Online Program

Youth Roundtable: Youth Leading the Way to Healthier Communities

Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This session will highlight youth-led community projects, initiatives, and research aimed at addressing health disparities in underserved youth communities. Panelists will discuss components of effective youth development programs, the processes used to engage youth leaders in research and advocacy efforts, and project outcomes. Presentations will emphasize the unique role that youth play in engaging and leading their peers and communities towards increased awareness, action, and improved outcomes related to community health, leadership capacity, and professional development.
Session Objectives: Discuss processes used to engage youth leaders in public health research and advocacy. Describe components of effective positive youth development programming. Compare multiple methodologies to deliver effective health professions education to youth of color. Discuss key findings across projects related to the promotion of health, wellbeing, and social justice. Describe youth perspectives on leadership and involvement in public health research and advocacy.
Angela Young-Brinn, MBA and Suzanne Selig, Ph.D., MPH, MSW

Table 0
Innovative peer led preconception workshops for at-risk youth in Boston   
Emily Vishnja, Candidate for BS and Julia Kantner, Candidate for BS
Table 2
Storytelling, organizing and policy advocacy as a tool for supporting young pregnant and parenting Latinas   
Youth Presenter, Youth Presenter, Jessica González-Rojas, MA, BA, Candace Gibson, JD, BA, Elizabeth Guerra, BA, Karina Garcia, MA, BA, Aline Gubrium, PhD and Elizabeth Krause, PHD
Table 3
Boston area health education center's youth to health careers (Y2HC) program: Empowering youth to promote community health   
Britney Hall, Anthony Crosson, MSM, Liam Day and Uchenna Ndulue, MPH, CHES
Table 4
Leveraging the power of future generations: The youth ambassadors reaching out (YARO) program   
Khaliah Fleming, MPH, CHES, Vani Simmons, Ph.D., Alexis Koskan, PhD, Lynne Klasko, MPH, Nia Jackson, Cedric Harville, BA and John Robinson
Table 6
California walks youth leaders: Peer-mentorship & leadership development for community-driven healthy transportation advocacy   
Diana Rodriguez, MariaJose Diaz, Christopher Chavez, Jason Rovira, Tony Dang, BA and Wendy Alfsen, JD
Table 7
Youth working to improve young lives through research and advocacy   
Marjorie Freeman, DeQuandra Rankins, Shay Hinton, Lashena Washington, MS, Briana Woods-Jaeger, PhD, Linda Riggins, BA, Melvin Jackson, MSPH and Alexandra Lightfoot, EdD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Community-Based Public Health Caucus
Endorsed by: HIV/AIDS, Public Health Nursing, Men's Health Caucus, Community Health Workers