Minority youth leaders in action (MYLA): Empowering Latino and black youth to address obesity-related disparities
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Public health or related education
Discuss Freire's Empowerment model as a strategy to reduce health disparities Describe qualitative and quantitative findings regarding Black and Latino youths' ability to impact their communities on obesity prevention. Identify best practices as well as challenges Black and Latino youth experience in making sustained personal and community changes to combat obesity in their own lives and that of their community. Discuss global implications of this project at the local level.
Keyword(s): Adolescent Health, Health Disparities
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have over 20 years of experience working in adolescent health with the goal of reducing health disparities by developing and testing programs that are culturally tailored to at risk populations. I am PI and Director of MYLA at USC. I have a strong tract record of using qualitative data to provide in depth information on a variety of topics to help correct health inequities at the community level. I work both locally and internationally.
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.