April 18 2017

Youth Today – Teen Girls’ Photos Raise Awareness of Health Disparities

Girls from Las Fotos Project attend the Women’s March in downtown Los Angeles on Jan. 21, 2017.
Photo courtesy of Las Fotos Project.
…While research shows low-income communities of color are more likely to face health disparities — differences in health closely linked with social, economic and environmental disadvantages — it’s not always easy to make residents aware of how to reduce them. Yet, teens in Las Fotos Project have learned to use photography as a tool for community advocacy and cultural documentation, providing a model for how residents themselves can help promote health in their own communities…

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