Growing vulnerabilities among immigrant families are further complicated by the context of US health care. This article discusses the critical need for health promotion initiatives that integrate principles of positive minority youth development. Mixed methods, including a CBPR (community-based participatory research) approach, are used to highlight narratives of immigrant youth who have participated in a health-promotion program infused within their high school curriculum. These narratives underscore contributing contextual influences and pathways to conscientization, civic action, how programming can effectively facilitate positive minority youth development, as well as individual and community-level empowerment that leads to increased health literacy.
Maria J. Ferrera
Journal of Community Practice, 2017