The Summit will provide tools and skill development to support the health and well-being of youth and young adults living in urban, rural and frontier, or tribal communities. Throughout the Summit, participants will learn from the lived experience and expertise of young adults, including youth with special health care needs, sexual minorities, those living in non-traditional housing or who are homeless, and young people of color. The Summit will also include national experts who will provide additional resources and information.
During the Summit, you will:
Develop skills for being an ally for youth and young adults within your organization and community
Learn evidence-based recommendations for increasing youth engagement and participation within your organization
Define health equity as it applies to providing public health services to youth and young adults
Identify resources available to support the development of systems and services to better engage and support youth and young adults
The R8 Summit is a project of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Region 8 Interagency Adolescent and Young Adult Task Force.