CPHA Pre-conference Session – Wisdom2Action

CPHA Pre-conference Session

W2A: Food Matters
March 7, 2018

Engaging Youth with Lived Experience in Public Health Policy, Programs, and Knowledge Translation

Monday, May 28   9:00 – 16:00

Additional registration fee required and lunch will be provided:

  • Participant: $60
  • Student, youth or community service provider: $20

This session will be bilingual.  PLEASE REGISTER

Wisdom2Action is committed to ensuring registration cost is a not a barrier to participation. A limited number of subsidized spots are available. Please contact info@wisdom2action.org for more information.

Though national and international bodies articulate the need for the engagement of persons with lived experience of illness into the design of their own care, we do not yet know enough about how to do this. At the population level, young people have traditionally been excluded from shaping public health policy and/or programs in a significant way. Yet youth engagement is recognized in various disciplinary areas as an effective strategy for individual and community development and improved health outcomes.

This session will demonstrate the why and how of youth engagement in a way that is adaptable to diverse organizations or projects. We will draw upon lessons learned from different examples, including Wisdom2Action’s Youth Advisory Committee. Participants will hear about this essential topic directly from youth and from professionals with in-depth youth engagement experience.

Presented by:

Lisa Lachance, Executive Director, Wisdom2Action, Muna Mohammed and Eugenia Canas.

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