142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Adolescent & Young Adult Health: Youth Empowerment in their Health

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

Understanding Abuse in Teen Dating Relationships through Concept Mapping
Alyssa Goldman, M.A., Carrie Mulford, PhD and Dara Blachman-Demner, PhD
Engaging and empowering youth to address health inequities in their communities
Martha Quinn, MPH, Laurie Lachance, PhD, MPH, Laurie Carpenter, MSW, Margaret Wilkin, MPH, Kazumi Tsuchiya, MPH and Edward Green, MPH
Incorporating the Perspectives of Youth: The Role of Youth Evaluation Partners in Study Design and Implementation
Tisha Tucker, MPH, Jane Carmona, MPH, Gingi Pica, MPH, Christine Walrath, PhD and Sara Bausch, MS
“One Life, One Body, One You”: Engaging and empowering girls to make positive choices throughout their lifespan
Cindy Tso, MPH, Amethyst Cureg, MD, MPH, FAAP, Rhonda Freeman, MPH, Kym Hodge, MPH, Sutida Jariangprasert, MPH, Wendy Martinez, MPH, CPH, Jessica Canlas, BS and Melissa Nagatsuka, MPH

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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

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