Michael Schwab



Sharing Power: Participatory Public Health Research with California Teens

Michael Schwab describes the work of young people in four pilot projects conducted as part of the planning project. Young people from Richmond, Oakland, and Los Angeles developed strategies to address issues that they selected–for example, violence in their community, a lack of recreation centers, and local water pollution. With help from adult “coordinators,” they explored their own identities in relation to their issues, created media representations of their findings, and developed strategies for advocacy and change. The implications of this kind of work for public health are discussed.

Asian American activists, California, community organizing, community participation, environmental clean-ups, Latina-Latino youth, public health, research, urban ecology, youth programs and projects

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 24, No. 3 (1997): 11-32