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The purpose of this website is to provide resources and information through the use of Digital Storytelling and Public Service Announcements about the health climate, needs, and sensibilities of public health consumers in the Greater Midwest. You will also find research information about the use of digital stories and public service announcements, as well as best practices to create your own digital stories and public service announcements. .

The Videos

Public Service Announcements

These public service announcements are informational videos about on health topics critical to the Greater Midwest Regional population.

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Digital Stories

These digital stories have been expressed by answering a series of questions designed to paint a picture about the topic in the person's own words.

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Video Production Tips & Documentation

The video production and documentation tips are for health professionals and other educators interested in developing public service announcements and digital stories for their own organizations. This includes information on planning and scripting, video production, equipment, web content and hosting, and more.

Funding for this project

"This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal Funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. N01-LM-6-3503 with the University of Illinois at Chicago."


This project was designed and developed by the Western Illinois University Libraries Instruction Unit. | Summer 2012
Contact: Sean Cordes-Instruction Coordinator, Justin Georges-Instruction Materials Specialist