Online Program

Community participatory research with deaf sign language users to identify health inequities

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Steven Barnett, MD, Rochester Prevention Research Center: National Center for Deaf Health Research, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Nancy Chin, PhD, MPH, Public Health Sciences, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Kimberly Kelstone, CI, CT, National Center for Deaf Health Research, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY
Jeret Hackbarth, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
This film is an adaptation, presented in American Sign Language (ASL) with English captions, of a peer-reviewed written English public health journal article. The article reports findings from community participatory research using an ASL accessible health survey, and analyses that compare the ASL survey findings with those from the local telephone health survey. The film conveys in ASL the main points of the written English article. In addition to language translation (from English to ASL), the film team, comprised of deaf and hearing members, made the article content accessible by presenting the information in a culturally congruent way, with dialog between deaf characters in the context of a story that feels relevant to the viewer. This approach can be used to reach deaf audiences with other public health messages. A similar approach can be used with other populations. The film production was a collaborative effort of members of the Deaf community and research team. There is no voice track or other audio.

Learning Areas:

Diversity and culture
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
List a deaf community strength and three health inequities; Describe an accessible public health video;

Keyword(s): Deaf, Community Participation

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a family physician researcher with a focus on health promotion, healthcare and health research with deaf sign language users, their families and communities. I am one of the authors of the English language peer-reviewed journal article on which the film is based.
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.