5131.0 Health Promotion Targeting Teens

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 10:30 AM
Engaging adolescents in healthful and protective behaviors is challenging. As they transition into adulthoods, teens assert their identity and autonomy, sometime is ways that undermine short- and long-term health. In this session, presenters discuss strategies, challenges, and successes in addressing a wide range of health behaviors among teen and tween populations.
Session Objectives: 1.Identify effective mechanisms of engaging teens in healthful behaviors. 2.Discuss the challenges of reaching teens through health education and promotion interventions

10:30 AM
A peer to peer approach to traffic safety youth programs: Riverside County, CA
Rebecca Hansen, Olivia Ballesteros, BA, Wendy Betancourt, MPH and Michael Osur, MBA
10:45 AM
Immunizations are your best shot! : California's preteen vaccine week 2007/2008
Suzi Bouveron, MPH, Everly Macario, ScD, MS, EdM, Rebeca Montealegre Boyte and Natalie Nakahara, MFA
11:00 AM
11:15 AM
Community teens promoting healthy eating and active living to younger children: Preliminary results
Jonathan Necheles, MD, MPH, Melody Mumford, MD, Anna Barnes, BA, Adam B. Becker, PhD, MPH and Katherine Kaufer Christoffel, MD, MPH

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion