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About Boston LEAH

The Boston LEAH Program (Leadership Education in Adolescent Health) is dedicated to improving the health of adolescents through education, program development, research, advocacy, and collaboration with state and federal agencies and professional organizations committed to the well-being of youth in America. The LEAH Program is funded by a grant from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), HRSA. The purpose of the LEAH projects is “to provide interdisciplinary leadership training for at least five (5) core professional disciplines in the areas of adolescent medicine, psychology, nursing, nutrition and social work at the graduate and postgraduate levels to prepare trainees for leadership roles in clinical services, research, training, and organization of health services for adolescents, including those with special health care needs. The training is designed to integrate biological, developmental, mental health, social, economic, educational, and environmental issues within a public health framework. LEAH projects develop, enhance, and improve adolescent-centered/family-involved, culturally competent, community-based care for adolescents by providing interdisciplinary leadership training of health professionals and by working with state and local health, education, youth development, and human service agencies and providers – public, private, and voluntary – with a maternal and child health focus. These training projects influence the health and health care issues of adolescents nationally.”

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