141st APHA Annual Meeting

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

Monday, November 4, 2013: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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

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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 Feinberg Addo, MPH, Omar A. Khan, MD MHS FAAFP, Kathy A. Cannatelli, MS, Brian Rahmer, MS, CHES, Christopher Moore and Lanae Ampersand
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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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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, MA, Lynette Deveaux, BA, Sonja Lunn, MBBS, Bo Wang, PhD, Xinguang Chen, PhD, MD, Xiaoming Li, PhD and Bonita Stanton, MD

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Black Caucus of Health Workers