local Effort - Programs and/or activities that have not been evaluated but are identified by local programs as producing positive results.

The Diné Unity Project is a CDC funded multi-agency collaboration that targets individuals at high risk for STD’s. The project provides risk reduction education and screening through Navajo Nation detention centers and community outreach. Employing a community-based participatory approach, the Project created a theory-based risk reduction intervention that provides education on common STDs including syphilis and HIV and also offers strategies for preventing STD infection such as proper condom use and negotiation skills. The intervention is interactive, culturally-sensitive, easily translated into the Navajo language and has been successfully implemented in tribal detention and behavioral health facilites, and in community-based settings including health fairs and street outreach.

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Site Type(s):
Community, Other: Detentions Center

Health Indicator(s):
Infectious Disease, HIV/AIDS

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Name: Mae-Gilene Begay, MSW
Site or Location Name: Diné Unity Project, Navajo Nation CHR/Outreach Program
P.O. Box 1390
Window, AZ 86515
Phone: (928) 871-7316