141st APHA Annual Meeting

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

Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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
Project share: A program to develop and empower teen health advocates
M.J. Tooey, MLS, AHIP, FMLA Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs, Executive Director, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, Alexa Mayo, MLS, AHIP, Associate Director for Services and Anna Tatro, MLS, Outreach Librarian

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion