Online Program

Interactive panel of MA youth present successful cases - HOPE coalition

Saturday, November 2, 2013 : 2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Laurie Ross, PhD, International Development, Community, and Environment Department, Clark University, Worcester, MA
An interactive panel of four young people who are experienced in youth-involved policy change efforts will describe their work. The youth experts will share their policy change goals, the impetus for the campaign, actions taken to advance the campaign, collaboration opportunities for public health professionals, outcomes and lessons learned. The majority of this time will be spent answering questions from participants and discussing best practices.

Learning Areas:

Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Discuss campaign design and strategies of a policy change campaign that engages youth. Describe effective policy change campaigns that engaged youth.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the director of Healthy Options for Prevention and Education (HOPE) Coalition, a youth-adult partnership coalition created to reduce youth violence, substance use and promote adolescent health in the city of Worcester. Under my direction, youth in the HOPE Coalition have won policy victories such as prohibiting the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies and revising the temporary signage ordinance in Worcester which greatly reduced places for advertising and the amount of advertising allowed.
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.