The approach of the Young Health Program (YHP), a partnership between AstraZeneca, Plan International and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is centered on the principle that in order to promote adolescent health, both programs and policy need to meaningfully engage the voices and perspectives of adolescents.
At a country level, the Youth Health Program works with local partners to identify communities’ most urgent health needs and put tailored programs in place that will improve outcomes for young people. Using the Wellbeing of Adolescents in Vulnerable Environments (WAVE) study designed by Johns Hopkins, designed to understand the factors that facilitate and hinder disadvantaged adolescents from obtaining the resources they need to secure good health YHP advocacy works to ensure adolescents are included in the global policies that affect them.
Young Health Program partners across 16 countries in the global north and south are addressing some of the most pressing health issues affecting young people by developing rights-based programs that involve innovative participation and engagement strategies to bring youth into the heart of the issues and their solutions.
The program is based upon three core components:
|Location||Latin America and Caribbean, Southern Africa, East Asia and Pacific, South Asia, Eastern Europe|