Peter Rohloff, MD PhD
Medical Director – Maya Health Alliance
Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
peter@ma...
Guatemala has a large Maya population (>20 languages)
There are no “services” in Mayan languages
Poor health is a nexus wh...
www.wikipedia.org
Patients
No food
No work
No education Language barriers
Services
“Ignorant”
“Lazy”
“Unmotivated”
“Backwards”
“Rojöjmayab’ ...
Patients DonorsService
Illness/Wellness
Narratives
Accompaniment
Education/Policy
Crowd-sourcing
Storytelling Storytelling
@watsi
Short Stories
Scale
Crowdfunding
Platforms
Serials
Insurance
Motivating the
Core
Long-form
Stories
Credibility
Research/Et...
Peter Rohloff's Presentation at the Ashoka Future Forum 2013 about Storytelling for Social Impact
Peter Rohloff's Presentation at the Ashoka Future Forum 2013 about Storytelling for Social Impact
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Peter is the Medical Director of Maya Health Alliance and Faculty Member in Global Health at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He develops rural health systems in Guatemala and advocates for the rights of indigenous populations to access health care in a way that is culturally appropriate and in their own languages.

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Peter Rohloff's Presentation at the Ashoka Future Forum 2013 about Storytelling for Social Impact

  1. 1. Peter Rohloff, MD PhD Medical Director – Maya Health Alliance Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women’s Hospital peter@mayahealth.org www.mayahealth.org Storytelling as Healing: Maya Health in Rural Guatemala
  2. 2. Guatemala has a large Maya population (>20 languages) There are no “services” in Mayan languages Poor health is a nexus where many injustices converge – “death” is the final common pathway of marginalization Storytelling as Healing: Maya Health in Rural Guatemala
  3. 3. www.wikipedia.org
  4. 4. Patients No food No work No education Language barriers Services “Ignorant” “Lazy” “Unmotivated” “Backwards” “Rojöjmayab’ – ojmestan kan”
  5. 5. Patients DonorsService Illness/Wellness Narratives Accompaniment Education/Policy Crowd-sourcing Storytelling Storytelling
  6. 6. @watsi
  7. 7. Short Stories Scale Crowdfunding Platforms Serials Insurance Motivating the Core Long-form Stories Credibility Research/Ethn ography

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