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Involving young people in health promotion, research and policy-making: Practical Recommendations

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Youth is one of the most dynamic and complex transition periods in life where many factors can jeopardize its present and future health. Youth involvement enables young people to influence processes and decisions that affect them, leading to changes in themselves and their environment (peers, services, communities and policies); this strategy could be applied to improve health and prevent diseases. Nonetheless, scientific evidence of involving young people in health-related programmes is scarce. The aim of this work is to describe youth involvement as a health promotion strategy and to compile practical recommendations for health promoters, researchers and policymakers interested in the successful involvement of young people in health-related programmes. These suggestions aim to encourage positive working synergy between adults and young people during the development, implementation and evaluation of policies, research, and /or health promotion efforts that target adolescents.
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Original languageEnglish
JournalTo be determined
StateIn preparation - Apr 2017

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  • Youth, Children, Adolescent, Youth involvement, Health promotion, Participation

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