National Youth Health Forum 2011
CATCHING THE JELLYFISH: Extracting and Applying Lessons to Advance Youth HealthThe health of Canada’s youth is a national priority best addressed through collaborative action across the sectors. Recognizing that a significant part of working together is taking the time to learn from one another, this Forum brought together health, education, and sport & recreation sectors across policy, practice, and research.
The first pan-Canadian National Roundtable on Comprehensive School Health (2010) identified the following priorities: a) build a foundation of leadership, relationships, and rationale for comprehensive school health; b) articulate the “plan-act-learn” system for comprehensive school health; c) build the “plan-act-learn” system; and d) ensure timely application of innovative practice.
The National Forum on Youth Health 2011 built on priorities from the 2010 CSH roundtable and took comprehensive school health into discussions on broader youth health action. This forum also helped articulate effective jurisdictional “plan-act-learn” systems through key lessons learned in three provinces that established and studied such systems.
TheNational Forum on Youth Health 2011 Report is now available.