This grant supports the completion of a film on black women in medicine who are leaders in health and health care. Although disparities in both health care and the health care workforce have many explanations, including racism, one contributing factor is a lack of positive role models and the perpetuation of stereotypes in media, which have a direct effect on the way children perceive themselves and others. Injecting mainstream media with positive, self-affirming images and ideologies is particularly important for minority youths. Deliverables will include postproduction activities of the documentary film Present and Unaccounted For: Black Women in Medicine. The film production company, URU The Right to Be, has completed principal photography for the film, interviewed all participants, and captured most of the necessary B-roll. URU will reassemble, edit and adjust the film for color and sound to obtain a fine cut to continue the national education tour and to obtain broadcast with PBS affiliates. URU will also disseminate an educational toolkit; conduct pre- and post-surveys to measure knowledge assessment and demographic information and to solicit feedback on the film; and conduct resulting dialogue at all film screenings. In addition, online interaction on the URU website will enable individuals who view the film to post comments.
Amount Awarded $50,000.00
Awarded on: 1/24/2013
Time frame: 2/1/2013 - 1/31/2014
Grant Number: 70738