HPDP researchers Eugenia Eng and Alexandra Lightfoot and community partner Florence Siman are working with an interdisciplinary team at UNC on the Envisioning Health project. Envisioning Health is led by Mimi Chapman (UNC School of Social Work) and is focused on investigating whether art can help to enhance the health care of Latino/Latina adolescents. The team is working with photojournalist Janet Jarman, whose work with the project was recently featured in a New York Times photoblog.
Eng, Lightfoot and Siman will add a youth perspective to the project using the participatory research method of Photovoice with Latino adolescents to enable them to document their experiences with health care and providers. The youth will share their Photovoice findings with pediatric residents in a community forum as a way to help build understanding about Latino/Latina adolescents, the experience of migration, and health care barriers they face.