Utilizing evidence-based programming to promote youth empowerment, support community education and awareness, and prevent STIs and teen pregnancy.
The Sexually Transmitted Infection/Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (STITPPI) promotes and supports community awareness of sexually-transmitted infections and how to prevent them as well as reduction of teen pregnancy and associated risk behaviors. The goals of the program are to 1) increase knowledge, self-empowerment, and preparation for adulthood among AI/AN youth within participating communities in order to 2) contribute to a reduction in teen pregnancies, sexual risk behaviors, and STIs through the provision of medically-accurate, culturally-competent, and informed/responsive teen pregnancy prevention (TPP) education.
The program is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration on Children, Youth & Families (ACYF) through the Family and Youth Services Bureau’s (FYSB) Tribal PREP program. For more information, see their website here.
If you are interested in more information about STITPPI’s first cycle from 2011 to 2016, please see the Cycle 1 page here.
If you are a community participating in or are interested in STITPPI’s new second cycle from 2016 to 2021, please see the Cycle 2 page here.
For STITPPI-related resources, see the Resource page here.