Hofstra University: Students Use Creativity to Educate on Equitable Health for All

During National Public Health Week in April 2021, Hofstra University’s Class of 2022 PA students participated in the 7th Annual Hofstra National Public Health Week Film Competition, which focused on implicit bias and health equality. The students, mentored by Hofstra PA faculty, created videos addressing a range of public health issues such as Black maternal health disparities, the impact of COVID-19 on children living with developmental disabilities, cardiovascular interventions, and more. Two Hofstra PA student teams even took home first and second prize out of 15 competing submissions. 

Creative storytelling has long been hailed as a powerful educational tool because it requires students to listen and learn from a new perspective, as was the case at this year’s competition, which brought participants past intellectual knowledge and into the lived experiences of individuals facing health disparities.  

Watch the videos below to see a sample of the submissions, which display creativity, passion, and the drive to make healthcare a safer, more equitable system for all.