Chicago Area Youth Health Service Corps: A Youth Led, Health Promotion Program within the Immigrant Community
Learning Areas:Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Discuss the infrastructure of YHSC, how they have gained the trust of youth participants, their families and the community, how programming has been youth-led, activist-oriented, and has enhanced positive youth development and community empowerment.
Keyword(s): Community Health Programs, Health Literacy
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I received my PhD at the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration and have been the principle investigator of the Youth Health Service Corps Impact Study, funded by multiple entities within DePaul University which focuses on examining the impact YHSC program within the immigrant community and among youth participants. I have developed knowledge in the areas of ethnic identity and minority development, community practice, and health disparities.
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.