217 Enhancing Adolescent Health in Urban Settings: Lessons for All Adolescents

Wednesday, March 14, 2012: 1:45 PM-3:00 PM
Convention Center: Room 202
AAHE/Implement Strategies/Interventions/Programs
Presider: Lydia J. Burak, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA
Different programs have been implemented to improve adolescent health. Two examples of programs that focused on urban youth can provide examples of what could be implemented for all adolescents. HealthCorps, a national service and peer mentoring initiative, empowers teens in underserved populations to make lifestyle changes to enhance their well-being and resilience. Since October 2009, Project H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Excel) staff has been working with inner city high school, middle and elementary school students.
HealthCorps, Educating the Student Body
Shawn G. Hayes, HealthCorps, New York, NY
Impacting Health Status in Urban Youth: JSU Project H.O.P.E.
Eltorry Ficklin, Narah Dean Oatis, Allan A. Simmons and Tamika Roddy-Bradley, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS