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HIV/AIDS Training Kit and Guide
To help stop the spread of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), the Indian Health Service (IHS) supported the development of a Tribal HIV/STD Training Kit and Policy Guide. The Training Kit gives Tribes and tribal organizations information on how to work with tribal council members, school boards, health directors, and other partnering programs on ways to prevent the transmission of HIV and STDs.
The training kit, a collaborative effort between IHS, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health Resource Center, and the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, contains facts about sexual health, tools for assessing community readiness to implement a sexual health program, information to guide policy development, case studies of effective change models, and additional resources to strengthen community sexual health activities and policies. The Training Kit can be downloaded from the links below.