Vision voice: An exploration of diabetes and vision loss in New York City's most affected neighborhoods
Participants, all of whom have pre-diabetes/diabetes and varying degrees of vision impairment, took part in a photovoice project, a process intended to empower participants to identify, represent, and enhance their community through a specific photographic technique. A sub-set of these participants went on to take part in the documentary video, which depicts how diabetes and vision loss affects their daily lives. Participants provided their ideas on structure and content for the video, with regular meetings during the filming and editing process with the project team.
Learning Areas:Chronic disease management and prevention
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Describe ways that diabetes and vision impairment impact the daily lives of people with these conditions. Explain how the “Vision Voice” documentary can be used to raise awareness about diabetes and vision loss among patients and health care providers and to advocate for related community health issues and needs.
Keyword(s): Community Collaboration, Diabetes
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Brett Ives is a nurse practitioner and certified diabetes educator with the Mount Sinai Diabetes Center and she has worked with the Communities IMPACT Diabetes Center over the course of two years, helping to lead IMPACT's vision health initiatives, including development of a Vision Health Tool Kit, photovoice project focused on diabetes and vision loss and the present Vision Voice documentary.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.