Evaluation Of Photovoice Among Youth To Address Tobacco In A Baltimore City Community
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ProgramDoctor of Public Health
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Photovoice is a process that allows community members to take photographs and create compelling narratives in an effort to improve health outcomes. This type of community based participatory research has become more common in an effort to include diverse and underserved populations. The study aims to cultivate capacity and enhance leadership by training Baltimore City youth to become photographers and storytellers through the application of the SHOWeD method. The research methods employed were qualitative and quantitative assessments. Participants were randomized into either photovoice (n=12) or comparison group (n=14). Both groups attended a summer program that lasted for seven weeks. Leadership characteristics were measured before and after the summer program. The student population (n=177) were surveyed about their attitudes, behavior, knowledge, beliefs, and skills. Photovoice participants did not show robust increased skills in leadership; data shows a significant increase in some of the knowledge of tobacco, awareness, and healthy attitudes domains.