The Family Leadership Training Institute (FLTI) is a program that can respond to data documenting the health of the nation. Participants engage in individual civic projects that align with social determinants of health and seek to ameliorate health inequities. They also discover and/or increase their civic engagement skills to more effectively take part in policy and implementation discussions and decisions. With roots in Colorado, FLTI continues to expand into rural and urban communities throughout the state. The curriculum has been translated into Spanish, and a two-generation pilot implementation has indicated promise for including youths in a parallel program. Documentation regarding program effectiveness suggests that others in Extension may benefit interested communities by assisting them in replicating FLTI.
Carroll, J. B., Christensen, K., MacPhee, D., & Schmitt, P. (2018). Bringing Family Voice to Determinants of Health. Journal of Extension, 56(3), Article 17. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol56/iss3/17