DOH Inviting Youth Leaders to Serve on Adolescent Health Advisory Council

Crossposted from the Washington State Department of Health

The Washington State Department of Health is inviting young people living in Washington to apply to become an Adolescent Health Youth Advisory Council member. Council members will serve for about two years starting in 2023 and help the Adolescent and Young Adult Health Unit make key programming decisions.

They are looking for young Washingtonians ages 13-22 with internet, social media, and email access. Members will be compensated for their time.

Applications selected will center communities most impacted by health care inequities in our state. We especially encourage young people with these lived experiences to apply: 

  • Experiencing visible or invisible disabilities
  • Experiences with different systems, including juvenile justice, child protective services, or foster care
  • Experience with behavioral and mental health conditions and treatment
  • Experience with chronic disease conditions and treatment
  • Feeling left out at school or experiencing challenges at school
  • From communities facing economic and/or structural barriers
  • Experience with homelessness or unstable housing
  • Struggles with access to or challenges with health care

They are accepting online applications until January 31, 2023. For more information and to apply, see the attached documents or go to Youth Engagement and the Youth Advisory Council | WaPortal.org. The application and communications materials can be found in additional languages at Translated materials | WaPortal.org

Please share with your contacts connected with schools, teachers, youth organizations, and young people in the state. Please feel free to use the attached materials, too.

If you have questions, please reach out to:

Alexis Bates, Adolescent Health Consultant, at alexis.bates@doh.wa.gov.

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