Online Program

Social Determinants of Health and Youth: Impact and Strategies for Change

Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
The purpose of this session is to examine social determinants of health and health disparities in at-risk youth and to discuss successful intervention practices. The importance of this session is three-fold: 1) social determinants of health are predictive of poor health and health inequalities; 2) in a demographically and culturally changing society intervention is warranted to improve population health; and 3) interventions for youth will prepare them to be health stewards and leaders of the future.
Session Objectives: Describe social determinants of health and subsequent health impact on minority youth. Discuss best practices for preparing at-risk youth to be leaders in reducing health disparities.

Minority youth leaders in action (MYLA): Empowering Latino and black youth to address obesity-related disparities   
Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, MPH, Donna Spruijt-Metz, Gisela Ragusa, PhD, Camille Dennard, MPH, John Chang, MPH and Rosa Barahona
Education and/as social determinants of health: Research linking educational and health inequalities   
Jessica Ruglis, PhD, MPH, MAT and Patricia Krueger-Henney, PhD

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

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, Socialist Caucus, Community-Based Public Health Caucus, Chiropractic Health Care

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)