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Get to Know ETR: Emma Schlamm, Program Coordinator
August 1, 2019

Get to Know ETR: Emma Schlamm, Program Coordinator

By ETR | August 1, 2019
 

Emma Schlamm’s got activism in her blood. Born and raised in New York City, she shares a birthday with both Malcom X and Ho Chi Minh. Following her urban upbringing, she chose a small town community for college—Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the heart of Amish country. “This was a fascinating experience for someone with a big-city background,” she recalls, “and it fueled my interest in learning about other cultures and communities.”

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Tags: Staff profile, Global health, Women's health, Social justice, YTH Initiative, ETR staff
Youth Innovation in HIV Prevention: Lift-Off for Project LIYT
July 25, 2019

Youth Innovation in HIV Prevention: Lift-Off for Project LIYT

By Chris Wilson-Smith & Michael Everett, MHS | July 25, 2019
HIV/Sexual Health Trainer (CW-S) & Project Coordinator (ME), ETR

How do we celebrate the innovative spirit of youth? How do we encourage young people's creative leadership and put it to work to solve real-world problems? How do we leverage youth interests and abilities in technology to amplify their power?

ETR’s YTH Initiative is delivering a mentorship program that will do all of these things. Introducing Project LIYT (Leadership + Innovation + Youth + Technology)! 

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Tags: HIV treatment, HIV prevention, HIV, Mentorship, YTH Initiative, Youth voice, Youth empowerment, Youth
Global-Local Health: ETR's Bhupendra Sheoran Takes on TEDx
July 23, 2019

Global-Local Health: ETR's Bhupendra Sheoran Takes on TEDx

By ETR | July 23, 2019
 

Bhupendra Sheoran jumped into the health-tech arena early. Not to build ways for health care systems keep to keep better track of medical records or billing. Not to build programs that persuade health care providers to use iPads during patient visits. Rather, to build ways to support transformation and empowerment in communities, both locally and globally. We are delighted that Sheoran was invited to speak at the recent TEDxSantaClaraUniversity event.

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Tags: YTH Initiative, Technology, Global health
Our Bold Adventure: ETR & YTH Team Up to Change the World
July 17, 2019

Our Bold Adventure: ETR & YTH Team Up to Change the World

By Vignetta Charles, PhD & Bhupendra Sheoran, MD, MBA  | July 17, 2019
CEO (VC) and Vice President of Global Development (BS), ETR

We are beyond thrilled about the recent merger of ETR and YTH. Of course, a huge amount of practical footwork needed to be done. There are challenges, some anticipated and some not. There is discovery and confusion. Adjustments must be made.

But when we take a moment, take a breath, and think about where we are and how we see the road ahead, our overarching feeling is…excitement!

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Tags: Accessibility, Community partnerships, Collaboration, YTH Initiative, ETR
High School Youth Design Innovative Tech Solutions for Better Mental Health
June 4, 2019

High School Youth Design Innovative Tech Solutions for Better Mental Health

By Laiah Idelson, MSPH | June 4, 2019
Strategic Partnerships & Innovation Lead, YTH Initiative, ETR

What happens when a motivated, creative group of high school juniors and seniors is asked, “How might we use technology to create an innovative solution to improve the mental health of young people?”

To answer this question, our team conducted nine workshops from January through April this year. Seventy-seven juniors and seniors at De Anza High School in Richmond, CA, joined in. 

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Tags: YTH Initiative, STEM equity, Equity in Tech, High school, Youth, Youth centered health design, STEM education, YTH Live
The Women Deliver Conference is Coming & YTH Initiative Will Be There, Delivering!
May 31, 2019

The Women Deliver Conference is Coming & YTH Initiative Will Be There, Delivering!

By ETR | May 31, 2019
 

We are all members of a global society. We are excited that ETR’s recent merger with YTH brings a deeper and more experienced global perspective to our organization’s work. YTH has a long history of international work with youth communities. The YTH Initiative presence at the upcoming Women Deliver conference demonstrates this beautifully.

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Tags: YTH Initiative, Conferences, Youth empowerment, YTH, International health, Youth-centered design
YTH Live Elevates and Inspires
May 8, 2019

YTH Live Elevates and Inspires

By Marcia Quackenbush, MS, MFT, MCHES | May 8, 2019
Senior Editor, ETR

One measure of a successful training or conference is whether you learned something useful. Did you change your thinking? Get inspired by leaders in the field? Will you do anything differently when you get back to your work?

By any of those measures, 2019’s YTH Live conference was simply dazzling for me. 

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Tags: YTH Initiative, Adolescents, Youth empowerment, Sex education, Technology, Innovation, Conference, Youth, YTH, YTH Live
How to Engage Young People: A Conversation with YTH Live Emcee Ivan Garcia
March 26, 2019

How to Engage Young People: A Conversation with YTH Live Emcee Ivan Garcia

By Ivan Garcia, with Erin McKelle | March 26, 2019
Youth Advocate and Sophomore, Head Royce School (IG) and Communications Associate, YTH (EM)

Erin: When we say we center youth-voices at the YTH Live conference, we mean it. Up to 25% of attendees and speakers are young people. We always feature a young member of our Youth Advisory Board as the face and voice of the event, in the role of emcee. This year, we are proud to announce that person is Ivan Garcia. 

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Tags: YTH Initiative, Advocacy, Youth voice, Youth empowerment, YTH

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