The Center for Health Equity Research held a hybrid Adolescent Health workshop on May 12 at the North Country Conference Center in Flagstaff with about half the attendees participating online. Speakers included Amanda Pollitt, PhD, and Linnea Evans, PhD, assistant professors with the Department of Health Sciences and the Center for Health Equity Research (CHER), and Amanda Hunter, PhD, postdoctoral scholar with CHER.
Regents’ Professor Stephen Russell, PhD, chair of the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, and the Amy Johnson McLaughlin Director of the School of Human Ecology at the University of Texas at Austin, was the keynote speaker.
Guest speakers included Monica Tsethlikai, PhD, associate professor in the Family Studies department at Arizona State University; Justice Castroverde-Moniz, a case manager for the Reach UR Life program at Native Americans for Community Action (NACA); and Tamara Littlesalt-Butler, MPA, program manager for the Coconino County Healthy Families Program.
Evans moderated a youth panel that included Amaya Pablo, a Flagstaff high School senior; Ifeoma “Ify” Pamela Ezechukwu, a pre-med Arizona State University pre-med junior; and Venezia Figueroa, a student at Bioscience High School in Phoenix. Regents’ Professor Julie Baldwin moderated the event.
Event recording and slides coming soon!
In preparation for viewing the event recording, you can download “The Promise of Adolescence: Realizing Opportunity for All Youth,” a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine produced by a committee of subject experts that included Russell. In his keynote presentation, Russell explores the report results through his experience as one of the report authors and as a professor.
You can also view work from the “It’s Our Turn” art contest online that Evans and the youth panel explore in their workshop discussion.
Following are photos from the event —Click on each one to enlarge.