We all know of the powerful role that young people can play in leading community change. In my role as Health Director, I have learned about many programs across the country that help young people learn the skills they need to address local health issues. That’s why our Well Connected Communities initiative is sponsoring a webinar on September 28 at 11:00 AM Eastern that will showcase a number of these programs in a lightning round format. Each presenter will have seven minutes and five slides to share their work and associated resources available for replicating it elsewhere.
I am writing to solicit applications and nominations to present during that webinar. Presentations should focus on work that positions young people as catalysts for improving the health of communities.
Work featured can showcase efforts by young people to address any dimension of community health including physical activity, food insecurity, environmental health, stress and anxiety, distracted driving, access to health resources, nutrition, vaccinations, and injury prevention. In many states, this work is accomplished by 4-H health ambassadors and advocates. We are also interested in process guides or curricula for leading community change that can be used by young people for addressing any health issue.
To nominate a program, curriculum, or community-based effort, simply reply to me via email with the following information by September 8. Self-nominations are welcome and encouraged. A review team will select those who will be invited to present.
Presenter’s Contact Information:
Title of Presentation:
Narrative Description of Presentation (limit 250 words):