4372.0 Youth Leading the Way to Healthier Communities

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 4:30 PM
This session will outline and present different youth- led CBPR projects, initiatives and studies focusing on building partnerships to improve health outcomes. Panelists will discuss facilitating factors used to improve health outcomes, harness synergy and bridge the gap between community and academic stakeholders through a variety of approaches. This session provides examples of youth-led initiatives resulting in systemic changes that lead to healthier communities through enhanced policies and practices.
Session Objectives: Describe the benefits and challenges of mobilizing youth support to improve public health efforts Discuss the strategies and multifaceted approaches to promote youth engagement in community- based public health efforts Explain the importance of youth involvement in community- based participatory projects

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With Me Comes a Cure the Humboldt Park Community HIV/AIDS Campaign
Juana Ballesteros, RN BSN MPH, Amaryllis Torres, Juan Calderon and Johnathon E. Briggs
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Teen Scene Investigators: Training Youth As Researchers in Adolescent Sexual Health
Kimberly Johnson, MPH, Maribel Cruz, Jorge Cruz, Ed Pettitt, Sonya Norsworthy, Christine Markham, PhD, Melissa Peskin, PhD, Ross Shegog, PhD and Susan Tortolero, PhD
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ProjectDISH: Baltimore A CBPR Approach to Investigating Schooling as a Social Determinant of Health
Derek Slaughter, High School Student / Youth Researcher, Maryland Shaw, College Student / Youth Researcher and Jessica Ruglis, PhD, MPH, MAT
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Health Equality Peer Education Training (HEPE): Strengthening Youth Philanthropy With Ideals of Health Equity
Travis Howlette, BS, Kelsey Anilionis, BS, Jeffrey Wisniowski, BS, Kerone Anderson, MSW, MPH and Elizabeth Stanley, Bachelor's of Science Nursing Student
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Youth Leading the Way to Healthier Communities
Anthony Fleg and Shannon Fleg, MS
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Public Health, Telehealth, and Civic Engagement
Terrance Campbell, MSISM, MA Ed, PhD Candidate, JaQueisha Allen and Antwaun Chaney
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Evaluating parental perceptions of university students as agents of education
Ailton Coleman, MPH, Karina Lora, PhD and Ann Ferris, PhD, RD
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Youth Encouraging Success: It is all about us
Lena A. Hatchett and Vantasia Joe

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Organized by: Community-Based Public Health Caucus
Endorsed by: HIV/AIDS, Maternal and Child Health