Intergenerational Intertribal (I2) Positive Directions for Native Health

The I2 Positive Solutions for Native Health is part of the Native Connections initiative established by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

The Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board (AAIHB) Native Connections Program titled, Intergenerational Intertribal (I2 ) Positive Solutions for Native Health, aims to decrease suicide and substance misuse among American Indian youth, through age 24, whom have been impacted by trauma. It is a five year grant that will partner with two AAIHB consortium Tribes. Through the adaptation and pilot implementation of the evidence-based “Storytelling for Empowerment” intervention, youth will improve cognitive decision making, achieve positive cultural identity, and strengthen resiliency. By honoring “who they are” youth will be equipped to make informed decisions to prevent substance misuse and promote positive mental health outcomes. This project will be guided by an intergenerational community advisory panel (ICAP), made up of recognized community leaders, advocates and professionals, including both youth and adults, in each participating community.

Intergenerational Intertribal (I2) Positive Directions for Native Health Program Staff:

Program Manager:
Tony Quintana, M.S.
phone: (505)-808-0423

Program Coordinator:
Shynoke Ortiz
phone: (505)-764-8299

Program Assistant:
Kara Roanhorse
phone: (505)-764-8299

Alyssa Jojola, M.S. CHES
phone: (505)-228-5906