Online Program

Youth Engagement and Empowerment: Challenges and Practices (Organized by HCWG)

Monday, November 4, 2013: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
This session will explore innovative approaches to improving adolescent health.
Session Objectives: Describe new approaches for engaging youth as of public health advocates and change agents. Explain the benefits and challenges of training adolescents to be community health interventionist. Identify specific health issues that can be addressed by targeting youth support, such as parents and peers.

Table 1
Youth as change agents for healthy neighborhood environments: The manchester photovoice project   
Semra Aytur, PhD, MPH, Rebecca Butcher, MS, MPH, Cynthia Carlson, PhD, Karen Schifferdecker, PhD, MPH, Richard Madol, Sara Fechner, Kamut Gabriel and Jenny Jing
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Training adolescents to be self-management coaches for diabetic family members: A novel approach to empower at-risk youth and their families   
Liana Gefter, MD, Lisa Rosas, PhD MPH, Eunice Rodriguez, DrPH, Isabella Chu, MPH and Nancy Morioka-Douglas, MD, MPH
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Student as health coach: Improving cardiovascular disease prevention across various life stages in an underserved community   
Sonya Addo, MPH, Omar A. Khan, MD MHS FAAFP, Kathy A. Cannatelli, MS, Brian Rahmer, MS, CHES, Christopher Moore, BA and Lanae Ampersand, LCSW, MSW, CPS
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Promoting body literacy and fertility-awareness among very young adolescents   
Melissa Adams, MPH, Kimberly Aumack-Yee, BA and Rebecka Lundgren, MPH
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Virtual hood: Social networking sites in lives of youth living in disadvantaged neighborhoods   
Robin Stevens, PhD, MPH, Stacia Gilliard Matthews, PhD, Jamie Dunaev, Gulilat Tadesse, Marcus Woods and Steven Huntsinger
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Healthy girls, healthy women: Girls empowering other girls to live healthily   
Daisy Ortega, MEd and Laurie Jo Wallace, MA
Table 10
Examining the impact of timing and frequency of HIV prevention program implementation during early and middle adolescence on protection knowledge and behavior   
Veronica Dinaj-Koci, PhD, Lynette Deveaux, BA, Sonja Lunn, MBBS, Bo Wang, PhD, Xinguang Chen, PhD, MD, Xiaoming Li, PhD and Bonita Stanton, MD

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, School Health Education and Services, Black Caucus of Health Workers

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)