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Let's Discuss! Risk Communication and Storytelling

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Thank you to everyone who joined the seminar and especially to our two wonderful speakers on the R2R February cyber-seminar for their enlightening presentations about risk communication broadly and, specifically, how storytelling has been used in Alaska to help reach American Indian and Alaskan Native populations.  Both speakers provided insight into how we can better communicate with and education our populations, including those that are often underserved, in regard to health issues. Access the materials and resources that Melany presented at the Alaska Community Health Aide Program website.

Now it is your turn to share your experience and knowledge...ask a question of the speakers or your fellow R2R members, share your stories of risk communication, including storytelling, and and tools/resources you and/or organization/community might use in your cancer control planning and intervention efforts.  What lessons have you learned that others might benefit from? 

Join us in the discussion! 

If you would like to request a PDF copy of the slides from the seminar, please use the contact us link at the bottom of the page or email

If you missed the live seminar, the archive will be available approximately one week following the live session.  Watch and then come share your thoughts.


It was a great cyber-seminar

It was a great cyber-seminar - I always love hearing Melany Cueva present! 

To piggy-back on the topic, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has become a partner in Mapping Our Voices for Equality (MOVE). Over the coming months, we'll be working with community members in the Lower Yakima Valley of Washington State to create digital stories to promote changes related to healthy eating, active living, cancer screening and tobacco prevention.

You can go to to see over 100 different stories that have been created in a number of different languages as part of the MOVE project.  If you select "Yakima" for the county you will be able to see the first nine stories that  we have created.  We have our next cohort of community members scheduled for the next workshop to start in mid-April - stay tuned for more :)

Katherine, thanks so much for

Katherine, thanks so much for sharing the great work you all are doing out in Washington State.  This is another wonderful example of the use of storytelling to build on what Melany shared during the cyber-seminar.  I hope we can continue this conversation and hear from others about how they are using storytelling and other risk communication strategies in their communities so we can continue to learn from one another.  Good luck with your next workshop!