Inspiring adolescents toward careers in health professions- a community & university intervention
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Advocacy for health and health education
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Describe the importance of this community outreach program aligning with Healthy People 2020 initiatives for encouraging youth to explore careers in health professions. Explain experiences that urban, middle schools students have while attending this hands-on, interactive camp approach to exploring the health professions. Compare pre/post data from four years of camp outcomes and our first year of long term data.
Keyword(s): Community Outreach, Adolescents
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the director, originator and principal investigator for the sHaPe summer camp program since it's inception. All HRRC approval and data has been collected by me personally through my tenture-track doctorally prepared faculty position in Public Health at GVSU. I am a certified health educator. I have presented at several natonal public health conferences.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.