New Routes is Making Media
Amazing things are happening across the country. And they can be seen in the stories of newcomers to the United States. New Routes to Community Health is a new approach for improving the health of immigrants through immigrant-created media. Eight diverse immigrant-led collaborations across the United States have received three-year grants from New Routes to create locally-focused media and activities that improve the health of immigrants.
New Routes to Community Health is grounded in the belief that everyone in society benefits when immigrants get help to live healthy, productive lives. Integrating immigrants into work and social life is key to building healthy communities. Through New Routes, immigrants also are building partnerships within the larger community, giving voice to their needs and enhancing their leadership and communication skills. At the same time they are communicating information to their peers about living healthful lives.
Topics: Building Community, Community Health, Community Media, Ethnic Media, Health Care, Health Care Access, Immigrant Integration, Immigrants, Immigration, Language, Media production, Mental health, Refugees, Technology, Youth
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This report (PDF 3.8MB) offers guidance for community organizations and those who fund social change in how best to harness the power of local media-making for community health improvement. Spanish-language version is now available. Una versión en español de este informe esta en la web.