Press & Awards
The federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has recognized 18 local individuals and organizations, including the Mapping Our Voices for Equality Collaborative, a Creative Narrations project. "Local champions" were recognized for their tireless efforts to address health inequities and improve the community’s health, especially as it relates to obesity and tobacco prevention.
Read more about this recognition in the Tukwila Reporter.
Learn about Mapping Our Voices for Equality at our website.
In September of 2012, Prevention Speaks released a series of videos about Creative Narrations' and grassroot partners' innovativevapproach to using stories to promote health equity, Mapping Our Voices for Equality.
The first piece, Stories as Seeds of Change, features Jonathon Chen and the story he created to build support for the community garden he cultivates in Seattle.
In the second video, Stories as Community Resources, MOVE staff and storytellers provide an overview of the value of creating a digital story and insight into the process.
Co-Director Natasha Freidus has joined forces with other Seattle moms to offer workshops and consulting geared towards parents. Media Mamas builds on Creative Narrations' work to support parents in expressing the emotions of parenthood, and to advocate for family friendly policies. Check out their local review on Red-Tricycle. Tasha's newest Media Mamas story, The Arsenic and the Crab, is being used as a tool for outreach and education to implement family friendly safety policies. As a result, Media Mamas and the message of this story have been featured on the Safer States Coalition website, and on National Public Radio.