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Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility – Purpose Area 1
The Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility project, "The Hooghan Be' Adhií noo glí: A Home with Dignity," combines community outreach, school-based education, and clinical service interventions to address the pervasive problem of domestic violence in their community. The Chinle Service Unit applies the concept of Navajo teachings and philosophy of wellness to their work. Under this guidance, the central place for wellness is in the home, and a well home and family begins with the individual having self-respect and reverence.
Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility – Purpose Area 2
The Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility's project, "Respond, Intervene, Support, Educate (R.I.S.E.)," seeks to address the pervasive issue of sexual violence and interpersonal/domestic violence in their community. The project will sustain and expand the current Sexual Assault Program by partnering with forensic training programs to educate/train adult, as well as pediatric, sexual assault examiners, and cross-train Domestic Violence Examiners (DVE). Additionally, it will provide psychosocial intervention and counseling to victims and promote a coordinated, interdisciplinary, and culturally-sensitive response to victims.
Crownpoint Healthcare Facility
The Crownpoint Healthcare’s program "Mending the Sacred Circle" will implement a domestic and sexual violence forensic healthcare service with the goal of improving patient healing and recovery through outreach, training, and collaboration with community stakeholders. Victims of domestic and sexual violence will be connected with tribal, state, and federal resources including advocacy, legal services, behavioral health services, and medical healthcare providers. By providing forensic healthcare at the time of crisis and coordinating supportive victim services, the program aims to improve the long term health outcomes for each individual, family, and community.
Gallup Indian Medical Center
The Gallup Indian Medical Center (GIMC) DVPI project will use a combination of prevention strategies, advocacy training, and coordinated community-response teams to meet the needs of victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and their families. These programs are intended to provide education, support, and most of all the voice they need to stand up against domestic violence and sexual assault.
Pinon Health Center
The Pinon Health Center will enhance the delivery of counseling, prevention, and advocacy services to victims of domestic violence through the following ways: 1) partner with community organizations and traditional leaders to identify the areas of greatest need, identify barriers, and develop strategies to overcome such barriers; 2) implement an “active” service delivery model that puts counseling staff into the community to provide services to those most in need; and 3) implement programs designed to change the social and emotional environment that promotes domestic violence.
Shiprock-Northern Navajo Medical Center
The Shiprock-Northern Navajo Medical Center's Sexual Assault Response Program promotes evidence-based, culturally-informed care for survivors of sexual assault through a community-based interdisciplinary approach. This project provides community education to prevent sexual assault and promotes support and healing for survivors of sexual assault.
Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation
The Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation works to improve the well-being and quality of life of survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual violence. They will build on their successful partnership with Four Corners Legal Care (FCLC) to expand access to free legal advice and assistance with filing legal documents; enhance coordinated community responses to victims of domestic and sexual violence within the high need Navajo, Hopi, San Juan Southern Paiute population of the Tuba City Service Area; train providers and relevant hospital staff on domestic and sexual violence topics including legal issues and referrals.
Utah Navajo Health System
The Utah Navajo Health System (UNHS) program will offer mental health services, prevention, and education services regarding intimate partner violence in all four UNHS health centers and communities located along the Utah Strip of the Navajo Nation in southern San Juan County, Utah. The program will provide licensed mental health professionals to support domestic and sexual violence treatment services and prevention education services in collaboration with current UNHS behavioral health programs. All services will be provided by those with knowledge and appreciation of cultural elements that might influence initiative efficacy and appropriateness.