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SPPH Students Discuss Their Work with Communities for Youth on the BroncoTales Podcast

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Kaydin Griffin

School of Public and Population Health Graduate Assistants Libbie Leuevanos Herrera and Kaydin Griffin join the College of Health Sciences podcast, BroncoTales, this National Public Health Week to share the work they have been doing with the Communities for Youth initiative. 

The Communities for Youth initiative, led by SPPH Associate Professor Megan Smith, involves several student team members in its work spanning across Idaho. With a focus on helping youth with their mental well-being, C4Y aims to build connections across data and research, educators, community partners, youth, parents and community members.

Luevanos Herrera is finishing her first year as a Master of Public Health Prevention and Intervention student. Her work with the Genesis Community Health clinic fueled her interest in learning about health disparities and the social determinants of health.

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Libbie Leuevanos Herrera

Through her work with Communities For Youth Luevanos Herrera found a passion for upstream prevention and the power of community engagement. As a proud Latina and child of immigrants Luevanos Herrera aspires to target health disparities affecting the hispanic communities throughout Idaho.

A soon-to-be graduate, Griffin is wrapping up her Master of Public Health degree in Prevention and Intervention this May. Griffin’s key interests revolve around health equity, data-driven storytelling and decision making, upstream prevention and public health leadership. 

Griffin aspires to continue to benefit her hometown with a career in community health planning and administration work pertaining to prevention and planning in the public health sector.

Learn more about Luevanos Herrera, Griffin and their experience connecting with Idaho’s youth April 2 on Spotify.