Youth Advisory Council

Statewide Provider
Organization Name: Rhode Island Department of Health(RIDOH)
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3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-222-5887
Service Categories:
Wheelchair Access: yes

Youth and young adults (age 14-24) of all abilities that are interested in health and transition topics that impact their lives.

Meeting virtually at this time 

If interested, fill out a short interest survey and Romeo or Kathy will follow up with you.  link

Services Provided:

Youth Council at Rhode Island Department of Health since 2012 

We welcome new members!

  • Provide feedback on Health programs
  • Positive youth development
  • Learn about Transition to Adulthood key topics
  • Featured role in annual Dare to Dream student leadership conference
  • Paid leadership opportunities

Sponsored by the Rhode Island Department of Health, Office of Special Needs. 

Meeting both virtually and in-person.

Provider Profiles:

The Rhode Island Department of Health( RIDOH) Youth Advisory Council is a dynamic and inclusive group of young people and mentors that meets monthly from September-June. Nationally recognized as an Emerging Practice by the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP), members learn about public health topics and have the opportunity to provide feedback concerning RIDOH programs that impact youth.

The Council also serves as part of the planning committee for the statewide annual student leadership conference titled, Dare to Dream 2.0.

Meeting Dates

4:00-5:00 p.m. while meeting remotely

September 29, 2022

October 27, 2022

November 17, 2022

December 22, 2022

January 26, 2023

February 23, 2023

March 23, 2023

April 6, 2023

April 20, 2023

May 4, 2023

May 11, 2023

May 16, 2023

May 23, 2023


Meeting in-person and via Zoom

This is the perfect time to try the YAC out!


Text Romeo Perez, YAC chairperson, at 401-378-2337

Call Kathy Kuiper, YAC mentor, at 401-222-5887

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 9/20/2022