142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Mentoring Models to Engage Youth as Active Public Health Leaders

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
The purpose of this session is to acknowledge the significance of training models and engagement in investigative studies to promote careers in public health. The audience will learn about the ways in which mentoring youth participants can help them to gain a deeper understanding of health issues in their community, skills to affect positive change, and valuable experience serving as public health leaders.
Session Objectives: Describe the benefits of quality youth-adult partnership, engagement in research, policy, and advocacy efforts. Describe a training model for promoting careers in public health and mentoring future researchers.
Diana Kingsbury, MA, MPH, PhD (c)

Using the teen-as-coach model in the delivery of mental, nutritional and cardiovascular health messages to an at-risk minority adult population
Lanae Ampersand, LCSW, MSW, CPS, Kathy A. Cannatelli, MS, Omar Khan, MD, MHS, FAAFP, Christopher C. Moore, BA, Brian Rahmer, MS, CHES, Sonya Addo, MPH and Lauren Pendergast, RD
Training the next generation of Latino public health leaders: The ELAYO Model
Elodia Villaseñor, MPH, Vanessa Mercado, MPH, Cynthia A. Gómez, PhD and Miguel Alcalá
Teens4Good: Positive Youth Development Through Urban Community Gardening
Katelyn Hurley, MPH, Colleen Payton, MPH, CHES, Diane Cornman-Levy, MPT and Nancy L. Chernett, MA, MPH

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion

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