Sonoma County Indian Health Project

About Us


Aunties & Uncles Program, Sonoma County Indian Health Project, Inc.

Approach to programming

Aunties and Uncles Program (AUP) is an innovative, strengths-based program that centers culture as a protective factor in an intergenerational, youth-focused behavioral health intervention. To normalize behavioral health challenges and reduce stigma, we engage youth and their families in cultural activities combined with behavioral health education, community resources, and self-care practices.

These strategies include:

  • Engagement of youth 14 – 24 years includes engaging family members.
  • Community cultural events and workshops are intergenerational and held in
    community settings (central and coastal)
  • Partnerships with tribal leaders and key community members is key
    for effective engagement, greater impact and sustainability.

GOAL 1. Reduce mental health-related stigma in Native American tribal communities.
GOAL 2. Provide a series of youth focused (ages 14-24), family inclusive, traditional and cultural
events in schools and tribal communities.
GOAL 3. Recruit Aunties and Uncles to support community outreach, lead cultural workshops
for youth, and join our Eagle Council to advise AUP and evaluation design.
GOAL 4. Incorporate youth and young adult depression screening tool into medical visits at the
SCIHP clinic to increase behavioral health referrals and reduce overall mental health-related

Who we are


Kurt Schweigman, MPH, Behavioral Health Director
Carolyn Moulton, Grant Project Coordinator
Dean Hoaglin, Community Outreach Specialist
Julie Kawahara, Evaluator

Current News

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Memorial Gathering

Join us on Zoom for a Memorial Gathering on October 15, 2021 as we gather with community to celebrate wellness and honor our past loved ones. There will be a traditional story, keynote speaker, Pomo dancing & raffles!

To join this event email or contact Dean (707) 565-1032 or Carolyn (707) 521-4559 or register with the link below.

Cultural Wellness Series for Native Youth

Every Monday 6-7pm on Zoom

This series provides a space for youth 12-24 years of age to explore their Native heritage including language, traditional medicines, art, and other cultural practices.

To sign-up contact or call Carolyn (707) 521-4559 or Dean (707) 565-1032

Coping with COVID Talking Circle

For group support join our Coping with COVID Talking Circle on Zoom

Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday 6-7pm

Every 1st and 3rd Thursday 3-4pm

To sign-up contact or call Carolyn (707) 521-4559 or Dean (707) 565-1032

Contact Us

Principal contact person

Carolyn Moulton, Grant Project Coordinator

General contact info
(707) 521-4559

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