Dr. Aline Gubrium, associate professor of community health education in the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences, has organized and will lead a daylong course at this fall’s American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting & Expo in New Orleans. Fellow community health education faculty Dr. Louis Graham, assistant professor, and Dr. Lisa Wexler, associate professor, will also conduct presentations for the course, along with Dr. Gubrium and Ms. Amy Hill, director of Silence Speaks at the Center for Digital Storytelling in Berkeley, CA. The course is titled “The Ethics and Practice of Digital Storytelling as a Community-Based Participatory Approach in Public Health.”
According to Dr. Gubrium, “This course will enable participants to understand the ethical issues of carrying out community-based participatory research that employs digital storytelling as a methodology, build skills for appropriately addressing the ethical concerns that may arise in the context of using this participatory visual and digital method, and understand the digital storytelling workshop process.”
The course is offered as one of APHA’s Learning Institutes, which are half or full-day courses that give attendees the opportunity to take part in interactive learning, while earning continuing education credits. It is scheduled for Saturday, November 15, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
To view detailed Learning Institute Course descriptions and fees go to www.apha.org/meetings/highlights/LearningInstitutes.