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 Youth Engagement Resources

YE toolkit.pngThis resource portal  includes a variety of strategies and examples to assist you, wherever you are in your youth engagement efforts. The items listed in this inventory are featured in the interactive learning module, Best Practices for Youth Engagement: A Resource for Title V/ Maternal and Child Health Programs. 

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This toolkit *TEST 2* includes a varierty of strategies and resources to assist you, wherever you are in your youth engagement efforts.

If you would like to navigate to resources related to your specific areas of interest, please choose a combination in the dropdowns below. By default this page displays a comprehensive list of resources all at once.



Health Experts, Meet Teen Experts974501/10/2019 11:42:18 PM23 created this piece in collaboration with Michigan’s AHI to foster better healthcare treatment for teenagers and provide teens’ perspectives on priorities for their healthcare.<a href="https&#58;//" target="_blank">Health Experts, Meet Teen Experts</a>Demographic Focus - Youth ThemselvesTip Sheets/Talking Points;Other
Syllabus: Youth Alliance for a Healthier Alaska (YAHA) 974601/14/2019 4:04:06 PM6 of the curriculum designed for implementing YAHA’s training in the Adolescent Health Program and other public health programs aimed to improve the lives of Alaska’s adolescents.<a href="http&#58;//" target="_blank">Syllabus&#58; Youth Alliance for a Healthier Alaska (YAHA) </a>OperationsTemplates (for outreach, activity facilitation, operations, etc.)
Background Flyer: Youth Alliance for a Healthier Alaska (YAHA) 974614/18/2019 5:17:23 PM44 flyer on the members of Youth Alliance for a Healthier Alaska: their mission, service activities, and call to action in support of youth voice for enhanced youth engagement. <a href="http&#58;//" target="_blank">Background Flyer&#58; YAHA</a>OperationsFact Sheets;Tip Sheets/Talking Points
Peer & Partner Recruitment: Youth Alliance for a Healthier Alaska (YAHA) 974631/14/2019 4:16:46 PM10 recruitment letter for organizations, activities, campaigns, and publications seeking to add youth voice and perspective, by showcasing the community reception of YAHA.<a href="http&#58;//" target="_blank">Peer &amp; Partner Recruitment&#58; YAHA</a>OperationsToolkits;Templates (for outreach, activity facilitation, operations, etc.);Tip Sheets/Talking Points
Continuum of Youth Involvement: Maine Youth Action Network974641/14/2019 4:30:22 PM13 visual depiction of the spectrum of interactions between youth & adults involved in fostering youth participation & tip sheet offering suggestions to improve adult & youth partnerships.<a href="http&#58;//" target="_blank">Continuum of Youth Involvement </a>Operations;Partnership DevelopmentTip Sheets/Talking Points
Overview: Getting to Y 974661/14/2019 4:49:07 PM6 of Vermont middle school students learning to utilize Youth Risk Behavior Survey data as a springboard for civic activism. Initiative seeks to understand the “why” of youth behavior. <a href="https&#58;//" target="_blank">Overview&#58; Getting to Y</a>Operations;EvaluationCase Studies
Evaluation: Getting to Y Middle School Pilot Program (2014)974671/14/2019 5:09:32 PM9 evaluation examines the program’s influence on perspectives of youth & adults around adolescent risk, resiliency, & healthy behaviors, and also programmatic impact on youth-adult teams.<a href="https&#58;//" target="_blank">Evaluation&#58; Getting to Y Middle School Pilot Program (2014)</a>EvaluationCase Studies
Youth MOVE National: Assessment of Youth/Young Adult Voice at the Agency Level (Y-VAL)974764/18/2019 4:34:37 PM6 tool, created by Youth MOVE and Pathways RTC, is used to measure support for the meaningful participation of youth & young adults in advising and decision making at the agency level.<a href="https&#58;//" target="_blank">Assessment of Youth/Young Adult Voice at the Agency Level </a>Demographic Focus - Workforce Serving YouthReadiness Assessment;Toolkits
Providers and Teens Communicating for Health (PATCH) Program974574/18/2019 5:13:46 PM37 Innovation Station profile of the PATCH program, noted as a promising practice to improve youth’s health care experiences through an innovative, multiprong, community-based approach.<a href="/programsandtopics/BestPractices/InnovationStation/ISDocs/PATCH_2019_FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">Providers and Teens Communicating for Health (PATCH) Program</a>Demographic Focus - Workforce Serving YouthCase Studies;Other
Champions for Change Community Toolkit974451/9/2019 10:21:37 PM39 toolkit was developed as a resource to encourage local tribal and urban Indian communities to recognize and celebrate Native youth who are creating positive change across the nation.<a href="https&#58;//" target="_blank">Champions for Change Community Toolkit</a>Operations;Partnership DevelopmentToolkits
Drawing a Picture: Adolescent Centered Medical Homes974481/10/2019 11:37:52 PM21 whiteboard illustration, TAC-TAC members explain what makes them feel welcome when visiting the doctor’s office, including physical space, policies procedures, and priorities.<a href="https&#58;//;" target="_blank">Drawing a Picture</a>OperationsTip Sheets/Talking Points;Other
Fast Facts: Native American Youth and Indian Country974511/14/2019 2:36:22 PM32 CNAY developed a 2-page reference of facts highlighting general information, challenges, and statistics facing Native American Youth of the 567 federally recognized tribes.<a href="http&#58;//" target="_blank">Fast Facts&#58; Native American Youth and Indian Country</a>Demographic Focus - Youth ThemselvesFact Sheets
Council Action Plans: Youth Alliance for a Healthier Alaska (YAHA) 974624/18/2019 5:19:12 PM38’s community action project plans for improving the lives, health, and safety of adolescents in Alaska includes a review of an assessment conducted on healthy & unhealthy relationships.<a href="http&#58;//" target="_blank">Council Action Plans&#58; YAHA</a>OperationsFact Sheets;Other
Statewide Youth Network (SYN) United Informational Videos974461/10/2019 11:30:09 PM channel of SYN-United Colorado Youth Advisors. Their mission is to support each other via resource sharing, communal training, networking and professional development opportunities.<a href="https&#58;//" target="_blank">SYN United YouTube Channel</a>Demographic Focus - Workforce Serving YouthOther
Starting Questions for Adult Allies: Maine Youth Action Network 974651/14/2019 4:35:43 PM resource for adults seeking to strengthen youth groups working on social and/or public health issues in their community by encouraging them to examine their capacity to serve youth. <a href="http&#58;//" target="_blank">Starting Questions for Adult Allies</a>OperationsTip Sheets/Talking Points