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Youth and community leading the way to healthier communities
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
This session highlights youth- and community-led projects, initiatives, and research that addresses health disparities in underserved populations. Panelists will discuss efforts to engage youth in research and advocacy and cultivate youth leaders, connect patients with community resources and partners, and disseminate evidence-based interventions into local communities. Presentations will emphasize the unique role that youth and community partners play in engaging and leading their peers and communities towards increased awareness, action, and improved outcomes related to community health, leadership capacity, and professional development.
Session Objectives: Discuss community involvement in environmental issues. Explain the impact of youth leaders in professional development. Describe strategies for engaging youth in research and advocacy. Discusses the importance of community and youth partnership in fostering change.
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Organized by: Community-Based Public Health Caucus
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, Black Caucus of Health Workers
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)
Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)