Online Program

APHA GPH Film Festival - The Power of Soap Operas to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and Improve Reproductive Health

Monday, November 2, 2015: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Film Showing
In this very special session, the APHA Global Public Health Film Festival is excited to bring you the creators, actors, and evaluators behind the HIT show East Los High. The presentation will show clips from the 48 produced episodes illustrating how the program addressed such issues as pregnancy testing, HIV testing, emergency contraception, healthful diets, and other issues. One of the show's leading Actresses will discuss her role in education, outreach, and advocacy. A member of the research team will present the finding of the research among viewers and the evidence of behavioral impact determined through use of Google Analytics to measure numbers of viewers who linked from one of the show’s sites to such service providers as Planned Parenthood and Latina Reproductive Health Association. In its first month alone, 24,000 people linked from one of the show's sites to Planned Parenthood's website.
Session Objectives: Demonstrate the ability of entertainment media to improve reproductive health, obesity, and other social and health issues in adolescents.
Naomi Ranz-Schleifer, MPH, Chair, APHA Global Public Health Film Festival
Naomi Ranz-Schleifer, MPH, Chair, APHA Global Public Health Film Festival


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Organized by: APHA-Global Public Health Film Festival
Endorsed by: HIV/AIDS, International Health, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, School Health Education and Services, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)