Teenage African American males giving back to their own communities as peer advocates for male health on Chicago's south side
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Advocacy for health and health education
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Identify barriers to accessing reproductive health information and services among adolescent males in underserved, inner-city neighborhoods. Describe a program model for school-age African American males that provides intense training and employment as Peer Advocates for male health in their own schools and communities. Discuss impacts of the Peer Advocates for Health program at the participant and community levels.
Keyword(s): Male Reproductive Health, Access and Services
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I founded the Peer Advocates for Health program 13 years ago and have been intimately involved with the design, refinement, and evaluation of the program model that is effective in serving adolescent males in Chicago.
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.