HYPE Project makes national public health scene

HYPE_transparentEat Smart, Move More South Carolina is excited to announce The HYPE Project curriculum was selected as a winner of the 24th Annual Public Health Education and Health Promotion’s Public Health Materials contest. The Healthy Young People Empowerment (HYPE) Project: Facilitator’s Guide won in the training category and will be presented at the America Public Health Association (APHA) 142nd Meeting and Exposition, November 15-19, in New Orleans.

“We are thrilled to have the national stage to share our youth empowerment strategies with public health professionals from across the country,” said Trimease K. Carter, Eat Smart Move More SC Youth Coordinator and one of the HYPE Project curriculum authors. “I’ve watch South Carolina youth find excitement in finding their voices and I’m looking forward to using those examples and to teaching my peers about The HYPE Project.”

USC Arnold School of Public Health Graduate Assistant and curriculum author Gina M. Besenyi will also speak to provide APHA attendees with information about The HYPE Project. Carter and Besenyi will explain the process of developing the HYPE curriculum, its stages and activities, as well as the evaluation related to youth capacity and community change.

APHA’s Annual Meeting & Exposition is where public health professionals convene to learn, network and engage with peers. APHA’s objective for the Annual Meeting is to strengthen the profession of public health, share the latest research and information, promote best practices and advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research.