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Training Youth to Promote Community Health
Wednesday, November 19, 2014: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The purpose of this session is to understand the development of various educational models and programs for at-risk youth that incorporates skill-building, social justice-awareness and physical activity, while still being able to deliver a variety of important, specific health messages. The audience will be provided with lessons learned, as well as, the critical role that youth advocates may have by acting as influential decision-makers within their community. This session will also highlight aspects of how youth-led public health efforts differ from the default approaches and thoroughly discuss barriers to youth leadership, with suggestions to address these barriers.
Session Objectives: Identify a program model for engaging youth in health promotion work that is culturally appropriate.
Describe a program for students that uses a service learning model to engage high school students in understanding and addressing community health concerns.
Identify the methods used in creating and implementing a health-focused summer program for at-risk youth from urban communities.
To analyze barriers to increasing youth leadership in public health efforts and how these barriers can be addressed
To discuss the importance of youth engagement for public health impact
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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Medical Care Section, Public Health Nursing, School Health Education and Services
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)
Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)