Online Program

A Better Place for the Urban Youth of Chicago

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 12:50 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.

Karen Sheehan, MD, MPH, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Founded by faculty at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, CYP provides over 40 comprehensive programs to at-risk youth, ages 3-25, living in the Washington Park, Near North/Cabrini Green, and Uptown/Rogers Park neighborhoods, Chicago’s neighborhood where residents are least likely to have access to support.  It works to empower each young person it helps to escape poverty by attaining the skills and degree necessary to attain financial independence, working with them from a young age up through college.  Services provided range from elementary school tutoring to social services to providing access to needed medical care.

Learning Areas:

Clinical medicine applied in public health
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs

Learning Objectives:
Describe different approaches hospitals can use to prevent violence. Define the connection of violence prevention & violence treatment.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the co-founder of the Chicago Youth Programs (30 years, a youth development organization founded 30 years ago by Northwestern University Medical Students. I have been the principal investigator of multiple grants which evaluate the effectiveness of CYP’s efforts.
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.