Picture this! Using Participatory Photo Mapping with Hispanic girls

Daisy Y. Morales-Campos, Deborah Parra-Medina, Laura A. Esparza

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Hispanic girls are burdened with high levels of obesity and are less active than the general adolescent population, highlighting the need for creative strategies developed with community input to improve physical activity behaviors. Involving girls, parents, and the community in the intervention planning process may improve uptake and maintenance of physical activity. The purpose of this article was to describe how we engaged adolescent girls as partners in community-based intervention planning research. We begin with an overview of the research project and then describe how we used Participatory Photo Mapping to engage girls in critical reflection and problems solving.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-54
Number of pages11
JournalFamily and Community Health
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 11 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Adolescent girls
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Empowerment
  • Participatory Photo Mapping
  • Physical activity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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