Open-access paper: Photovoice and patient-centered outcomes research

Laura Lorenz is a co-author of “Use of Photovoice to engage stakeholders in planning for patient-centered outcomes research,” published in Research Involvement and Engagement. Photovoice achieved its intended effects of increasing awareness of all stakeholders about the burden of anxiety in patients’ lives and the imperative of improving emergency department care for anxiety. Read this paper: 

https://researchinvolvement.biomed
central.com/articles/10.1186/s40900-019-0166-y

 

 

Indiana University: CTSI Trailblazer Award

Laura is providing training and guidance on Photovoice ethics, planning, facilitation, and dissemination for an Indiana  Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Trailblazer Award. The Indiana CTSI is a partnership of Indiana University, Purdue University, and the University of Notre Dame. The project is investigating factors affecting health and access to social services among people with mental illness and their caregivers who are members of support groups sponsored by the Indianapolis affiliate of the National Association for Mental Illness (NAMI). Find out ore about the Indiana CTSI here: https://kb.iu.edu/d/bafv
 

 

  
Using Photovoice in evaluation practice

Stephanie Lloyd recently facilitated a ‘Think Tank’ session “Using Photovoice in Evaluation Practice”, focused on “Paths to the Future of Evaluation: Contribution, Leadership, and Renewal,” and hosted in Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 16th. During the session, Stephanie provided a brief overview of recent experience and projects using Photovoice in evaluation, and participants discussed possibilities for using Photovoice in their evaluation practice. Read the abstract here: https://www.evaluationconference.org/e/in/eid=37&s=8864&req=info
 


 

A policy analysis of access to post-acute rehabilitation... (Poster)

Laura Lorenz, PhD, MEd presented a poster “A policy analysis of access to post-acute rehabilitation services for people with acquired brain injury in Massachusetts and beyond” at ABI2020 “Best practices in brain injury medicine and rehabilitation: Improving outcomes through interdisciplinary collaboration” in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 27th. The poster provided an analysis of 8 studies exploring cost-effectiveness of access to rehabilitation services after a serious brain injury. Average savings in 5 countries was $1.67 Million per person. Get a pdf of the poster here 433-Kilobytes

 

 

A policy analysis of access to post-acute rehabilitation... (Oral Presentation)

Laura Lorenz, PhD, MEd did an oral presentation “A policy analysis of access to post-acute rehabilitation services for people with acquired brain injury” at the 2020 Global Health & Innovations Conference in New Haven, CT April 3rd, which was changed to a “virtual” conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Presentation content was drawn from the Massachusetts Health Policy Forum, Issue Brief No. 50 – available for download at: https://heller.brandeis.edu/mass-health-policy-forum/categories/mental-health-substance-abuse/pdfs/post-acute-care/post-acute-severe-brain-injury-brief-final-nov_-2019.pdf
 

 

 
Participatory Visual Methods in Health: Engage, Empower & Educate

Laura Lorenz, PhD, MEd recorded an Innovations Presentation “Participatory visual methods in health: Engage, Empower & Educate” for the 2020 Global Health & Innovations Conference in New Haven, CT April 3rd. In this presentation Laura describes her path to Photovoice; reviews participatory visual methods (Photovoice and photo interview), their processes and benefits, and the ways they engage, empower and educate; and describes the work of PhotovoiceWorldwide. Access a video of her presentation here


 

Participatory visual methods and empowerment

Laura did an oral presentation on “Participatory visual methods and empowerment” at The Qualitative Report 11th Annual Conference Contemporary Qualitative Research, at Nova Southeastern University (NSU), Davie, Florida, January 15th. This presentation provided a model for interpreting Photovoice participant photos and text generated through processes that (1) engage research participants as partners in the research endeavor and (2) employ a theoretical framework to understand participants’ data (photos) and contextualizing (text) in a broader context of psychological empowerment. Read the abstract here:  https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqrc/eleventh/day1/7/

 

 

Approaches to visual data analysis using an empowerment lens

Laura facilitated a workshop “Approaches to visual data analysis using an empowerment lens” at The Qualitative Report 11th Annual Conference Contemporary Qualitative Research, at Nova Southeastern University (NSU), Davie, Florida, January 15th. Participants worked together to identify themes in groups of photos and text provided, and gained practice using arts-based methods to identify salient topics for discussion and thematic analysis, and use theory to frame analysis or translation of findings. Read the abstract here:  https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqrc/eleventh/day1/28/
 

 
 

Photovoice for Evaluation


New course coming!  In September 2020, PhotovoiceWorldwide will offer a new online course on Photovoice for Evaluation, facilitated by Stephanie Lloyd, Evaluator and Educator at PhotovoiceWorldwide LLC. Check back for course dates!
 

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'Talking with Pictures': Photovoice

April, May, June, and July,  2020 course dates to be announced soon! This online professional development course provides hands-on experience with adapting Photovoice to clinical care, programming, evaluation, and research. Upon completion, participants will have the knowledge, skills and tools to implement their Photovoice Plan. Contact hours (CEs) available for four clinical disciplines.
 

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Thank you to the people who have participated in our 2019 trainings - 119 clinicians, researchers, non-profit staff, photographers, and students from 14 countries, and 28 US states.

 

 


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