“Health for All Adolescents: What is shaping adolescent health today” Webinar
On Feb 1, the American Public Health Association; The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health; the HHS Office of Adolescent Health, and The Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing hosted a webinar to provide the latest information on changing policy, economic, and environmental issues that shape adolescent health. During the webinar, speakers discussed findings from our report, Our future: a Lancet commission on adolescent health and wellbeing and provided a closer look at policies and other multi-sectoral factors that affect adolescents globally and in the United States.
Globally, we have seen dramatic gains in women’s and younger children’s health, but adolescents continue to lag behind other age groups. Ensuring the healthy development of today’s adolescents reaps triple benefits for their health now, for their future adult life, and for future generations. However, the factors that shape adolescent health span multiple domains and are complex. How do we, the professionals who work with youth, handle these factors? Find out by watching the “Health for All Adolescents” webinar.
- George Patton, Lancet Commissioner Chair, University of Melbourne
- Terry McGovern, Lancet Commissioner, Columbia University
- John Santelli, Lancet Commissioner, Columbia University
- Evelyn Kappeler (moderator), Director, HHS Office of Adolescent Health
“Adolescents and young adults face unprecedented social, economic, and cultural change. We must transform our health, education, family support, and legal systems to keep pace with these changes.”
The Commission would like to thank everyone involved, especially the speakers (Commission chair – George Patton, and Commissioners Terry McGovern and John Santelli), and a special thank you to Evelyn Kappeler who moderated the event.