3140.0: Monday, November 13, 2000: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

Photovoice: A grassroots tool for communication and policy advocacy

Photovoice is a new approach to health communication that entails providing people and communities with cameras so that they can take photographs, tell stories, and reach policy makers. The concept and methodology are underpinned by principles set forth in the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion, and by theoretical approaches to education for critical consciousness, feminist theory, and a community-based twist to documentary photography. This session features best practices, outcomes, and limitations of three photovoice projects conducted in Chiang Mai, Thailand; Flint, Michigan; and the San Francisco Bay area. Taken together, they illustrate how public health professionals and community people can use photovoice as a tool to document health disparities; analyze causes; and influence policy makers and community leaders to change existing norms of institutionalized discrimination and to improve programs and policies
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Presider(s):Caroline C. Wang, DrPH, MPH
2:30 PMPhotovoice: A Grassroots Tool for Communications and Policy Advocacy (proposed SESSION #2386)
Caroline C. Wang, DrPH, MPH
2:50 PMUsing photovoice to conduct a participatory needs assessment among residents in Klong Ngun, Thailand
Madeline C. Fraser
3:10 PMBridging the Gap Between People and Policies: Flint Photovoice as a Communications and Advocacy Tool
Caroline C. Wang, DrPH, MPH, Susan Morrel-Samuels, MA, MPH, Lee Bell, Pete Hutchison, Lisa S. Powers
3:30 PMPhotovoice as a strategy for school dropout and teen pregnancy prevention among Hispanic, urban youth
Gerald W. Davoli, PhD, MPH, CHES, Victoria Castellone
Sponsor:Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Cosponsors:Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of APHA; Black Caucus of Health Workers; Social Work; Women's Caucus

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA