Girls’ Health in  Girls’ Hands  Research Findings & Recommendations WOMEN’S Created by the Girls and Young Women of Monter...
Why We’re Here <ul><li>We want you to:  </li></ul><ul><li>Know more about girls’ health needs </li></ul><ul><li>Make infor...
About our Project <ul><li>Girls’ Health in Girls’ Hands: Action Research Project </li></ul><ul><li>Identify health informa...
About Researchers <ul><li>57 girls (and young women)…ages 13-19 </li></ul><ul><li>Locations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>North Co...
What Girls Said Findings
Methodology <ul><li>Engaged over 1,200 girls  </li></ul><ul><li>How we did research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Surveys - Quanti...
Survey Findings <ul><li>Quantitative </li></ul>
Want More Information About:
Who Girls Talk With About Health
Know Where to Go for Services? (or would know how to find out)
Kind of Health Services Used
Would like Support or Services – But Can’t Find
Know Girls Who Have Experienced
Important for Girls to Have Education About…
Priority Health Issues… From Quantitative & Qualitative Research <ul><li>Emotional Health  </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy Eatin...
What You Can Do To Support Girls Health
Provide Us With Information <ul><li>Support health education at schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make a priority (as importan...
Provide Us With Support <ul><li>Support social / emotional development workshops in schools (ongoing basis)  </li></ul><ul...
Provide Us With Access  <ul><li>Healthy foods on a regular basis at schools </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable & fun exercise op...
Help Girls Support Each Other <ul><li>Support creation of peer health educator programs  </li></ul><ul><li>Support girls i...
In Your Future Decisions <ul><li>Commit to supporting girls health </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Nothing for us without us” </li...
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Girls Health In Girls Hands Presentation Monterey County Board of Supervisors

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Girls' research presentation for Monterey County Board if Supervisor's on December 8th. Project is an action research project under the Women's Fund of Monterey County (Community Foundation for Monterey County) and also funded by the California Endowment.

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  • Combined information from surveys, interviews and focus groups
  • Combined information from surveys, interviews and focus groups
  • Girls Health In Girls Hands Presentation Monterey County Board of Supervisors

    1. 1. Girls’ Health in Girls’ Hands Research Findings & Recommendations WOMEN’S Created by the Girls and Young Women of Monterey County 2009
    2. 2. Why We’re Here <ul><li>We want you to: </li></ul><ul><li>Know more about girls’ health needs </li></ul><ul><li>Make informed decisions around girls health issues </li></ul>
    3. 3. About our Project <ul><li>Girls’ Health in Girls’ Hands: Action Research Project </li></ul><ul><li>Identify health information, service, and support needs of girls 11-18 </li></ul><ul><li>To help inform Public Policy makers so they’ll create and support more effective policy </li></ul>
    4. 4. About Researchers <ul><li>57 girls (and young women)…ages 13-19 </li></ul><ul><li>Locations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>North County </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Salinas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greenfield </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marina/Seaside </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peninsula </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. What Girls Said Findings
    6. 6. Methodology <ul><li>Engaged over 1,200 girls </li></ul><ul><li>How we did research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Surveys - Quantitative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interviews - Qualitative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus Groups - Qualitative </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Survey Findings <ul><li>Quantitative </li></ul>
    8. 8. Want More Information About:
    9. 9. Who Girls Talk With About Health
    10. 10. Know Where to Go for Services? (or would know how to find out)
    11. 11. Kind of Health Services Used
    12. 12. Would like Support or Services – But Can’t Find
    13. 13. Know Girls Who Have Experienced
    14. 14. Important for Girls to Have Education About…
    15. 15. Priority Health Issues… From Quantitative & Qualitative Research <ul><li>Emotional Health </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy Eating/Weight/Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Sexuality </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Safety </li></ul><ul><li>And so much more </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Environment, Diseases, Drugs & Alcohol </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. What You Can Do To Support Girls Health
    17. 17. Provide Us With Information <ul><li>Support health education at schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make a priority (as important as academic classes) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideally - 1 full year middle school & 2 full years high school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make learning interesting, relevant, & responsive </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Support community based organizations in providing health education programs at schools (school hours and non-school hours) </li></ul>
    18. 18. Provide Us With Support <ul><li>Support social / emotional development workshops in schools (ongoing basis) </li></ul><ul><li>Create and support ongoing school based health support groups (during lunchtime) </li></ul><ul><li>Provide girls (& their families) with affordable & accessible counseling services </li></ul>
    19. 19. Provide Us With Access <ul><li>Healthy foods on a regular basis at schools </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable & fun exercise opportunities that build life long skills & habits (even in PE classes) </li></ul><ul><li>Sex education & birth control in or close to schools </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for every girl to have something to do after school & on weekends, including work, clubs, intramurals, dance, theater, art, ROTC, etc. </li></ul>
    20. 20. Help Girls Support Each Other <ul><li>Support creation of peer health educator programs </li></ul><ul><li>Support girls in creating regular community health forums that are led by girls with the support of adult mentors & health educators </li></ul><ul><li>Support girls in creating interactive health website and/or public television program </li></ul>
    21. 21. In Your Future Decisions <ul><li>Commit to supporting girls health </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Nothing for us without us” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Girls’ health is also in your hands! </li></ul>

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