Online Program

Engaging youth in policy change

Saturday, November 2, 2013 : 2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Brittany H. Chen, MPH, Boston University School of Public Health Doctoral Candidate, Health Resources in Action, Boston, MA
The speaker will describe the rationale for engaging youth through the youth development approach in public health policy change and why the approach is effective for reaching public health outcomes and strengthening communities.

Learning Areas:

Advocacy for health and health education
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Program planning
Public health or related public policy
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Describe outcomes and benefits of engaging youth in public health policy change

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Brittany Chen is a Senior Program Manager at Health Resources in Action with over six years of experience engaging youth and adults in public health advocacy and policy change. Her expertise is in youth development and training. She has mobilized youth and adults to advocate for local public health policy change efforts. Ms. Chen is also a doctoral candidate at Boston University focusing upon evaluating the impact of youth engagement in public health initiatives.
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.