Project Abstract: Eastern Aleutian Tribes
Project Name: Eastern Aleutian Tribes – Native Connections
Population(s) to be served: Youth/young adults ages 12-24 living in the eight EAT clinical site communities, including representation from young adults working in the seafood industry.
• Consistent community engagement, outreach and education
• Solicitation of input from youth 12-24
• Youth advisory council (ages 18-24)
• Youth clinical services
Goals and Measurable Objectives:
Goal 1. Raise community readiness scores for addressing the assessed areas of substance abuse and behavioral health and wellness concerns.
Objective 1.1. By the end of Year 1, conduct outreach and education in 100% of EAT communities to raise awareness of behavioral health issues and challenges experienced by youth in the region ages 12 to 24.
Objective 1.2. By the end of Year 1, conduct outreach and education in 100% of EAT communities to increase understanding of the concept of “behavioral health and wellness” and what is included, and common ways to address behavioral health issues.
Objective 1.3. By the end of the 3rd quarter Year 1, perform a follow-up behavioral health readiness assessment in 100% of EAT communities that focuses specifically on alcohol abuse, drug use, and behavioral health and wellness concerns for youth ages 12 to 24.
Goal 2. Decrease substance abuse among young people up to age 24 in or about to enter the seafood industry.
Objective 2.1. By the end of the first quarter Year 1, identify and recruit at least 3 youth advisory council members who work in the seafood industry.
Objective 2.2. By the end of the fourth quarter Year 1, identify and implement evidence-based strategies in 100% of EAT communities for increasing access to behavioral health services for seafood industry workers ages 24 and younger.
Objective 2.3. By the end of Year 5, implement identified and prioritized evidence-based strategies in 100% of EAT communities.
Number of people to be served annually:  Throughout lifetime of project: 
Project Summary: Eastern Aleutian Tribes will increase behavioral health and wellness among youth and young adults ages 12-24 in its eight communities by soliciting youth input and establishing a youth advisory council; increasing ongoing community engagement, outreach and education about youth behavioral health and wellness; and increasing access to evidence-based interventions for youth experiencing behavioral health and wellness challenges.