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Photovoice: A Snapshot Of Health



I What Is Photovoice?

II What Is The Process?

III What Are Some Lessons We've Learned

This article was written by Steve Shaffelburg ( and Hali Oliver ( of Toi Te Ora Public Health - A Service of the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (1143 Haupapa Street, P.O. Box 1858, Rotorua, New Zealand, Tel: 07 349 3520)

Youth Action as a Tool for Youth Health Promotion


A. Introduction

B. Youth Action and the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion

i. Develop Personal Skills

ii. Create Supportive Environments

iii. Strengthen Community Action

iv. Build Healthy Public Policy

C. Summary

D. References

Charlotte Lombardo is a health promotion student at the University of Toronto. She is the co-leader of TeenNet's Youth Action initiative, in which youth are given disposable cameras to document the strengths and weaknesses of their community, and identify strategies for action, using the Photovoice methodology. Since 1995 TeenNet has been researching how to use innovative tools to engage youth in health promotion.

Photovoice will be the topic of an upcoming OHPE bulletin

Building Bridges with the First Nations Community


This week's feature is based on the experiences of Tracy Prinzen, who spent two years working with First Nations Communities in British Columbia. She is now working as a public health nurse with the Durham Region Health Department, and on her Masters of Health Promotion at the University of Toronto. We would like to extend a special thank-you to Tracy for working on this piece despite her many other commitments.


A Lessons Learned

B Closing Thoughts

By Tracy Prinzen. Co-written with Jodi Thesenvitz.


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