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
Anna M. Adachi-Mejia, PhD is the Co-PI of Dartmouth’s Prevention Research Center, the Health Promotion Research Center at Dartmouth (HPRCD). She is an Associate Professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, a faculty Fellow with the Center for Program Design and Evaluation (CPDE), and a program member of the Cancer Control Research Program at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. Dr. Adachi-Mejia teaches at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, supervises multiple research teams, and collaborates with partners in academic, community, and non-profit organizations across the country. Adachi-Mejia's research leverages her multidisciplinary training and collaborations to apply novel strategies to measure both human behavior and health outcomes. For this presentation, Dr. 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 from the Bhutanese, Hispanic/Latino, and Black/African American communities 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 from Bhutanese, Hispanic, and African American communities 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.
The voices of elders of color from New Hampshire will be highlighted by Dr. Anna Adachi-Mejia, HPRCD Co-PI, who has received Endowment for Health funding to undertake a photovoice project: Aging in New Hampshire: Using photovoice to engage the perspectives of communities of color and of language minorities.
Check out the detailed agenda here.
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 from Bhutanese, Hispanic, and African American communities 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.