Intergenerational Intertribal (I2) Positive Directions for Native Health


The I2 Positive Solutions for Native Health is part of the Native Connections initiative established by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

The Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board (AAIHB) Native Connections Program titled, Intergenerational Intertribal (I2 ) Positive Solutions for Native Health, aims to decrease suicide and substance misuse among American Indian youth, through age 24, whom have been impacted by trauma. It is a five year grant that will partner with two AAIHB consortium Tribes. Through the adaptation and pilot implementation of the evidence-based “Storytelling for Empowerment” intervention, youth will improve cognitive decision making, achieve positive cultural identity, and strengthen resiliency. By honoring “who they are” youth will be equipped to make informed decisions to prevent substance misuse and promote positive mental health outcomes. This project will be guided by an intergenerational community advisory panel (ICAP), made up of recognized community leaders, advocates and professionals, including both youth and adults, in each participating community.

Intergenerational Intertribal (I2) Positive Directions for Native Health Program Staff:

Director:

Rachell Tenorio, MSW, PhD.

email: rtenorio@aaihb.org

phone: (505)-962-2603

Coordinator:

Elisha Sneddy

email: esneddy@aaihb.org

phone: (505)-764-0036

Project Specialist:

Contreta Endwarrior

email: cendwarrior@aaihb.org

phone: (505)-764-0036

Evaluator:

Judith Espinoza, MPH

email: jespinoza@aaihb.org

phone: (505)-217-2802

The information on this website was developed [in part] under a grant number IH795M063500 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.