Tlicho Natsedzi Nihtsi: Tlicho Healing Wind Project/ Promoting Sexual Health

Regions: North Slave Region

Tags: health, well-being, health care, education, health awareness, sexual health

Principal Investigator: Martin, Jim L (6)
Licence Number: 14338
Organization: Tlicho Community Services Agency
Licenced Year(s): 2011 2010 2008 2007
Issued: Apr 30, 2008
Project Team: Karen Edwards (Assistant Research Supervisor, University of Alberta), Cecilia Zoe-Martin (Assistant Coordinator/ Community Based Researchers, TCSA in Behchoko)

Objective(s): The purpose of this project is to reduce/eradicate the incidence of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's) through the use of community relevant teaching methods, and promote healthy sexual practices in the context of respectful relationships.

Project Description: The purpose of this project is to reduce/eradicate the incidence of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's) through the use of community relevant teaching methods, and promote healthy sexual practices in the context of respectful relationships. Goals include developing a baseline on how STI's are being contracted, developing a public awareness program on STI's and safe sex, training of healthcare givers, developing an information system to monitor STI cases and measure results, and reviewing the manner in which STI information is taught.

Plans include training for community health workers in communicating sexual health issues to different age groups, drafting a terminology list, implementing focus group workshops, and visits by HIV/Aids experts. The surveys are highly confidential. The results will inform public communication strategies in the region.
Fieldwork will be conducted from May 01 to December 31, 2008 at Behchoko, Gameti, Wekweeti, and Whati.