This paper seeks to understand the intersection of media and health literacy training as a catalyst for self-efficacy and agency among urban youth. It asks whether youth who are provided with health education and media literacy training can be empowered to create health messages that are accessible to their peers.
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Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Among Urban Youth: The Intersection of Health Communication, Media Literacy and Digital Health Vignettes
Youth Voices for Change: Building Political Efficacy and Civic Engagement through Digital Media Literacy
This paper analyzes a project of a New York City-based nonprofit organization, the Educational Video Center (EVC, www.evc.org), which works to put John Dewey’s conceptual framework of “democracy as a way of life” into practice.
While health education is required within U.S. schools, an integrated or holistic approach is absent. This article looks at three case studies of health education through the lens of media literacy. The discussion focuses on various factors that comprise educational ecologies of health literacy.
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