Native Video Opportunities for Innovative Condom Education and Safer Sex (VOICES)

The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board adapted and evaluated a CDC-recognized HIV prevention intervention for AI/AN teens and young adults 15-29 years old.

The project is supported by a grant from the Indian Health Service, issued through their Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) program.

After five long years in the making, the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) is thrilled to announce the release of Native VOICES, an evidence-based video designed to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. The 23-minute video was designed to encourage condom use among heterosexual and LGBT-TS (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Two Spirit) American Indian teens and young adults 15-24 years old.

To support the program’s use in diverse community settings, the NPAIHB developed a toolkit that includes the Native VOICES video (23 minutes), a condom demonstration video (1:40 minutes), a dental dam demonstration video (1:08 minutes), a selection of condoms and dental dams, and a users’ guide.