142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Indigenous Youth Leading The Way to Healthier Communities

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Anthony Fleg, MD, MPH , Native Health Initiative, Albuquerque, NM
Youth are an under-utilized, over-looked asset in the majority of our communities, particularly in the realm of health issues affecting youth (e.g. high school dropout, teen pregnancy). In this session, we will hear from youth leaders that are making a difference in their communities across New Mexico. We will introduce the framework of Positive Youth Development (PYD) and Community Asset Mapping (CAM) to inform the discussion. The session will include a discussion on the barriers that exist that stifle youth leadership, with ideas for how participants can address these barriers in their programs and communities.

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Describe strategies for increasing youth involvement and leadership in public health efforts

Keyword(s): Community Health Programs, Youth

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been leading efforts to engage youth in public health efforts over the last 10 years.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.