Youth perspective on chronic disease prevention

Radhika Valanju, Meera Barani, Dominik Mautner, Imeelya Al Hadaya, Alexi Cross, Melani Gunawardana, Ava Lambie, Emily McMahon, Arnav Narula, Bowen Ren, Dominique Rose, Aviral Sharda, Alexander Sinnett, Azman Tanvir, Henrik Tran, Fulin Yan, Mariam Mandoh, Hoi Lun Cheng, Seema Mihrshahi, Philayrath PhongsavanJulie Redfern, Rebecca Raeside, Stephanie R. Partridge

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Chronic diseases, climate change, mental health, and COVID-19 recovery are among the most serious challenges facing our generation, who account for one sixth of the global population. Yet, current approaches to chronic disease prevention are proving ineffective, with limited advocacy and leadership initiatives for young people to collaborate with researchers to improve chronic disease outcomes. Researchers are responsible for engaging with adolescents as active research partners and guarding against unconscious biases to shape actions that support adolescents to lead healthy lives.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)456-458
Number of pages3
JournalThe Lancet Child and Adolescent Health
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022
Externally publishedYes


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