Webinar: Nothing about us without us: Authentic youth engagement in public health
This webinar is the third in a three-part series and will identify best practices and feature examples for planning for and ensuring authentic youth engagement in public health programs and practices for adolescents.
Panelists will describe authentic youth engagement and how it ensures that young people feel respected, valued, and trusted. Authentic youth engagement provides an environment that involves youth 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. Speakers will include Elizabeth Berard from USAID; and Nikki Payne and Nakisha Watts from Delta Health Alliance.