Webinar: Authentic Youth Engagement in Public Health
Nothing About Us Without Us:
Authentic Youth Engagement in Public Health
Meaningful youth engagement is key to achieving the “triple dividend” in adolescent health and supporting integrated public health efforts. Authentic youth engagement: ensures that young people feel respected, valued and trusted; provides an environment that involves them as teachers as well as learners; values young people’s voice and input; provides opportunities for youth decision making and leadership skill development; and demonstrates that their contributions can lead to real change. With adequate preparation, training and opportunities, youth can bring their insights to public health efforts that benefit them, their communities and the field of public health. This webinar will identify best practices and feature examples for planning for and ensuring authentic youth engagement in public health programs and practices for adolescents. Speakers will include Elizabeth Berard from USAID; and Nikki Payne and Nakisha Watts from Delta Health Alliance. View the previous webinars in this series using the following links: Building on Strengths and Walking the Walk.
Webinar participants will learn to:
Define authentic youth engagement;
Identify best practices or guiding principles for authentic youth engagement in public health;
Identify strategies used to effectively engage youth in various roles that affect their healthy development; and
Discuss suggestions from youth on how to improve their involvement in program planning, implementation, and evaluation.