142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Training Youth to Promote Community Health

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

Engaging Youth as Advocates for “Healthy Snacking Zones” Around Rural Schools: The SNACZ Project
Nancy Findholt, PhD, RN, Betty T. Izumi, PhD, MPH, RD, Jackilen Shannon, PhD, RD, MPH, Thuan Nguyen, MD, PHD and Carole Smith, EdM
Health Disparities Summer Internship Curriculum: A Service Learning Model engaging high school students in addressing health concerns impacting their communities
Nicole Primus, MPA, Marilyn Fraser-White, MD, Michael A. Joseph, PhD, MPH, Tracey E. Wilson, PhD, Moro Salifu, MD, Mary Valmont, PhD, Humberto Brown, MA, Pamela Straker, PhD, Mark Stewart, MD, Ph.D. and Ruth C. Browne, ScD

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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

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