A collaborative effort between the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) and Coordinated School Health, the Youth Health Board serves as a forum for young people to affect the wellbeing of our community through programs, volunteer activities and health-related projects. This youth-driven group provides opportunities for the students to partner with health professionals from KCHD and other community groups to explore and take action on a variety of issues. The members are selected from an applicant pool of high school students who demonstrate strong leadership skills, a commitment to the community and an interest in health-related topics.
Youth Health Board members are responsible for serving a one-year term (August 2014 - April 2015), participating in service activities and attending monthly meetings. Past activities of YHB include:
- Creating a public service announcement focused on the negative effect of bullying;
- Providing feedback to the school nutrition program;
- Working with the Knox County Health Department to develop and host a Healthy S.W.A.G. conference for teens;
- Developing a media campaign for tobacco use and secondhand smoke awareness;
- Hosting health fairs for youth at local elementary schools;
- Conducting volunteer projects at the Boys & Girls Club; and
- Raising money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Click here to download the application packet. Applications are due March 28, 2014.
For more information, please contact Kathryn Burklund at 865-215-5174 or Kathryn.firstname.lastname@example.org.