Online Program

WATER in la chiripa

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Paula Stigler, MSPH, PhD Candidate, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Ángel Granados, MA, MFA Candidate, Department of Film, Television and Digital Media, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
The Water in La Chiripa is a short documentary about a rainwater capture engineering project in rural El Salvador. The story stresses the importance of the role of public health in guiding engineering solutions to real-world sustainability problems. Ultimately, the film promotes sustainability in rural communities, community involvement, and the need for public health in the planning and implementation of clean water projects.

Learning Areas:

Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Environmental health sciences
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Other professions or practice related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Identify important public health concepts when planning water infrastructure projects. Design sustainable water projects for rural communities. Asses how public health plays a role in the planning and implementation of humanitarian projects.

Keyword(s): Water Quality, Sustainability

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have over 10 years experience creating issues-based media that engages audiences through the power of storytelling. This film was produced with the guidance of public health professionals with the aim of reminding general audiences about the importance of public health in humanitarian projects.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.