Dr. Sheri Johnson, PHI Director, served as a moderator at the National Academies Sciences Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) Roundtable on Population Health Improvement workshop titled “Exploring the Power of Youth Leadership in Creating Conditions for Health and Equity” which was held on September 19, 2022. Dr. Johnson was also a member of the workshop’s planning group.
The recording and meeting materials of the roundtable are free and available for download at https://www.nationalacademies.org/event/09-19-2022/exploring-the-power-of-youth-leadership-in-creating-conditions-for-health-and-equity-a-workshop
Presentations and discussion highlighted case examples from select domains in which young people engage (e.g., education, climate justice, community safety); discussed the types of civic infrastructure and resources that support youth participation and leadership of change efforts; and explored the available evidence on how young people (and society at large) benefit from being involved in this kind of work. Explore how young people are engaging in and leading efforts to improve the social, economic, and environmental factors that influence the health and equity of communities and the nation.