Teens Taking Charge: Health Promotion Initiatives Led by Trained Adolescents
Monday, November 2, 2015: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Youth-led programming is an innovative approach to behavior change strategies. Adolescents seek to find their own voice in health policy and community changes to improve health outcomes. Youth serve as necessary resources when examining local schools and communities. These approaches provide an unique experience and opportunity to serve as leaders and role models which can impact their own health behaviors. This session will present different approaches using a youth-led focus. Special attention will be given to best practices and implications of youth-led programming.
Session Objectives: Describe how adolescents can be empowered to make healthy decisions through particpation in peer led strategies.
Identify the effectiveness of youth-led policy and educational strategies and their impact on their own attitudes toward health.
Examine best practices when implementing youth-led program strategies.
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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health, School Health Education and Services, Black Caucus of Health Workers
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)
Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)