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Estoy Sano introduces PhotoVoice project

Katie Haas, Healthy Communities Coordinator, at 970-328-8855 or Katie.haas@eaglecounty.us.

May 6, 2015 — As part of Eagle County Public Health and Environment’s ongoing commitment to building healthy communities, 18 Spanish-speaking residents participated in an Estoy Sano PhotoVoice project. Photos and stories from the participants will be on display at the Avon Public Library and Gypsum Public Library during the month of May. Community members are invited to attend a reception from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 11 at Gypsum Public Library and from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 12 at Avon Public Library.

PhotoVoice projects enable community members to record and reflect their experiences, and their communities’ conditions through photography. “Participating in the PhotoVoice project was a positive and enjoyable experience,” said PhotoVoice participant Natalia Sisneros. “Through taking photos, I learned about my community and how small changes can make a big difference,” she said.

According to Healthy Communities Coordinator, Katie Haas, the Estoy Sano PhotoVoice project was initiated in an effort to engage Spanish-speaking community members in group discussions around neighborhood assets and challenges that affect healthy eating and active living. “Not only did the PhotoVoice project help us learn what Spanish-speaking residents value in their community, and where they see opportunity for improvement in the context of health, it also helped us form meaningful relationships with these community leaders. We appreciate the thoughtful contribution each participant made to the project,” said Haas.

Estoy Sano is a program of Eagle County Public Health and Environment, funded through a three-year grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Estoy Sano addresses gaps in chronic disease through community engagement, promoting nutrition and increasing access to healthy foods among the Spanish-speaking population in the Eagle River Valley. For more information, visit www.estoysano.com.