Project Elevate: Youth-led community-level approaches to reducing rates of STIs in young women and young transgender women of color
A local community based agency, along with several community partners, supports a youth-led approach to curbing rates of STIs in young women. Methods include community needs assessment, gap analysis and expert input (from youth). Youth will present their activities, methods and results of their year 1 research, including their process to develop a city-wide social marketing campaign as well as efforts to impact structural level factors.
Youth experts form a youth-specific advisory board which works collaboratively with a separate community advisory board consisting of adult experts in public health. This process allows the two boards to learn from each other and to guide each other’s work and process. Adults have helped train youth experts in methodology; youth experts have shared their experiences with the adult board. This multi-generational approach has strengthened the community engagement of our partner agencies and has led to city-wide efforts to reduce STIs in young women of color.
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Describe a youth-led process to reduce rates of sexually transmitted infections among young women and young transgender women of color.
Keyword(s): Youth, STDs/STI
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a youth ally and help support the youth-led work of our program.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.