We create multimedia communication tools that speak the voices of communities and inspire change for health equity.
- Foster partnerships between students and community organizations to create health and social justice documentary films
- Develop materials to effectively communicate about health equity issues
- Improve health literacy
Community Science Dialogues
Community-Science Dialogues are forums hosted by the Health Equity Institute that bring together researchers with policy makers, local government, community organization staff and other community stakeholders to discuss cutting edge issues at the nexus of science and practice. Click here for More »
Latest Documentary Films
Documentary for Health & Social Justice is a filmmaking class offered by the Health Equity Institute and Cinema department at SF State University. This past Fall, four interdisciplinary student teams created the following films on a range of topics:
- BEHIND THE SCENES is a short documentary about the importance of socialization for autistic children and teens and the positive impact it can have in their lives.
- DREAMERS reveals the struggles and triumphs of undocumented immigrants college students trying to get a higher education in the United States.
- THE PRICE OF OIL is a fifteen minute documentary about the city of Richmond, CA who with an oil refinery in their backyard, are taking a leadership role in order to advance environmental justice in their community.
- RELEASE: SELF-CARE FOR TRAUMA WORKERS tells the stories of how trauma workers maintain and find balance and healing in their own lives.