Youth Engagement and Health Literacy


Working with young people requires a paradigm shift from viewing young people as future citizens to viewing young people as today’s citizens, with the capacity to effect change when given adequate supports and opportunities. It requires a breakdown of stereotypes that both adults and young people have about each other. The breakdown of stereotypes can occur through positive interactions as adults and young people work together as a team to achieve goals.

Online Resources for Youth Engagement

The Healthy Colorado Youth Alliance

Youth Infusion

The Free Child Project

The Forum for Youth Investment

Innovation Center for Community & Youth Development

Youth on Board

Youth Suicide Prevention Areas for Health Plan Involvement

Online Resources for Health Information and Literacy

Going Beyond Insurance Coverage: Actionable Ways to Protect Your Family's Health

CDC Health Literacy

Girls' Health

Teens' Health

The Cool Spot

CDC Excite!

Palo Alto Medical Foundation Teen Health

Kids Eat Right

Think First - For Teens

Medline Plus