Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT
Topic: Teens Take on Health: Solutions for a Healthy America
Guest: Wynne Grossman
The future of our country’s
health belongs to our teens. In 2012, Molina Healthcare and 4-H embarked on a
joint initiative, Teens Take On Health: Solutions for a Healthy America.
The goal of this initiative was to prepare teens to take ownership of their
health, promote healthy living in their families and communities, and become
health leaders as they grow into adulthood. Molina and 4-H worked together to
encourage teens to think critically about health issues and create viable
solutions to help them live balanced, healthy lives.
4-H directed the Teens
Take on Health initiative while Molina’s engagement staff teamed with
neighborhood schools and teen centers to ensure the participation of low-income
youth in each phase of the campaign.
initiative was implemented in three phases. Teens were asked to:
health concerns through a social media survey campaign
Compete to make
the best original video demonstrating solutions to health issues
Team up in Town
Hall Meetings to define the nation’s most significant health issues and design
bold new solutions to address their top health concerns
They used a powerful
facilitation method called Liberating Structures to keep all participants
successfully engaged in the Town Hall Meetings that took place in five states
(California, Florida, Maryland, Michigan and Utah). Not only did teens get
involved, they learned how to plan and run the meetings themselves.
Wynne Grossman of Molina
Healthcare will join the call to share what they learned about teens’ health
concerns, solutions proposed by teen participants, and what commitments 4-H and
Molina have made to support this ongoing work.
Please bring your voice and
your own experience to join in this conversation.
Wynne Grossman, MSW, has over 25 years of experience
developing, implementing and directing innovative health programs. She is
currently a consultant to Molina Healthcare, a Long Beach, CA based company
that provides quality health services to financially vulnerable families and
individuals covered by government programs. Molina Healthcare has health plans,
medical clinics and a health information management solution. As Project
Management Director at Molina, Ms. Grossman directed national partnerships with non-profit organizations,
including the 4H National Council.
Their joint initiative, Teens Take
on Health: Solutions for a Healthier America, was intended to prepare teens
to take ownership of their health, promote healthy living in their families and
communities, and become health leaders as they grow into adulthood.
Prior to joining Molina, Ms.
Grossman was the Executive Director of the Center for Oral Health, where she
grew the organization into a nationally recognized leader in oral health. Previously she was the Executive
Director of the Valeo Initiative and the Director of Research and Development
for the Health Forum. Ms. Grossman received her BA from the Pennsylvania State
University and her MSW from the University of California at Berkeley.
View Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1MHsFHmd7I&feature=youtu.be
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