Grantmakers in Aging Annual Conference: featuring Anna M. Adachi-Mejia and Kelly Laflamme
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 9:00 am to noon
Title: Using Photovoice as a Tool to Engage Communities of Color and of Language Minorities for Healthy Aging
The Dartmouth Institute Research In Progress Talk: Anna M. Adachi-Mejia, PhD
Friday, February 9, 2018 | 12:00 PM 1:15 PM
Title: Photovoice as a method to engage older adults of color and of language minorities in New Hampshire
Location: WTRB Room 571 E & W; 1 Medical Center Dr., Lebanon, NH
For this presentation, Dr. Anna M. Adachi-Mejia will describe her grant funded by the Endowment for Health that applies a technique called “photovoice.” The photovoice process inverts the traditional research approach by putting the focus of empowerment on the participants themselves. Participants take pictures, describe in their own words what they photographed and why, and use that information to facilitate improvements in the community. For this study, she asked participants living in southern New Hampshire to think about their experience of aging in New Hampshire, including what was going well for them and what they wanted help with from others. In this presentation, she will describe the extensive academic and community partnerships and the process involved in activating this type of community-engaged research.
NH Alliance for Healthy Aging (AHA) Quarterly Meeting
Thursday, December 14, 2017 | 9:00 AM 12:00 PM | NH Audubon McLane Center (map)
Anna Adachi-Mejia, PhD from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth will be presenting: Photovoice as a Method to Engage Older Adults of Color and of Language Minorities in New Hampshire. Dr. Adachi-Mejia will share the results of her photovoice study designed to inform diversity, inclusion, and equity in older adult health initiatives. In the study, “Photovoice: Using Photography and Words to tell Stories of Aging in New Hampshire,” older adult participants living in southern New Hampshire describe their point of view with their own photos and words.
Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging Summit - Driving Community Home
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 9:00 AM 4:30 PM | Holiday Inn by the Bay (map)
The Driving Community Home Summit is designed specifically for community and municipal leaders, service and health providers, advocates and researchers who are engaged (or plan to be) in the “aging in community” movement in Northern New England. The Summit will give you tools, ideas and models you can bring back to implement in your community. It will address important topics like housing and transportation across the region and will offer many opportunities for cross-community conversation, learning and networking. At this Summit, Dr. Anna M. Adachi-Mejia will describe her photovoice project: Aging in New Hampshire: Using photovoice to engage the perspectives of communities of color and of language minorities. This project is funded by the Endowment for Health.
Team Up, Take Action: Partnering for Health Equity
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | Hanover Inn
Photovoice as a Method to Engage Older Adults of Color and of Language Minorities in New Hampshire
We will share the results of our photovoice study designed to inform diversity, inclusion, and equity in older adult health initiatives. In our study, “Photovoice: Using Photography and Words to tell Stories of Aging in New Hampshire,” older adult participants living in southern New Hampshire describe their point of view with their own photos and words. We have engaged in multiple key partnerships across a wide range of organizations involved in aging, equity, community-based participatory research, and community building with a shared goal of promoting the health, independence, and dignity of older adults.