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An Ounce of Prevention

An Ounce of Prevention Videos

Friday, April 6, 2012 | Permalink

Southeast Asian Community Health Navigators

When it comes to health care access, language and cultural differences can present significant challenges for members of the Hmong, Mien and Cambodian communities. Health navigators from Sacramento's Southeast Asian Assistance Center work to connect members of these communities with services they need while also helping them achieve their own personal goals of health and wellness.


A New Start for Michiko

Michiko Bell was in the wrong place at the wrong time when she got shot. Now she's making changes with help from the Sacramento Violence Intervention Program (SVIP). Michiko says she's "trying to get it right" and that she wants to be a better role model for her three younger sisters.


Giving Rural Teens a Brighter Future

The Hill Country Health and Wellness Center offers a variety of services for the adult residents of impoverished rural Shasta County. Several years ago, the Center recognized that younger residents needed attention too. So the Center created a teen center to help guide young people to a future filled with possibilities.


A Short Trip and a Long Journey Toward Eradicating TB

This video documents the efforts of Alicia Vera as she transports TB sputum samples from the Tijuana clinic of Dr. Rafael Laniado to a lab in San Diego. As Vera explains, it took three years to make this transfer possible.


Reflections From a Border Reporter

As a border reporter, Amy Isackson has been researching drug and immigration issues related to the California-US border for the past seven years. But Isackson says this story was different. She says it highlights the positive aspects that result from a true collaboration between countries.


Reflections From a Border Reporter

As a border reporter, Amy Isackson has been researching drug and immigration issues related to the California-US border for the past seven years. But Isackson says this story was different. She says it highlights the positive aspects that result from a true collaboration between countries.


How It Works

Watch the San Diego-based creator and developer of the TB patient monitoring ap (VDOT) describe how it works.

Andrew Nixon

Multimedia Producer

Multimedia Producer Andrew Nixon illustrates CapRadio’s Web content with visual journalism including still photos and videos. He works in the news and information department, and on CapRadio’s documentary program, “The View From Here.”  Read Full Bio