Past Event

Decreasing Health Inequities Among Urban Youth: The Role of mHealth Technologies

October 2, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul organizes a panel ''Decreasing Health Inequities Among Urban Youth: The Role of mHealth Technologies'' as a part of Marmara Urban Forum (MARUF) on October 2 between 12.00-13.30 PM (UTC+3). There will be simultaneous translation into Turkish and English during the event.

Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul olarak Türkiye'nin ilk ulusal kent forumu olan Marmara Uluslararası Kent Forumu (MARUF) kapsamında düzenlediğimiz ''Kentlerdeki Gençlerin Sağlık Eşitsizliklerinin Azaltılması: Mobil Sağlık Uygulamalarının Rolü'' başlıklı panele davetlisiniz. 2 Ekim Cumartesi günü 12.00-13.30 saatleri arasında gerçekleşecek etkinlikte İngilizce-Türkçe eş zamanlı çeviri hizmeti sağlanacaktır.  

About REACH 

REACH is a regional initiative of Columbia University, which aims to bridge the gap in health literacy and health care access among refugee and local youth living in urban settings via digital health technologies. Supported by the International Cooperation and Development Fund of Taiwan (TaiwanICDF), Blue Chip Foundation, and Columbia University, the REACH Project in Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan is implemented with the collaboration of Center for Sustainable Development of Columbia University, Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul and Amman, Istanbul University, American University of Beirut, German Jordanian University, Bir İZ Association, Community Volunteers Foundation (TOG), Youth Approaches to Health Association (SGYD) and Digital Opportunity Trust-Lebanon. With a strong adult-youth partnership, the project includes stakeholder meetings, mixed methods studies with urban youth, qualitative interviews with health service providers and health policy makers, in addition to communication and dissemination activities such as organization of exhibitions, panels, and production of policy briefs and scientific publications. REACH has been working with refugee and local youth, software developers, academia, health professionals, and NGOs to develop a trilingual mHealth application to promote young people’s and vulnerable populations` health via digital technologies. REACH ultimately aims to increase health literacy and improve health care access among young people, through working with stakeholders to disseminate the app more broadly in the region, assess its effectiveness, and contribute to the limited evidence base on using health technologies for youth health promotion in forced migration settings.

About MARUF 

Marmara Urban Forum (MARUF) is a biennial international urban forum organized with the motto of “Cities Developing Solutions” by Marmara Municipalities Union (MMU), which is a local government association in the Marmara Region of Turkey with over 190 members. MARUF strives not only to discuss the challenges that cities face but also to seek solutions to them and multiply good practices at a global scale.

This year, MARUF21 will be organized as a “virtual event” on the theme of “Re-Think, Co-Act” and will bring together urban thinkers around passionate debates on how to make cities more livable, sustainable, resilient, creative, inclusive, innovative, and healthy. It will gather all stakeholders including professionals from cities, national, regional and local governments, private sector, NGOs, universities and other stakeholders that play a crucial role in the design, transformation and governance of cities. For more information please click here