IAAH Committee Descriptions

Join an IAAH committee where you will work with a purpose-driven, supportive community of exceptional health professionals. 


The Council is seeking expressions of interest from IAAH members to join the following 4 committees:

Communications committee 
Scientific Events committee
Governance and Policy committee
Nominations and Awards committee
Members will be appointed to a committee for an initial 12-month term, with the option to extend their commitment annually, in consultation with the committee co-chairs.
Expression of interest to join IAAH committees will only be considered for financial members of IAAH.

Communications Committee
Co-Chairs, Nicola Gray, Vice President Europe; Asha Pemberton, Vice-President Caribbean
 To promote IAAH's image and brand as a professionally focused, globally active, multidisciplinary organization
• To oversee the development and maintenance of the new IAAH website
• To grow an appropriate social media presence for IAAH
• To oversee the communication of IAAH statements and policies to IAAH members and stakeholders
• To create proactive and reactive messages to disseminate to IAAH members and stakeholders about topical, relevant, and important issues and initiatives in global adolescent health
• To develop and maintain relationships with various organizations and individuals to amplify global and national communication about adolescent health and about IAAH.

Scientific Events Committee
Co-Chairs: Jon Klein, Vice President North America; Mamdouh Wahba, Vice President Middle East and North Africa; Adesegun Fatusi, Vice President Africa
• To oversee the application, bidding, and planning processes for the IAAH World Congress on Adolescent Health and identify potential individuals to participate in the various committees required to run a World Congress
• To support the development of regional adolescent health conferences
• To identify and recommend IAAH participation in planning committees and/or events as requested by other organizations.

Governance and Policy Committee
Co-Chairs: Jenny Proimos, Vice President Oceania; Mari Carmen del Calle, Vice President Latin America
• To ensure that the policies, advocacy, and communications activities of IAAH fulfill the mission of IAAH
• To develop a small number of priority internal policies. For example, the development of policy and guidelines to support the development of new national and regional associations of adolescent health
• To develop external policies, based on a policy scoping exercise to decide on the scope and range of policy and advocacy activities and after consideration of which external policies IAAH is willing to endorse or adapt to its own needs. 

Nominations and Awards Committee
Co-Chairs: Bruce Dick, Immediate Past President; Shuntaro Ando, Vice President East Asia
• To organize the processes for nominating and voting for members of the IAAH Council (currently every 4 years)
• To review the criteria for the IAAH Founders awards, and develop a process for nominations and selection
• To review the criteria for awarding IAAH Honorary Fellowships and provide guidance/support for the people selected
• To work in collaboration with the IAAH Young Professionals Network to develop and award in recognition of important contributions by young professionals to IAAH and adolescent health
• To work in association with the Communications Committee to publicize the achievements of IAAH awardees. 

Youth Engagement Committee
Co-Chairs: Mychelle Farmer, Ambassador at Large; Harish Pemde, Vice President South Asia
• To ensure that young people's voices are included at all levels within IAAH (e.g. conferences, policy statements, and communications)
• To contribute to a calendar of events around health and development activities for youth at regional and global levels
• In collaboration with the Young Professionals Network, to disseminate information about opportunities for youth leadership, health, and well-being at regional and global levels
• To provide input into global and regional IAAH meetings to ensure that young people's views contribute to the planning and running of meetings, including suggestions for youth speakers and topics that  young people have prioritized
• To contribute to the work of other IAAH committees by providing feedback and contributing to policy briefs and statements developed by IAAH leadership, as needed. 

IAAH Young Professionals Network
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