The Youth Health Literacy Project (#YHLP) consists of teams of adults and students from around New Mexico that work in partnership to improve the health and reduce health disparities of adolescents by increasing their health literacy through social media. Groups participating represent Belen, Peñasco, Isleta, Albuquerque (Cycles of Life & Wilson M.S.), San Felipe, Quemado, Española, Gallup, and West Las Vegas. Earlier this summer, #YHLP teams came together at the Organizing Youth Engagement Conference in Albuquerque, N.M. to talk about some of the most important health issues in their communities as well as improve their own health literacy skills. After a few days of hands-on workshops and lively discussions, participants had a chance to reflect on what they’d learn.
#YHLP teams all across New Mexico are working hard to create and craft their health messages and they’re using social media to get them out and spread the word! If you’d like to see what these youth and adults have been up to in their communities, make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Once you’re following our amazing team of youth, make sure to share, like, and comment on our posts!
- August – Addiction
- September – Cancer
- October – Mental Health
- November – Diabetes
- December – Eating Disorders
#YHLP is a project of the New Mexico Alliance for School-Based Health Care (NMASBHC) with coordination by Generation Justice. This effort is funded by Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico.