Money talks: Worksites as potential transformative environments for adolescent health
Adolescence is a phase of identity development that is uniquely associated with the accruement of risk or protective health behaviors. Our results suggest that worksites are increasingly prominent in adolescents’ lives. As youth and young adults carry a disproportionate burden of morbidity and mortality due to range of health risks and outcomes, policies and interventions can harness the potential of worksites to reduce the financial and social costs associated with health risks of adolescents as they emerge into adulthood.
Learning Areas:Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Identify work sites as potential environments for adolescent health interventions Identify alternative venue for adolescent health promotion
Keyword(s): Adolescents, Workplace
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am working on PhD in Health Promotion and Behavior focusing on risky behaviors. My work includes substance use and abuse, sexual risky behaviors, and adolescent health. I am working as a research assistant on an R01 on substance use. My major professor is an expert in these areas as well.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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