See the Spanish-language version of the above video here.
By the College of Nursing
 
 
SPOKANE – Registered nurse Julie Postma has a long history of working in rural and migrant community healthcare in Washington. But it wasn’t until she came face to face with the extreme housing conditions among Quincy farm workers that she sought to help them advocate for change.
 
With funding from a WSU Spokane faculty seed grant, the assistant professor of nursing collaborated on a PhotoVoice project.
 
PhotoVoice’s mission is to bring about positive social change for marginalized communities through photographic and digital storytelling training so they can advocate for themselves.
Health promoters from Quincy were given cameras to document local perceptions of environmental health and housing issues.
 
Postma, who teaches community health nursing in the College of Nursing undergraduate program, teamed with the Quincy Community Health Center and WSU Pullman assistant professor of communication Jeff Peterson.
 
Postma’s research interests include the intersection of occupational and environmental health and environmental justice in rural communities; community-based participatory research; and intervention studies around environmental health promotion.
 
Peterson’s research interests include intercultural/development communication and health communication.