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Youth Health Groups

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Improvement Story session at the 2013 Saskatchewan Health Care Quality Summit. For more information about the summit, visit www.qualitysummit.ca. Follow @QualitySummit on Twitter.

Youth Health Groups are youth groups that are formed in each of our communities to build on the strengths of the youth to deliver health messaging to their peers and other members of the community. Youth Health Groups aim to: Mobilize youth to take action on their own; Promote individual and family health; and Empower youth to make better self-care choices.
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Amanda LaBoucane and Liz Durocher, Keewatin Yatthe Regional Health Authority

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Youth Health Groups

  1. 1. Youth Health GroupsAmanda LaBoucane and Liz DurocherThis Session is sponsored by:
  2. 2. YOUTH HEALTH GROUPSDepartment of Community Health DevelopmentKeewatin Yatthé Regional Health Authority
  3. 3. Problem StatementAcross a vast land of beauty & potential…Disheartening youth suicide & teenpregnancy…Alcohol & drug abuseStruggle to obtain optimum health &wellness
  4. 4. Regional Description
  5. 5. KY Population Health Status
  6. 6. Aboriginal Identity
  7. 7. High School Graduates
  8. 8. Diabetes Prevalence
  9. 9. Provincial Diabetes Rates
  10. 10. Age-Specific Birth Rates
  11. 11. Suicide
  12. 12. Community Outreach Education Workers(COEW)…the KEY to reaching our Communities
  13. 13. The Medicine Wheel
  14. 14. “Wholistic Health of KeewatinYatthé Health RegionResidents”
  15. 15. Youth Health GroupsProgram Plan & Story
  16. 16. Reflection
  17. 17. YOUTH HEALTH GROUPS
  18. 18. Who?
  19. 19. What?
  20. 20. When?
  21. 21. Where?
  22. 22. Why?
  23. 23. How?
  24. 24. Our Story Continues…
  25. 25. Building on Our Strengths!
  26. 26. 05101520253035Youth Health GroupsIle a la CrosseOctober 2012 – February 2013NumberofYouthParticipants
  27. 27. Youth Health GroupsLa Loche05101520253035NumberofYouthParticipants
  28. 28. Peers Helping Peers!
  29. 29. Thank you! References:Keewatin Yatthé Regional Health Authority Annual Report,2011 – 2012Population Health Unit Health Indicators Report 2011 Music credits:Drops of Brandy: An Anthology of Métis Music
  30. 30. Your FeedbackWhat did you like most about our story?Are there any Health Promotion or Community HealthInitiatives that youth are involved with in yourcommunity/facility/region?

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