4118.0 Targeting Youth in Health Eduation Initiatives

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 10:30 AM
Today’s youth face many imposing health challenges. Health education and promotion interventions are needed to address the health-related behaviors within youths’ control and to affect change in the places where they live, learn and play. This session presents findings and lessons learned from interventions aimed at youth – from preschool through adolescence.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify and discuss key health education and promotion strategies that influence youth choices 2. Describe the need to tailor health education and health promotion programs to the needs of youth and specific youth populations/communities.
Raymond W. Thron, PhD, PE, DEE

10:30 AM
Effects of an adolescent asthma education intervention on knowledge, intention, behavior, self-efficacy, and self-consciousness
Kara N. Zografos, DrPH, MPH, CHES, Helen Hopp Marshak, PhD, Christine Neish, PhD and David Dyjack, DrPH
11:00 AM
Beverage consumption among preschool-aged children
Jennifer Greenberg Seth, ScM, Alexandra Evans, PhD, Karol K. Harris, PhD, Nell H. Gottlieb, PhD, Jennifer J. Loyo, MEd and Carol Spaulding, MS
11:15 AM
Intervention dose effects on outcomes of a group-level HIV prevention intervention for adjudicated adolescents
Heather Batson, Jennifer L. Lauby, PhD, Archana Bodas LaPollo, MPH, Mary Milnamow, BA and Akil Pierre
11:30 AM
Practicing public health to identify important health topics for inner-city youth in Albany, New York
Kristi McClamroch, PhD, Dwight Williams, MSW, Mark Bobb-Semple, Asanté Shipp-Hilts, Ron Barrett and Bruce F. Coles, PhD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Public Health Nursing, School Health Education and Services

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing