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Adolescent & Young Adult Health: Youth Empowerment in their Health
Monday, November 17, 2014: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Youth have often been considered only recipients of public health research and interventions. To better serve this population, public health workers should empower young populations to not only address specific health issues but to also become change agents in their own health promotion. However, public health workers may not know how to begin engaging youth as partners at different levels. This session will present examples of how the perspectives and skills of young people were successfully incorporated into research, program design and evaluation, and policy change. Attendees will learn about challenges and successful strategies for enabling youth as health-promoting assets from the experiences of others.
Session Objectives: Identify at least 2 strategies for engaging youth as partners in public health research and advocacy.
List at least 2 benefits of empowering youth as public health change agents.
Describe challenges of training, engaging, and retaining youth partners.
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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health, Public Health Nursing, School Health Education and Services
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)