What are the opportunities of managing chronic conditions in the adolescent period?

Developing approaches to health promotion and chronic disease prevention in youth and young adults will yield considerable health benefits with additional effects on the next generation. Focusing on this age period is important for addressing disparities in health. The earlier disparities are addressed the better the chances of reducing or eliminating disparities. Studies in this area generate new knowledge about how various factors intersect to promote health and cause disease. Read More


The Bigger Picture is a collaboration between Youth Speaks, and the University of California, San Francisco Center for Vulnerable Populations designed to combat the rising epidemic of Type 2 Diabetes by empowering youth to change the conversation about the disease, and work to change the social and environmental factors that have led to its spread. Watch this video to learn about the Bigger Picture's accomplishments since the project's launch in 2010, including over twenty short films produced to combat type 2 diabetes throughout the state of California and beyond. Featuring interviews with Dean Schillinger, James Kass, Sarah Fine, Hodari Davis, Jamie DeWolf and José Vadi.

About Charm

The Center for Health And Risk in Minority youth and adults (CHARM) is an NIH/National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) funded comprehensive center of excellence for addressing disparities and chronic disease prevention in minority youth and young adults.



Sarah Fine, Project Director of The Bigger Picture Campaign and her counterpart, Hodari Davis at Youth Speaks will be awarded the Excellence in Partnership Award at the UCSF Community Partnerships Celebration on October 23 from 5 – 8 pm at San Francisco County Fair Building, 1199 9th Ave, SF, CA 94122.

Congratulations to Sarah and Hodari for their contribution to The Bigger Picture Campaign!

CHARM is funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

Grant number P60MD006902