WEBINARS Positive Youth Development and Equity in Public Policy
Walking the Walk: Applying Positive Youth Development Approaches to Adolescent Health
This webinar will use examples from the field to highlight how positive youth development approaches can be applied by organizations, systems and communities to improve adolescent health. Panelists will describe positive youth development and discuss the findings from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Study on the Neurobiological and Socio-behavioral Science of Adolescent Development and Its Applicationsand its implications related to positive youth development.Youth Thrive, a framework rooted in protective factors being used across the country by youth-serving professionals to improve the lives of youth, will also be discussed.
Webinar participants will learn to:
Discuss the importance of applying positive youth development approaches to public health with organizations, systems and communities to improve adolescent health; and
Explain how public health organizations can promote and implement positive youth development approaches to improve adolescent health.
This webinar will begin on June 12 at 3:00pm ET. To join the webinar at this time, please click here.
The National Academies reportCommunities in Action: Pathways to Health Equityconcluded that health equity is crucial and health inequity is costly. Communities across the country are deploying action strategies to reduce health inequities. However, it can be challenging to effectively communicate and message the value of health equity and ongoing efforts to diverse stakeholders.
Voices for Healthy Kids, a joint initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Heart Association, developed a messaging guide that provides custom-built messages and insights for policy advocates to further the advancement of health equity. This guide provides an overview of shared values and the need to harness these values in mobilizing decision makers to take action.
Join the NAM for a webinar where experts provide research-based tips and techniques for advancing health equity in public policy. A case study will illustrate how value-based messaging has proven effective in creating common ground while unifying communities and decision makers to create needed change. A community representative from WE ACT for Environmental Justice in Harlem, NY will provide reactions to the webinar presentations.