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Youth Development is a Public Health Approach

This supplement to the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice presents and discusses youth development approaches in the context of public health programs. The overarching purpose of the supplement is to acquaint public health practitioners with the basic concepts of youth development and to provide guidance about how to put them into practice. Articles in this supplement address related topics, including how to mount a successful public health program based on youth development principles, what partnerships are important for successful outcomes, and how to evaluate the impact of such programs. Supplement articles highlight the underlying theory of youth development, provide case studies from actual practice, and suggest ways that public health practitioners can incorporate youth development concepts into practice.

Publication Date: November 2006
Target Audience: Policy maker
Grade Level: Middle grades, High school
Classification: Research
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice
Authors: Guthrie S. Birkhead, Marta H. Riser, Kristine Mesler, Thomas C. Tallon, Susan J. Klein