274959 Using Social Media to Reach Youth and Young Adults of Color

Monday, October 29, 2012 : 5:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Deb Levine, BSW, MA , ISIS, Oakland, CA
81 percent of teens and 98% of young adults use some form of social media at least once a month. This session will address effective ways to reach youth of color using social media and compare sex education learning strategies inside and outside of the classroom.

Learning Areas:
Communication and informatics
Other professions or practice related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Identify 3 effective ways to reach youth of color using social media Compare social media communications to classroom learning for sexual health education.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the co-principal investigator on federally funded grants focusing on the use of social media and mobile technology for HIV prevention and sexual health and wellness among youth of color. I have published or been co-author on numerous peer reviewed papers on the topic, and have unparalleled expertise bridging the two worlds of technology and sexual health to create user-friendly, highly effective, and highly utilized systems.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.