Youth Advocates for Community Health

Youth Advocates for Community Health

This web page is meant to be used as a supplement to the Youth Advocates for Community Health Guidebook.

The Youth Advocates for Community Health Guidebook was created from an awareness that policy, systems, and environmental change work happening is frequently missing youth voices.

Note: The 2021 Youth as Partners in Civic Leadership (YPCL) Conference will take place October 22-24. There will be a Youth Advocates for Community Health (YACH) training as part of this conference. Visit the YPCL webpage to learn more about the conference and how to register.  Email Joe Maldonado or call at 414-339-4574 if you have questions.

The Youth Advocates for Community Health Guidebook

  • Provides adults with the tools to implement effective youth participatory action research
  • Supports the process of young people identifying issues, enhancing awareness of communities, and discover their niche to address issues
  • Builds leadership skills among youth, increasing competence and confidence to address community health issues at a PSE level
  • Enhances the impact of PSE work through engagement of youth.

How to Use This Web Page

  1. Download the Youth Advocates for Community Health guidebook (click on the image of the guidebook on this page).
  2. Click the headers on the top of the page to explore each section; the headers correspond to the sections/steps of action in the guidebook. Each page contains resources that are linked in the corresponding section of the guidebook and additional resources and activities that might be helpful as the group moves through the project.
  3. Follow the five steps of action to guide youth through a youth-led project.

Resources for Facilitators

If you are a facilitator, visit this page for additional resources.

We also have many resources related to youth health on Extension’s Health & Well-Being website.

Contact Us

For more information about the Youth Advocates for Community Health Guidebook, contact:

Elizabeth Dorsey, MPH
elizabeth.dorsey@wisc.edu
Population Health Fellow
Health and Well-being Institute

 

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