Online Program

APHA GPH Film Festival - Storytelling and Community Participatory Approaches

Wednesday, November 4, 2015: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Film Showing
Community participation in media development, implementation and evaluation is an important strategy to further harness the power of storytelling and to feature community-based perspectives on health and social issues. Given the increasing competition for attention within visual media outlets, social media, and other communication channel and venues, this strategy may encourage behavioral, social and organizational change by highlighting community needs and preferences, empowering community members and participants organizations to become part of the social and health discourse, build capacity on media development and distribution, and provide unique and often undocumented perspectives on specific health and social issues, so that they could be incorporate in policy, research and practice.. This sessions features different international and U.S. media that either were developed with the participation and work of community members, youth or other key stakeholders and/or aim to increase the prominence of community voices on health and social issues by featuring their perspectives and experiences. Several of the media in this session were also used to complement larger community or social mobilization efforts.
Session Objectives: Discuss the importance of encouraging community participation in media development and broader public health initiatives. Demonstrate the importance of storytelling in conveying experiences and bringing understanding to critical issues.
Renata Schiavo, PhD, MA and Naomi Ranz-Schleifer, MPH, Chair, APHA Global Public Health Film Festival
Renata Schiavo, PhD, MA

Our Right to Healthcare    FilmClosedCaptioned
Nick Lunch, Director
Poder!    FilmClosedCaptioned
Lisa Russell, MPH
In the Shadow of Ebola    FilmClosedCaptioned
Gregg Mitman, PhD
Water Trust    FilmClosedCaptioned
Umang Bhattacharyya, videographer/film-maker
Where is the Water in White Bear Lake?   
Amy Okaya, M.P.H., M.B.A.
African American Breastfeeding Project   
Elizabeth Bayne, MPH, MFA
RWJF 2015 TED Equity Film Series   
Robin Honan and Jessica Mark, MPH, CPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: APHA-Global Public Health Film Festival
Endorsed by: International Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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