WYSH is the Washington Youth Sexual Health project under project Red Talon at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board. The project partners with Washington State’s Department of Health (DOH) Youth Sexual Health Innovation Network to help improve youth’s access to and experience with sexual health care in I/T/U (Indian Health Service, Tribal and Urban) clinic settings, including sexual health services for 2SLGBTQ teens and young adults.

The Innovation Network currently includes:

2022 Funding Opportunity

NPAIHB’s WYSH project is able to provide 2-4 federally-recognized Washington State tribes up to $65,000 – $100,000 per year to provide youth sexual health services, strengthen linkages and referrals to youth sexual health services, and/or educate youth about sexual health services. In accordance with grant expectations, selected sites will develop, implement, and test innovative interventions through a process that equitably engages stakeholders, including youth. 

Desired Qualifications: Local I/T/U clinics, Tribal Health Departments, school-based health programs and youth engagement programs who have a bi-directional impact on youth and their access to and experience with sexual healthcare. Selected sites will work with the NPAIHB to:

  1. Carryout local needs assessments that include youth, caregiver, and clinical perspectives;
  2. Select local goals and priorities to improve youth’s access to and experience with sexual health services;
  3. Implement selected clinical trainings, sexual health messaging campaigns, culturally-relevant curricula, quality improvement initiatives, and referral services (if selected);
  4. Offer youth-friendly, gender affirming preventive health screenings for youth, including sexual health services for straight and 2SLGBTQ teens and young adults;
  5. Improve communication and linkages between youth-serving programs and local health services, to improve youth engagement in clinical services; and,
  6. Engage youth throughout the project to guide the selection of sexual health services, project goals, interventions, and activities. 

Response Due Date: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, the last week of each month.

Check out the recorded informational webinar for more information:  https://youtu.be/C6idJRTvEQ8 


To submit your completed application or for additional information please contact: Celena J. McCray, cmccray@npaihb.org

Washington Youth Sexual Health (WYSH) Survey

The Washington Youth Sexual Health Survey will help us improve sexual health services for youth 13-20 years old.

To take the anonymous survey online you must live in Washington state. You will be entered to win a $20 gift card drawing for answering the Q’s.
(Tango gift cards allow winners to choose from 100+ stores to shop from.  Odds of winning are estimated at 1 winner out of every 3 participants.  Your name and email will not be matched to your answers.)
  • Survey can be taken on computers/tablets/phones.
  • This survey should take 5-10 minutes.
  • You may find a list of youth friendly services here.
To take the survey, scan the QR code or click the link here:

If you are interested in helping to disseminating this survey to youth you work with, as well as other youth-serving stakeholders and colleagues, please contact WYSH project manager Celena J. McCray at cmccray@npaihb.org for a dissemination packet.

Sexual Health Among Natives

Participants* needed for virtual interviews on sexual health disparities among Native adolescents and young adult women (15-25 years old). 

Eligibility includes: 

  • Ages 18+ 
  • Work in sexual & reproductive health among American Indian/Alaska Native older adolescents and young adult women 
  • Available for a one tie 45-60 min virtual interview 

*Participants does not have to identify as Native themselves 


If you meet the eligibility criteria, please visit bit.ly/3fCsSg8 to access the survey.

Participants will be entered to win 1 of 3 Amazon gift cards.

For more information, contact Gabrielle Evans (Principal Investigator) at gabrielle.evans@uth.tmc.edu   


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Sexual Health Messaging

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For more information contact, Sexual Health Communications Specialist, Asia Brown, ambrown@npaihb.org