Social capital and adolescent health promotion

Social capital and adolescent health promotion

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Social capital and adolescent health promotion: from theory to practice

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This presentation will provide a brief summary of social capital conceptualizations as they relate to youth. Data from several researches on social capital and adolescent wellbeing will be presented based on a range of outcomes including nutrition, physical activity, use of technology, self-rated health or academic performance. The presentation will conclude by discussing implications for practice and implementation.

About the presenter:

Elena Carrillo Álvarez, PhD, is a full professor of Public Health at the Blanquerna School of Health Sciences, Universitat Ramon Llull, where she leads the Global Research on Wellbeing (GRoW) research group. Her research trajectory focuses on the study of social determinants of health and behavior change from a complex and multidisciplinary perspective. This is the result of a formative and investigative trajectory that combines the dimensions of health, education, sociology, and psychology. Her research is articulated within 3 axes: (1) Social determinants and health inequalities; (2) Food insecurity and sustainability, and (3) Health throughout the life cycle and life transition. In relation to social capital, she has focused on its influence as an asset for adolescent healthy habits, wellbeing and academic performance.

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