Health Communication with Youth and Adolescents (organized by HCWG)
Monday, November 2, 2015: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Young people have a unique set of health needs that distinguishes them from adults. Correspondingly, health promotion and communication interventions may need a unique approach to maximize their effectiveness with these target populations. The presentations in this session cover a diverse and comprehensive range of tactics for effective health communication with young people. Audience members will learn how communication in these contexts can be best used to affect health behaviors such as vaccination, navigating the healthcare system, diet, and physical activity,
Session Objectives: Describe how patient-provider communication can increase vaccination.
Explain how digital and social media can be used to influence health behavior among adolescents.
Describe ways to teach adolescents how to navigate the healthcare system.
Discuss the use of motivational interviewing as a health promotion tool in adolescents.
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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, Occupational Health and Safety, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, Black Caucus of Health Workers, Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)
Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)