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Preventing Alcohol Exposed Pregnancy Among Urban Native Young Women: Mobile CHOICES

December 29, 2020


The goal of this study is to prevent Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders in Alaska Native and Urban American Indian Youth. They aim to develop recruitment strategies via social media, translate American Indian Youth Choices for mHealth delivery and pilot it for intervention, and finally to recruit 700 Alaska Native young women via social media strategies to evaluate the effectiveness of the mHealth translation.


Study Information

The study is conducted with a group of 700 participants, all of whom are American Indian or Native Alaskan young women between the ages of 16 and 20 years old. The young women will be divided into two groups. Group 1 will complete the American Indian Youth Choices curriculum that has been translated for mHealth delivery. This includes tasks such as assessing their own risk and setting goals for themselves. Group 2 will spend a similar amount of time completing activities as group 1, however it will be a different set of activities. They will complete quizzes, participate in interactive games, and watch videos. 


Inclusion Criteria: 

  • American Indian or Native Alaskan
  • Female
  • Between 16-20 years old
  • Not pregnant
  • Not living on a tribal reservation or Alaskan Native village 
  • Lives in an urban area with at least 50,000 people
  • Not breastfeeding


Exclusion Criteria

  • Male
  • Not Alaskan Native
  • Pregnant
  • Does not speak English
  • Lives in a tribal community or a city with less than 50,000 people



Colorado, US at the University of Colorado, Denver



University of Colorado, Denver

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