Community Health Education and Resiliency Program

The Community Health Education and Resiliency Program (CHERP) at the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, Inc. provides trauma-informed and strengths based capacity building in STI/HIV prevention, opioid and substance use prevention, positive youth development, and mental health. Our program tailors to community needs to equip tribal public health professionals with the skills, resources, and tools to implement effective interventions and services. Through our approach, CHERP aims to promote community well-being while addressing health inequities and fostering a culture of care and support. 

CHERP provides the following services:

  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) and HIV Prevention Education
  • Safer Sex Supplies and HIV Self-Testing Kit distribution
  • Rapid and Anonymous HIV and Hepatitis C (Hep C) testing, counseling, and referral services
  • Capacity Building for STI/HIV/Hep C Prevention and Testing Services
  • Positive Youth Development
  • Capacity Building for Opioid Use Disorder prevention and linkage to treatment
  • Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • Technology of Participation Facilitation, including focused conversations, action planning, and strategic planning
  • Coordination of the National Native HIV Network
  • Host the Hope In Healing Native Opioid Summit
  • Host the Reimagine Youth Wellness Summit