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Videos and education materials from ANTHC promote healthy relationships

April 8, 2016

The ANTHC HIV/STD Prevention Program is excited to announce a new multimedia educational campaign free to people and communities in Alaska – Safe in the Village. Safe in the Village is a culturally relevant video program to help open up conversations about healthy relationships and safe behaviors with Alaska Native youth. The program was developed for youth ages 15-19 but is also suitable for middle-school aged youth.

The Safe in the Village program has two components: 1) A 30-minute movie about three friends in rural Alaska navigating the issues of romantic relationships and underage drinking while thinking about their futures, and 2) Actor interviews that discuss these topics to accompany the movie. The movie and interviews come on a DVD complete with a discussion guide to help steer conversations in a group setting. The Safe in the Village movie and actor interviews can also be shown on hospital and clinic waiting room TVs.

The ANTHC HIV/STD Prevention Program created Safe in the Village by interviewing almost 100 youth in rural Alaska. Tribal leaders, community health aides, parents and other stakeholders also helped shape the program. Safe in the Village features local Alaska Native film talents. Watch the trailer here.

Tune in on the Facebook page to watch weekly Safe in the Village episodes and listen to the newly released soundtrack available for download on iTunes, CDBaby and Amazon. Episodes will start airing every Friday in April starting on April 8. You can also order a free Safe in the Village DVD copy at

For more information please contact Jaclynne “Qalukisaq” Richards, ANTHC Community Outreach Specialist at (907) 729-2971 or

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