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Health Literacy for Youth: Navigating Wellness with Confidence

  • Live Online Training, On-Demand Webinar, On-Demand Interview-Style
  • Recorded on and/or Day, Month Date, Year
  • 1.5 hour training
  • FREE for YIPA members
  • $30 for non-YIPA members
  • Not a member? Annual membership is $99 for individuals or $250 for organizations. Join now or learn more.

Your Training Description

It is harder for young people to make healthy decisions when they don’t have access to wellness information and evidence-based resources. Promoting health literacy encourages a lifetime of informed choices and optimal well-being for the youth that you serve. Join us to explore the critical role of health literacy in empowering youth to make informed decisions about their well-being. By focusing on essential skills, you’ll gain the knowledge and confidence needed for a proactive approach to help young people navigate their personal health.

Your Learning Objectives

  • Strengthen your understanding of health literacy
  • Review the impacts of health literacy on youth work
  • Build skills to bring health literacy into your work with young people

Your Trainer


Jill Collins (she/her) is a Health Educator and a Patient Advocate who spends a lot of her time educating on and supporting the full scope of sexual and reproductive health topics. She has a BS in Psychology from Drake University, and an MPH from the University of Minnesota with a major in Community Health Promotion and a minor in Sexual Health. Jill is a partner, daughter, friend, advocate, dog mom, plant mom, and a lover of cooking and baking.

Jill firmly believes good health and access to healthcare is a human right. Unfortunately, our healthcare system is difficult to navigate. To progress forward with health equity in mind, we must value and uphold diversity which requires us to be adaptable in our language with our healthcare and public health messaging. We are all deserving and worthy of living happy, healthy lives - we must promote health literacy as the foundation of building the lives we want to live.

Your Competency Focus Area


Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around a broad framework of eight youth work competencies. The competency focus of this training is: YOUTH DEVELOPMENT.

Strengthen your commitment to implement positive youth development strategies, understand development channels, and support youth through developmental changes.

Your Training Details

  • Live Online Training
  • Wednesday, January 31, 2024
  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Central Time
  • FREE for YIPA members
  • $20 for non-YIPA members
  • Not a member? Annual membership is $99 for individuals or $250 for organizations. Join now or learn more.
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