08/30/17 – Immigrant Visions & Voices: A Photovoice Exploration of Health in Chile

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In the last three decades, Chile has witnessed a considerable influx of immigrants, the majority from other Latin American countries. These individuals may experience a particular vulnerability and unique set of social determinants that affect their health and well-being, thus creating a need for research in this area.

Through collaboration with the Center for Health Equity in the Americas at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, University of Chile School of Public Health and Municipality of Recoleta, a research team including Justin Trop, Keck School medical student, and Mellissa Withers, assistant professor of Population and Public Health Sciences, carried out a community-based study using photovoice, a participatory research method through which members of the community—in this case, immigrants of Recoleta, Santiago—reflected and represented their lived experiences related to health and well-being through photography and narrative. Justin and Professor Withers gave a presentation of the study, and shared the photos and narratives in an exposition. For any questions, please contact Justin Trop at trop@usc.edu or Mellissa Withers at mwithers@usc.edu.

This seminar was hosted Aug. 30, 2017, by the USC Immigrant Health Initiative in collaboration with the USC Center for Health Equity in the Americas and USC Institute for Global Health.

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