Youth Health Advisor Team

The NC Division of Child and Family Wellbeing Youth Health Advisor (YHA) Team is a group of high schoolers from across the state interested in the health and well-being of North Carolina’s young people. The YHA Team is committed to providing our unique perspectives and voices in shaping how our state responds to youth health issues in partnership with the Division of Child and Family Well-being and NCDHHS and its partners. 

For more information, please watch our introduction video on YouTube and follow us on Instagram @youthhealth.NC  

Youth Health Advisor Team COVID-19 Response  

In the Summer of 2020, the YHA team created a video to encourage young people statewide to practice public health safety against the COVID-19 virus.

In February 2021, the Youth Health Advisors released a survey to their peers statewide. This survey was designed to get feedback from young people on changes in their lives physically, socially, academically, and emotionally during the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Youth Health Advisor team is proud to release the report of these survey findings along with a video presentation. For more information or to contact the Youth Health Advisors, please email Rachel Zarcone at Rachel.Zarcone@dhhs.nc.gov. 

One Year of COVID-19: North Carolina Youth Peer Survey Findings:

Report 

Video Presentation (YouTube)