What If A Picture Were Worth More Than 1000 Words?
About the seminar
Thinking about “needs assessments” might bring to mind exhaustive lists of data points documenting all the challenges and problems facing an organization or community. What if pictures made community health assessments worth more than 1000 words?
In this seminar, Dr. Margaret McGladrey, a sociologist and new faculty with the IPH Center, will share how the Clark County Health Department in rural Winchester, Kentucky, partnered with her and her students to integrate Photovoice into their fall 2022 community health assessment process. Photovoice is a participatory health research method that engages community partners to photograph areas of strength and concern related to a health issue and then critically analyze in focus-group discussion how and why the health concern persists in their community toward the goal of co-identifying opportunities for change and health improvement.
Margaret McGladrey, Ph.D., is a Research Assistant Professor in the Center for Innovation in Population Health at the University of Kentucky (UK) and serves as the faculty co-lead of the Criminal Legal System team and Photovoice site lead for the HEALing Communities Study-Kentucky. She specializes in participatory health research and community engagement processes supporting interdisciplinary team science conducted in partnership with a wide variety of public and private agencies, such as K-12 schools, nonprofit organizations, child welfare agencies, local public health departments, cooperative extension, county and regional jails, probation and parole offices, treatment courts, pretrial services, and recovery community organizations