Online Program

Interactive panel of MA youth present successful cases - girl's inc. of lynn

Saturday, November 2, 2013 : 2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Cassandra Foley, MPH, Girl's Inc. of Lynn, Lynn, 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 Coordinator of Substance Abuse Prevention Programs at Girls Incorporated of Lynn, which aims to reduce youth use of drugs and alcohol. I also do community outreach and organizing, and build youth leadership in health policy promotion . Under my direction, youth in Girl’s Inc. of Lynn are working on efforts to cap the number of tobacco permits, ban the sale of single cigars, and ban tobacco sales in pharmacies in Lynn.
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.