We asked members of our Youth Community Advisory Board (YCAB) to participate in a yearlong research project using a community-participatory research method called Photovoice to shed light on their perceived barriers and facilitators to accessing sexual and reproductive health services and education. This Photovoice project allowed members of our YCAB to have a direct role in their wellbeing and helped to cultivate leadership in participating youth as advocates to have a tangible and far-reaching impact on their communities.
Above is a picture of our final Photovoice Gallery, at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in June 2022.
Youth participants analyzed the photos together through a technique called Group Level Assessment. They generated ideas around similar themes in each other's photos, asked questions, and identified solutions to issues they recognized.