HEALTHY PEOPLE COALITION
Bringing Hope to the World
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, The HPC has suspended community events until it is once again safe to hold them. Currently the Tohono O'odham Nation is under "Stay-at-Home" orders, in addition to other health policies, updated regularly on Tohono O'odham Nation Health Care
The HPC continues to meet remotely each month, and to collaborate with Tohono O'odham Nation, District, and Community leaders to best meet the needs of the GuVo District during this difficult time.
NAAF staff, The Tohono O'odham Department of Education, and Healthy People Coalition members have collected Remote Resources for you in health and well-being, education, Tohono O'odham language and culture.
Another valuable resource is the Tohono O'odham Nation Community Resource Directory
This compilation includes physical and mental health resources, hotlines and other valuable resources.
Take good care and stay connected with regular updates on social media:
Native American Advancement Foundation (NAAF)
WHAT WE DO
Based out of Gu Vo District on the Tohono O'odham Nation, the Healthy People Coalition utilizes effective prevention strategies, activities, and evidence based curriculum to promote healthful behaviors, decisions, and environments that will reduce, postpone or eliminate the problematic use of alcohol and illicit substances among minors.
The coalition is made possible through a generous grant from AZ Complete Healthcare and AHCCCS, who also provides training and resources for our evidence-based programs.
WHO WE ARE
The Healthy People Coalition includes GuVo District and Tohono O'odham Nation community and coalition members of all generations. Everyone shares creative and diverse expertise. This includes youth council, prevention and health professionals, elder cultural caretakers, and relevant experts from Tohono O'odham Nation and southern Arizona.
EVIDENCE-BASED PREVENTION PROGRAMS
Sober Movie Nights
The Healthy People Coalition hosts free, sober movie nights each month with movies projected onto an 80-inch projection screen. Refreshments are served and a family friendly environment is enjoyed by all. These events are always open to the public!
The Healthy People Coalition hosts a sober arcade with multiple gaming stations for youth of all ages. As with our sober movie nights, refreshments are served in this family friendly environment, and we encourage all community members to come out and enjoy the arcade!
Too Good for Drugs Curriculum
Each week, the Too Good for Drugs curriculum is taught in our after-school program. The curriculum is a family of comprehensive drug and violence prevention programs designed to mitigate risk factors and build protection against problem behaviors. The program is tailored to kids of different age groups, and questionnaires are given at the beginning of the school year, and at the end, in order to measure how perceptions about drugs and alcohol have changed.
The Healthy People Coalition is made up of members from 12 sectors of the community. These 12 sectors include: