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Introduction to Digital Storytelling in Public Health Webinars

Public Workshops

Introduction to Digital Storytelling in Public Health Webinars

Emily Paulos

Workshop Details
Level Introductory
Prerequisite None
Length 1 hour
Time 10am Pacific Standard Time/1pm Eastern Standard Time
Location Online
Capacity 100
Tuition Free

Storytelling can be a valuable tool for public health researchers and practitioners. Our StoryWork methods support local community members in sharing first-person narratives and turning them into videos that can be used for training, community mobilization, advocacy, and more. These free, one-hour webinars offer participants a broad introduction to our work in public health, and an understanding of how our public health partnerships work.

These webinars include:

  • Session 1 - The Role of Narrative in Public Health
  • Session 2 - Who's Watching? Sharing Public Health Digital Stories for Maximum Impact
  • Session 3 - Storytelling, Participatory Media, and International Public Health and Human Rights

Please contact us if you’re interested in exploring how we can offer a customized public health webinar for your organization.


Session 1 - The Role of Narrative in Public Health

Storytelling can be a powerful, multi-dimensional tool for community-based public health program enhancement, strategic communication, and advocacy.

For the past 20 years, StoryCenter has been supporting researchers, educators, social justice organizers, and advocates in understanding how first person narrative and participatory digital media production can advance a broad range of public health goals. Please join us for this overview of our core methods and an exploration of how narrative can enhance your public health efforts.


Session 2 - Who’s Watching? Sharing Public Health Digital Stories for Maximum Impact

In this era of media overload, personal stories that are honest and emotionally compelling can make significant contributions to public health education and advocacy.

Since the late 1990s, StoryCenter has been collaborating with public health practitioners, researchers, and grassroots organizers on the development of unique, community- and technology-based methods for getting stories out into the world. This webinar offers an introduction to current thinking on strategies and platforms for distributing first-person media narratives of health and justice.


Session 3 - Storytelling, Participatory Media, and International Public Health and Human Rights

For the past ten years, StoryCenter’s Silence Speaks initiative has led the way in adapting our methods to support international public health and human rights promotion. This webinar offers an overview of the theory behind this work, a glimpse of current projects, and an introduction to the myriad ethical considerations that practitioners and advocates must address in designing impactful storytelling and participatory media efforts around the world.


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