What is Youth 360°?
We cannot expect to significantly impact health outcomes without considering the full range of factors—the social determinants of health—that make a critical difference.
Healthy Teen Network believes all adolescents and young adults—including young people who are pregnant or parenting—deserve respect, appreciation, and acceptance for their unique strengths, talents, and potential. Youth-centered strategies and approaches are critical to empower young people.
What is the social-ecological model?
Divided into 4 levels, or spheres, the social-ecological health promotion model maps the variety of complex, interrelated elements, or social determinants of health, that shape our long-term physical, mental, emotional, and social health and well-being. Each level—individual, relationship, community, and societal—provides a way of organizing the social determinants that influence health and behavior outcomes.
What are social determinants of health?
Every one of us is affected by factors, or social determinants of health, at an individual level, but also, through our relationships, in our communities, and in society as a whole.
Part of a Youth 360° approach is understanding the importance of meeting the unique needs of your priority population.
These factors, the social determinants of health—such as access to quality education and health services, socioeconomic status, or having life goals and aspirations—shape our long-term physical, mental, emotional, and social health and well-being.