Wahkiakum School Board Hears Student Health Advocates
On April 23, three students from Wahkiakum High School presented to the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors “to advocate for the training of youth on common health care issues, problems, and resources so students can then rely on their trained peers as a resource.” Under the direction of HLC’s Sue Cameron, Director of Wahkiakum County Health & Human Services, and Danelle Barlow, the public health nurse providing coaching to the Community Health Advocates, this amazing team of teens are making policy change to better support reproductive health for their peers. We are grateful for these students, Rory Heywood, Jessica Thomas and Kylee Thomason, for moving this important work forward!
Congratulations to all of the Wahkiakum Community Health Advocates and their supporters – you are showing us how quickly a rural community can mobilize action and positive change by empowering community health workers! Please check out the attached news article for additional details and share this success with other community health workers and their allies that may be interested.
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Board Hears Student Health Advocates – Wahkaikum County Eagle