Akiak Native Community
Tribal Opioid Response Grant: Project Abstract
Project Name: Akiak Native Community Tribal Opioid Response Project
Population(s) to be served: Community members of all ages will receive prevention outreach services and activities, and individuals with opioid use disorders (OUD) living in Akiak.
Project Summary: The Akiak Native Community will utilize culturally informed and responsive community and school-based prevention education activities to create awareness of the dangers of opioid use, teaching community members and school-age youth to learn to recognize signs of opioid use among peers and teach coping skills to abstain from opioid use and misuse.
Provide opioid prevention education and awareness using Calricaraq, a Yup’ik-based wellness program and curriculum, along with culturally responsive opioid prevention education curriculum to all ages to promote abstinence from opioid use and misuse.
Goals and Measurable Objectives:
Goal 1: Implementation of culturally informed and responsive community and school-based prevention education activities to create awareness of the dangers of opioid use.
Objective 1.1: Utilizing the Yup’ik traditional-based curriculum Calricaraq, the TOR staff will teach healthy living skills from an Indigenous perspective through school presentations, community workshops and gatherings.
Objective 1.2: Utilizing our own Opioid Prevention Presentation, the TOR staff will teach awareness of opioid use and misuse and how to recognize opioid use among peer groups
Goal 2: Develop a crisis response team (CRT) of community advocates and trained in Crisis Response, Adverse Childhood Experiences and Social Determinants of Health.
Objective 2.1: TOR staff will work to develop a crisis team of community advocates to support the community and and be available to respond to crisis response situations.
Objective 2.2: TOR staff will provide training to CRT members in crisis response, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Social Determinants on Health (SDOH), recognition of opioid overdose and how to use the reversal medication, naloxone.
Number of people to be served annually: 75 Throughout lifetime of project: 150