On this site you will find a compilation of 16 maps of individual "health neighborhoods" and the voices of the 16 people who drew those maps. This is a project of the Critical Junctures Institute in Bellingham Washington. Funding comes from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Health Resources and Service Administration.
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This is only a preliminary sample -- not a definitive collection. We have tried to provide the highest quality images of the maps and the sounds of individual voices.
Some of the interviews were done individually and some in the context of a group. Part of our intent with this compilation was to let you hear how individuals discover things through the conversation about their maps
The longest interview is just over 3 minutes and the whole collection is about 35 minutes long. We encourage you to listen to all of the interviews. It is not necessary to do it in one sitting. We tried to make it shorter, but the variety of perspectives is part of what is important.
The details on the maps are important and are much easier to see in Full Screen mode. Use headphones if you can, since the sound of the voices is great.
All of the health neighborhood maps included here were a response to the same prompt. We encourage you to download the prompt and make your own map before you look at this collection. You'll learn something about yourself and it will give you a different perspective when you look at the ones here
You can see and hear the compilation either by downloading the PowerPoint version -- which will give you the highest resolution of the map images -- or you can stream the video version.
You can read a brief background for this project.
We hope you find this stimulating and would love to receive any thoughts, questions, suggestions or responses from you.
You can send an email to Richard Scholtz and Kristin Anderson, the co-directors of the research.
Finally, we are hoping you’ll use the prompt for yourself or others and send us any maps you collect.
Mail maps or other correspondence to:
2901 26th Street
Bellingham, WA 98225