E2: Lessons Learned from a Campus-Community Partnership to Support Youth Advocacy

Youth engagement is important for improving the health of a community that is disproportionately affected by tobacco. Specifically, campus partnerships with communities offer learning opportunities and foster multidisciplinary collaboration. The purpose of this presentation is to describe lessons learned from this innovative partnership to support peer-led tobacco prevention and advocacy training for youth in Appalachian communities. 

Jeff Goodman, MPH (Moderator)

Health Education Specialist

California State University Northridge

For the last six years, Professor Goodman has taught in both undergraduate and graduate public health programs at CSUN and Tseng College of Extended Learning.  He has taught Community Health Education (Program Planning), Community Health Action, Public Health Issues, and Communications for Health Educators. Professor Goodman was also the Associate Program Director and a member of the core faculty of George Washington University's Graduate Program in LGBT Health Policy and Practice until 2020.  He has recently developed a similar program with a public health lens for CSUN, and it is anticipated that the first cohort will be admitted for Fall 2023. He has also been in public health practice for many years, including serving as President and Interim Executive Director of an AIDS Service Organization, and he was appointed as Commissioner to the Los Angeles County HIV Commission by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors.  In that position, he was responsible for setting service category priorities and allocation recommendations for all the county's HIV-related funds.  He has also consulted with numerous entities – governmental and private.  His practice specializes in health policy, health communication, and community participation.   Goodman also was the President and an Interim Executive Director of an AIDS Service Organization focused on the most hard-to-reach and disenfranchised populations, including the homeless and intravenous drug users.Professor Goodman served as an Executive Officer and Treasurer of the Society for Public Health Education and serves as a Governing Councilor of the American Public Health Association, among many other leadership roles throughout his career.  He holds an MPH in Community Health Education from San Jose State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Tufts University.  He currently lives in Santa Monica, CA, with his two cocker spaniels.

Claire Christine Miller, BS

Health Education Specialist

University of Kentucky

Claire is a second-year graduate student in the College of Education with a major in Health Promotion at the University of Kentucky. She recently joined the peer-led e-cigarette prevention and empowerment program, #iCANendthetrend team as a Research Assistant in March of 2021. She has also continued working at Kentucky Health Collaborative since her time in undergrad where she assists with researching and facilitating a state-wide lung cancer screening program initiative in Kentucky.

Sierrah Miley, BS

Health Education Specialist

University of Kentucky

Sierrah Miley graduated from the University of Kentucky with a BS in Kinesology. During her time as an undergrad she served as a Tobacco-free Take Action! Ambassador where she implemented and promoted a tobacco-free policy both locally and nationally. During her time as an ambassador, Sierrah was Co-Chair of University of Kentucky's Tobacco-free Campus Committee, and recipient of the Lee T. Todd Jr. Smoke-Free Hero Award. She is co-founder and current Program Coordinator of #iCANendthetrend, an evidence based program focused on tobacco and e-cigarette prevention while also aiming to empowering youth to make a difference.

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