Alaskan Public Health Workers Learn Digital Storytelling
In collaboration with the Center for Native Digital Storytelling, Creative Narrations trained the staff from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium to create, teach and promote digital storytelling in their communities. After creating their own story, former participants had opportunities to work as Creative Narrations co-facilitators and coaches during a "Train-the-Trainer" series of workshops. They have since gone on to facilitate over ten trainings on their own throughout Alaska. The stories created by ANTHC are being used in community meetings and workshops to promote healthy lifestyles throughout Alaska and to raise awareness of the real public health issues facing Native families in this region. Check out an example of their work here.
Update: The Center for Alaskan Digital Storytelling has emerged over the past few years following initial capacity-building trainings. They now lead workshops for community members as a tool for health promotion. Take a look at their website!