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Brooklyn’s Health: An Unseen Priority

A Summit Created by Youth for Youth


On August 9, Youth Advocacy Corps hosted Brooklyn’s Health: An Unseen Priority, a youth summit that focused on why inequality and inequity exist in the health system.  The Summit was attended by over 100 youth in Brooklyn, who discussed health and social justice issues of importance to them, and the ways in which their lives and communities can be improved. At the end of the day, the young advocates compiled a list of demands/requests to improve the lives of those affected by the various issues and presented them to local political leaders and others in power. 


The youth examined how health issues intersect with immigration, race and safety, particularly with the specific topics covered throughout the day which include:

  • Mental Health

  • Sexual/ Reproductive Health

  • General Well-Being

  • Healthy Relationships