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Photovoice

Photovoice is a technique that enables community residents of all ages and languages to share information about their communities through pictures. It serves as a grassroots approach to photography and social action. Photovoice offers project participants an opportunity to define for themselves and others what is valuable and worth preserving, and what needs to be changed. Photovoice accomplishes the following objectives:

  1. Engages community residents to document their community's strengths and problems
  2. Promotes dialogue about important community health issues through facilitated group discussion about photographs
  3. Provides qualitative data to LHDs for program planning, needs assessment and evaluation
  4. Engages community residents in partnerships with their LHD
  5. Advocates for community health issues with local policy-makers to influence and change policy
  6. Educates the broader community about local health issues

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