Strengthening health interventions in indigenous communities with culturally-responsive evaluation: A yup'ik-centered approach
Learning Areas:Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related research
Discuss the need for participatory, culturally appropriate evaluation of food system interventions in indigenous communities. Describe the participatory process of implementing a Yup’ik-centered evaluation to inform CBPR intervention and evaluation design. Identify components of the Fish-to-School intervention and evaluation design that were shaped by Yup’ik values and community priorities. Discuss implications of a Yup’ik-centered evaluation that coordinates community-ownership of the research process as a strategy to promote health among Yup’ik youth.
Keyword(s): Evaluation, Alaska Natives
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked with indigenous communities in many capacities, including the coordination and delivery of several public health and nutrition-related programs that serve diverse audiences in Alaska. My current position as a research assistant for the Fish-to-school program involves coordinating a community-advisory council to conduct a culturally-responsive evaluation in a Yup'ik community.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.