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New Routes' Immigrant Project 'Egal Shidad' Aims to Solve Somali Mental Health Problems through New Media
Date:3/31/2009

Radio and WRFG, community radio station.

Boston, MA - Twa Zanmi (Three Friends). This project is creating telenovelas to help Haitian immigrants recognize and respond to symptoms of stress, depression and anxiety. Partners are the Haitian American Public Health Initiatives, Haitian Media Network and the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Chicago, IL - Salud: Healing through the Arts. Young people are producing radio programming and live theater events focused on helping Latin American youth make better health decisions. Partners are Latinos Progresando, the National Museum of Mexican Art and WRTE, Radio Arte.

Los Angeles, CA - Navigating Health Care in the U.S. for Chinese American Seniors. This project is developing television news features and instructional DVDs to help Chinese American seniors overcome cultural, language and navigational barriers and communicate more effectively with their adult children caretakers and health care providers. Partners are the Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research and Training; Chinatown Service Center and KSCI TV/LA 18.

Oakland, CA - Abriendo las Cajas (Opening Boxes) - This project has created media aimed at intimate partner (domestic) violence within the Latin American immigrant population in the Fruitvale neighborhood. Partners are La Clinica de la Raza, Bay Area Video Coalition and ZeroDivide.

Philadelphia, PA - Our Stories, Our Health. This project features immigrant Laotian and Vietnamese immigrants telling their stories on digital video created by Southeast Asian elders. It is intended to encourage discussion on health disparities and communication barriers faced by immigrants, with a focus on the problem of high blood pressure. Partners are the Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition (SEAMAAC), University of Pennsylvania, WHYY public broadcasting, Thomas Jefferson University and Temple University.

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