Seven Directions provides free technical assistance (TA) to Indigenous-focused organizations working to address Opioid and Substance Use in their communities. We support a wide range of organizations, including Tribal health programs, Urban Indian organizations, Tribal colleges, and more.
Technical Assistance (TA) refers to a wide range of supports that outside professionals can provide to programs. This includes resources and ideas to help programs work through challenges, plan and implement programs, and create new tools for their community. TA is not limited to "technical" support, such as computer or IT issues.
If your program is interested in technical assistance but is unsure what area of expertise your project falls into, you are still welcome to sign up and work with us!
We work closely with tribal program staff to plan, create, and develop a “mini project” in service of their opioid program goals.
We support prevention, treatment, or harm reduction programs’ efforts to include tribal and Urban Indian community members from diverse backgrounds, including the 2SLGBTQ+community, youth, elders, and / or veterans.
We support organizations using Indigenous evaluation methods to build knowledge they can use about their opioid programs.
As an Indigenous-led organization, Seven Directions focuses on Indigenous values, knowledge, and ways of working with our TA partners.
Our TA consists of monthly calls that meet your schedule with a dedicated, experienced TA coach.
We help teams reflect, get creative, and make progress on your important work.
We have provided TA on Opioid and Substance Use projects to over 18 tribal and Urban Indian organizations in the past four years. Through our affiliations with the University of Washington and the National Network of Public Health Institutes, we offer access to a broad array of resources and examples from peer organizations.
It’s easy to sign up! Simply fill out this intake form to get connected to a Seven Directions TA coach. We will review your form and contact you to set up our first call. We look forward to working with you!
For questions, please contact the Seven Directions TA Team: TA7D@uw.edu or Angie Gaffney: firstname.lastname@example.org