142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Youth and community 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: 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.
Karen Yeary, PhD and Irene Bayer, MHSA

Table 1
Community Participation in Environmental Contaminants Research: Promoting Awareness and Encouraging Citizenship
Edward Lorenz, Doctor of History and Political Science, Lydia Prebeck, Undergraduate, Brittney Roggow, Undergraduate and Katherine Vaillancourt, Undergraduate
Table 2
VideoVoice Youth Perspectives on Healthy Transportation Advocacy
MariaJose Diaz, Christopher Chavez, Zelia Gonzales, Tony Dang, BA and Wendy Alfsen, JD
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Community Building Community: The distinct benefits of community partners building other communities' capacity to conduct health research
Jerome Turner, MS, Johnny Smith, Keneshia Bryant, PhD, RN, APN, TIffany Haynes, PhD, Dennis Kuo, MD, M. Kate Stewart, MD, MPH, Kimberly Harris, PhD, Stephanie Williams, MPH, Stephanie Williams, MPH, Anna Huff, MPH, J. Sullivan, MD, MSPH and Karen Yeary, PhD
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Collective Impact: Academic-Community Partnerships for Promoting Workplace Wellness
Jennifer Cookingham, Public Health Undergraduate Student, Ellen Graham, Public Health Undergraduate Student, Kay Aung, Public Health Undergraduate Student and Shari Goldberg, PhD, RN
Table 5
Youth Empowered Advocating for Health: Youth-driven research and advocacy for improving community health
DeQuandra' Rankins, Marjorie Freeman, Dominica Rehbein, BA, Maia Dedrick, MA, Melvin Jackson, MSPH, Alexandra Lightfoot, EdD, Linda Riggins, BA, Lashena Washington, MS, Emily Waters and Briana Woods-Jaeger, PhD
Table 9
Milwaukee's Collaboratively Run Holton Youth + Family Center: A Community-Academic Approach to Youth Violence Prevention
Katherine Polace, M.S., Jacob Corr, J.D., Al Hegwood, MSW, M.Ed, Staci Young, PhD and Jennifer Hernandez-Meier, MSW

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Community-Based Public Health Caucus
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, Black Caucus of Health Workers

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)