The Lion’s Side: Storytelling for Public Health (HHS Region 1)

Date: May 3, 2022 Blank space (transparent) for table Format: Webinar Blank space (transparent) for table  
Time: 11:00 AM—12:30 PM EST Blank space (transparent) for table Cost: FREE Blank space (transparent) for table  


Join Dr. David Fakunle as he guides participants through his journey of utilizing storytelling as a dynamic tool for public health, including advocacy. This interactive workshop will introduce participants to the art and science of narrative, while providing understanding of storytelling’s critical elements and how to apply them. The workshop’s goal is to strengthen participants’ prevention science activism by activating their organic communication abilities, while demonstrating that they are able to simultaneously demonstrate robust scientific advancement and genuine humanity.


By the end of the webinar participants will have:

  • Basic understanding of narrative and storytelling’s concepts and approaches
  • An opportunity to practice storytelling focusing on public health advocacy
  • Empowerment to integrate impactful human narratives within their existing advocacy strategies



David Olawuyi Fakunle, Ph.D. is a “mercenary for change,” employing any skill and occupying any space to help elevate everyone divested from their truest self, especially those who are Black, Indigenous and People of Color. David serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine, and Associate Faculty in the Mental Health department of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. David’s interests include stressors within the built environment, societal manifestations of racism, and the use of arts and culture to strengthen health, equity, and ultimately liberation.


About the webinar: This webinar was planned through the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center (New England PTTC) to address an identified need to provide communications training for the New England (CT, ME, ME, NH, RI, VT) prevention workforce.


Certificates of participation for 1.5 contact hours will be awarded to participants, no partial credit is available.


Starts: May. 3, 2022 11:00 am
Ends: May. 3, 2022 12:30 pm
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