Shaylee LoneDog Joins AKA Team

AKA welcomes Shaylee to the Tribal Prevention Initiative evaluation team at Eastern Shoshone Recovery. Shaylee will work closely with site coordinators and program staff to implement a variety of culturally-based prevention programs and activities for youth and families. Welcome Shaylee! My name is Shaylee Lone Dog. I am a member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe … Continue reading Shaylee LoneDog Joins AKA Team

Interns Support Community Evaluation

This week our team supported evaluation of the Fort Peck Creator Games in Poplar Montana. It has been an amazing week- and we are more effective because of youth and community involvement in the evaluation. Evaluation is about finding value.. this week Karly, Aryn, and Sky helped find the value and story of the 2018 … Continue reading Interns Support Community Evaluation

Summer Interns 2018

It is another great year for AKA and summer internships with tribes throughout Montana and Wyoming. This summer AKA welcomes Shaylee Lone Dog at Eastern Shoshone, Karly Matt and Aryn Fisher at Northern Cheyenne, and Sky Johnston at Fort Peck. AKA believes in community-engaged evaluation and building the research and evaluation capacity of tribal youth. … Continue reading Summer Interns 2018

What We Know

This past week we presented research about the social determinants of health, substance abuse, and poor mental health in Montana and Wyoming. Our presentation targeted tribal leaders, health care providers, counselors, community members, and program staff. In the last six- months we have been exploring the determinants of substance abuse and poor mental health in … Continue reading What We Know

Action. Science. Health.

This past week I attended the American Public Health Association annual meeting. This event brings public health professionals, universities, companies, leaders, and students together from all parts of our world. This year I was part of a team that presented results of the Rocky Mountain Tribal Epidemiology Center Tribal Public Health Workforce Needs Assessment. During … Continue reading Action. Science. Health.