Youth Health Advisory

Are you 14-21?

Live in NM?

Interested in school-based health?

Want to gain leadership skills?

Want to receive incentives?

Youth voice is vital for the field of School-Based Health Care. This is an opportunity for you to share your voice, make an impact in your community and receive incentives. The Youth Health Advisory Group supports youth to advance health care access for their peers, share expertise on health-related topics and give important youth voice to the field of school-based health care.  Participants will engage in activities and projects that can provide critical input to the development and delivery of services, and advocate for SBHC services across the state. 

  • Participation is the program is completely voluntary.
  • Participation in the group will involve attending two (2) meetings per month (in-person and/or virtually through Zoom), awareness events and/or community engagement events.
  • Youth will have an opportunity to receive gift cards for participation.
  • Participation of youth under the age of 18 requires a Parent or Legal Guardian review and consent to participate.
  • NMASBHC requests a one-year commitment from selected students, with the opportunity to reapply in future years. 

Our mission is to raise awareness about health issues that affect our communities and school-based health care. Youth will work in collaboration with NMASBHC to advise and suggest solutions to improve health and well-being for youth and peers across the state of New Mexico.

Complete the application and return the parent permission form. Youth will be notified by Friday, May 13, 2022. The application can be completed HERE and send the parent permission form by email to Wilma at wilma@nmasbhc.org. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. 

NMASBHC is committed to making participation possible for interested students, including organizing meeting and events with virtual options, reorganizing meetings around students’ competing work and extracurricular activities, and providing technology support. This group is made possible due to a grant from Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Mexico.