Telling Your Prevention Story


Storytelling is a powerful tool to share your community's prevention efforts with others. Through storytelling, a community coalition, non-profit, local organization, etc. is able to capture the audience's attention through experiences, words, and emotions. In turn, storytelling can lead to impactful changes in a community. In this module, you will learn best approaches to storytelling as well as gain skills to craft your own community's prevention story.

Learning Objectives

  1. Analyze and draw inspiration from real-life stories from various projects and community collaborations, in order to enhance storytelling skills.
  2. Evaluate the effectiveness of first-person stories as short-form media pieces, specifically by comparing them to other public health-related media online.
  3. Analyze the impact of stories on behavior change and assess the extent to which they "move" people in prevention work.
  4. Assess personal experiences in relation to the work being done and apply the 4Cs framework to craft engaging stories.

Length of Learning Opportunity

1 hour

Primary Competency

Public Health Sciences Skills

Development Partner(s)

This online module was developed with support from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment Prevention Services Division and StoryCenter.


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