Online Program

Interactive panel of MA youth present successful cases - youth jobs coalition

Saturday, November 2, 2013 : 3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Dan Gelbtuch, MEd, Youth Jobs Coalition, Dorchester, 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 Lead Organizer of the Youth Jobs Coalition. Youth Jobs Coalition has helped address youth violence and other health inequity issues by mobilizing young people and adults in Massachusetts to increase funding from state government and private sources for youth employment. With the support of my training, facilitation and guidance, youth in the Youth Jobs Coalition have participated in significant policy victories including increasing state funding for youth jobs to $9 million dollars.
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.