Health Justice

COVID-19 Response

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In December of 2020, the ECV office launched this project in response to the devastating impacts of COVID-19 on our community. This two-pronged strategy involved: Riverside County Youth Task Force  A county-wide task force aimed at bridging the gap between youth voices and decision making spaces. Our meetings are centered around gathering feedback from youth … Continued

Betting on our Future (BOOF)

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Betting On Our Future (BOOF) is a youth-driven problem gambling awareness campaign supported by the California Friday Night Live Partnership through a grant from the California Office of Problem Gambling and executed by the reporters from The kNOw Youth Media.  Betting On Our Future media campaign empowers young people to raise awareness of problem gambling … Continued

Youth Alcohol Prevention Coalition

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The Youth Alcohol Prevention Coalition (YAPC) is a 12-month program where youth leaders and adult allies from across San Francisco come together to develop long-term solutions to underage drinking. Starting in July of each year, YAPC designs and implements projects that share prevention strategies, healthy coping skills, alternative activities to drinking and local resources to … Continued

Youth-Led Resources on COVID-19

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Young people and communities throughout the world have been impacted by COVID-19. Exacerbating existing disparities, the virus has touched almost every aspect of their lives, from health to education, from housing and food stability to mental health and social-emotional development. Their resilience and determination during these unprecedented times has led to a wealth of resources … Continued

Betting on Our Future (BOOF)

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BOOF was a media campaign that operated from May 2019-June 2020 to empower young people to raise awareness about problem gambling and create change in their communities. Students were responsible for scripting, coordinating, and producing live dramatic performances, video projects, and public service announcements to communicate the risks and signs of problem gambling among youth. … Continued

Mobilizing Youth to Nix Tobacco (MYNT)

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Mobilizing Youth to Nix Tobacco (MYNT) is a coalition of young people (ages 14-24) and their adult allies that is working to reduce tobacco-related health issues that deeply impact the African-American Community and communities of color in the Central Valley through advocacy, education, and action. As a grantee of the California Tobacco Control Program and … Continued

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In 2019, yli youth partnered with the San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services to help reduce stigma associated with mental health in transitional age youth (15-25 years). Some of our previous work includes a campaign to stop AAPI hate and self-care templates that were created for a workshop given in May 2021 for … Continued

Youth Community Advocates

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Second-hand smoke is now the 3rd leading cause of preventable death, with over 41,000 deaths in the US each year. Through our partnership with LA County Public Health Department, we are 1 of 21 agencies working to create a healthier LA County by protecting residents from second-hand smoke exposure through education and advocacy. Youth Community … Continued