The Media Center at the Native American Health Center (NAHC) was established in January 2011 in NAHC’s behavioral health department, Community Wellness, to support the mission statement of NAHC:
Native American Health Center’s mission is to provide comprehensive services to improve the health and well-being of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and residents of the surrounding communities, with respect for cultural and linguistic differences.
The Media Center supports and is apart of this mission through developing community based original flyers, posters, postcards, songs, short films, promotions, and marketing campaigns that are culturally relevant and reflect the complexities and interweaving’s of an urban experience through the use of traditional and urban imagery, with an emphasis on community input and representation.
NAHC Media has a major part in the design and creation of materials that reflect the complex and dynamic aspects of our communities. We create engaging, strength based, vibrant, and culturally relevant media by engaging our communities and patients. Media campaigns reflect our commitment to representing all our clients and community partners, while speaking to and holding our AI/AN members at the center.
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The Native American Health Center's Media Center began facilitating Digital Storytelling Workshops in May of 2011 after being trained by the Center for Digital Storytelling (CDS) in Berkeley, CA. NAHC has adopted the techniques used in CDS’s storytelling model and applied Native ceremony, tradition, and holistic approaches to the process to make Digital Storytelling culturally relevant and competent to our community. NAHC uses Digital Storytelling to connect generations through technology, enhance and support healing benefits of story sharing, encourage digital mentors, and build technology skills in our community. The stories created are made available to the community locally and nationally through Facebook and YouTube, screenings, and conference presentations. The Media Team at NAHC has facilitated 18 workshops and over 130 stories*.
Check out stories created in NAHC Digital Storytelling Workshops by clicking the icon below:
To find out more about how to participate in a workshop yourself, or to bring a workshop to your organization, contact Parke Ballantine at: email@example.com.
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*As of September 1, 2013