Youth Media for Building Healthy Communities

Community Health, Youth Voices


HHH_logosmIn California, where farm workers often live in towns where they can’t buy fresh fruits and vegetables, where more than 700,000 children don’t have health insurance, where 16% of children have asthma and where the leading causes of death for young men of color are preventable violent incidents, one sector is thriving: youth media.

This website features a range of media produced by community based organizations – funded by The California Endowment in the 14 communities targeted by its Building Health Communities initiative – where young people are creating platforms for communities to voice what they need in order to be healthier, safer places to grow up.

For more information, or to get involved, contact Albert Maldonado,

Click below to learn more about the partners in the YMBHC network.

2 comments on “About YMBHC

  1. Al Espindola
    April 18, 2011

    Nice to see the youth involved. Very nice video presentation, we here in East Salinas (Alisal) could learn from what your BHC group is doing. Keep up the great work.

  2. Jerri Allyn
    August 19, 2011

    Love this new media report. Looking forward to more!
    Jerri Allyn with Venice Arts

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