A Novel Blueprint Storyboarding Method Using Digitization for Efficient Cultural Adaptation of Prevention Programs to Serve Diverse Youth and Communities

JUS Media? Adaptation Team

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Abstract

There is a pressing need for prevention programs that address increasing rates of epidemics and pandemics, including noncommunicable diseases. However, many populations face substantial systemic barriers to accessing traditional prevention programs. To minimize persistent service utilization gaps for underserved populations, the field requires effective, efficient, and sustainable methods to increase accessibility and cultural relevance of prevention programming to multiple audiences. Cultural adaptation is one such strategy, but it can be daunting for many preventionists. Therefore, this paper presents a step-by-step guide to streamline the cultural adaptation of prevention programs through digitization and use of a novel application of storyboarding methodology, called “blueprint storyboarding.” This innovative approach to cultural adaptation is designed to increase systematicity through manualization, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and adaptability for multiple cultures and developmental stages. We illustrate this novel method by describing how we applied the blueprint storyboarding approach after digitization to culturally adapt the JUS Media? Programme, a food-focused media literacy program designed to buffer media-related obesity risks for diverse youth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)688-700
Number of pages13
JournalPrevention Science
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2023

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This publication was supported by funds from University of Minnesota: Institute of Child Development Faculty Seed Grant and Research Acceleration Developmental Seed Grant from within the College of Education and Human Development (Ferguson), Diversity of Views and Experiences Fellowship (Simenec), Ruth Winifred Howard Diversity Scholarship (Simenec & Gillespie), National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (Simenec & Gillespie), and Provost Fellowship (Gillespie).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022, Society for Prevention Research.

Keywords

  • Acculturation
  • Adolescents
  • Cultural adaptation
  • Digital interventions
  • Immigrant/refugee youth
  • JUS Media? Programme

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

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