Youth Leadership for Health Equity

A session at Priester National Health Extension Conference

Wednesday 17th April, 2013

10:50am to 11:50am (PST)

“Youth Leadership for Health Equity” focuses on empowering and educating youth and families to address social and health inequities. By establishing positive mentoring relationships, building social capital, expanding educational, employment, and service opportunities for students, the program effectively addresses community health issues through youth-driven efforts. Led by Metro Area 4-H, the program targets underrepresented/underserved Portland-area high school students, and encourages participants to explore public health issues and health careers through hands-on activities, job shadows, guest speakers, field programs, health-specific trainings and service learning opportunities. A philosophic and pragmatic organizational strategy provides the tools to replicate the program in other communities.

Patrick Willis, Oregon State University

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Time 10:50am11:50am PST

Date Wed 17th April 2013

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