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Six words describing the SEED Symposium: Transformative thinking leading to impactful doing

The SEED Symposium provided a critical and exciting opportunity to synthesize progress in health equity research from a holistic perspective so that new insights are reached; engage all stakeholders - scientists, policymakers, artists, community activists - in dialogue, networking and partnerships; and elevate the work of health equity to the next level by visioning what we want to create in the future to eliminate disparities.

We captured some memorable moments through videos, graphic art recordings and pictures!

SEED Symposium: Experience the Power of Storytelling

The SEED Collection featured the work of the UMass Center for Health Equity Intervention Research (CHEIR). Established in 2012, CHEIR is a five-year project funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. The core of CHEIR's work is weaving together art, science and theory by using narrative-based interventions to produce powerful, behavior-changing stories told in patients' own voices to help others. There are four storytelling intervention projects currently funded under CHEIR.

SEED Storytelling Video from CHEIR/QHS on Vimeo.

Experiencing Change
One of the interactive booths during the SEED Collection was the Storytelling as an Intervention Tool. The purpose of the booth was to experience one component of developing a storytelling video. Participants were interviewed about a big or small transformation in their personal or professional life. The stories highlighted motivations, strategies/tools and lessons to transform the work of health equity researchers.

Experiencing Change from CHEIR/QHS on Vimeo.

Dr. Camara Jones's key SEED Talk!
Dr. Camara Jones, Research Director at National Center for Chronic Disease, Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) and President of the American Public Health Association launched the symposium with a dynamic key SEED Talk. She engaged the audience through storytelling and the use of allegories to depict how health disparities arise, the impact of racism, how privilege works and moving to action to address racism.

SEED Symposium - Day 1- Camara Jones from UMass Communication Technologies on Vimeo.
Graphic Art Recording of the SEED Symposium
Graphic Recorder, Greg Gersch, captured the essence of SEED talks and key ideas in discussions, then turned them into visually fun summaries. Enjoy!

Pictures, pictures and more pictures of the SEED Symposium!


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