At yesterday’s A Healthy America event, I met Yanique Redwood, President & CEO of the Consumer Health Foundation. In researching more about her work, I found that she uses a qualitative research method called PhotoVoice, described as “participatory photography for social change.”
Check out some of the projects enabled by PhotoVoice:
- The Dirty Truth Campaign in Atlanta, GA
- TB Voices in Washington state
- PATH: Telling the story of tuberculosis and HIV in Tanzania
I realized that my own bias is toward storytelling in data and words, but that is a limitation I should not visit on the communities I hope to serve as a researcher. Once again I’m humbled by a chance encounter at a meeting and the exchange of business cards. How much we all have to learn from each other, if we can only connect!