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Global HealthShare Initiative
Established in January 2010, Global HealthShare gives new meaning to "healthcare" in the 21st century. GHS emphasizes the power of sharing in delivering health "one village at a time." This humanitarian-focused program delivers health solutions at a fraction of cost with its collaborative global network who shares research, infrastructure, and other resources to improve health. With this dynamic approach GHS accelerates the development and delivery of health solutions to the developing world.
Dena Rosko wrote a communication strategy for multi-modal channels and outreach options to help GHS share their vision, find new members and partners, and show the world their contribution to health reform. Dena initiated contact after reading a UC Davis article highlighting GHS' work in Bangladesh and South Africa.
Citizens for the Preservation of Renton's Cedar River Library
Dena Rosko provided editorial writing, photography, and social media support for this grassroots group seeking to save their community space. Dena also recommended discovery-driven inquiry and communication strategy for press and city council relations.
Dena Rosko facilitated storytelling and narrative workshops for REACH, supported their steering committee, and photographed their collaborative community events. These workshops allow participants to contribute their Me, We, and Future stories to enhance team unity, and to locate language to communicate their vision, mission, and special events. REACH, or Renton Ecumenical Association of Churches, works with diverse faith-based organizations in Renton, Wash to create healthy and sustainable community, and to support those in need.
Luther's Table provides a gathering place for people to share their stories, start something new, and create a sense of community. Dena Rosko photographs, blogs, and mentions Luther's Table special events and facility in social media. The emphasis on community, authenticity, and storytelling via hospitality and creative leadership relate to our theme for generating health and a public commons.
Citizens to Re-elect Greg Taylor
Dena Rosko consulted Citizens to Re-elect Greg Taylor on communication strategy, event photography and planning, social media, speech editing, and web content writing for Councilperson Taylor's political campaign with her theme to communicate and write to develop the public commons via health. Dena advised Councilperson Taylor to embed his vision, or engaging diverse groups into the civic process, into his campaign strategy. Dena also designed inquiry protocols, interacted with dignitaries, and encouraged Councilmember Taylor about their shared interests in leadership for public health.
Hestia Retreat Center
Hestia Retreat Center is an up and coming island sanctuary for women located on Vashon Island. Hestia desires to provide a "sanctuary for women to nurture their inner flames." Hestia relates to health by providing a healing and educational environment for women to reflect in solitude and connect with other women. Dena Rosko supports Hestia with event photography, blogging, website feedback, and social media strategy.
Community Profiles include intermedia projects that utilize multi-modal channels to highlight how people and organizations enhance community. Dena Rosko creates Community Profiles as a community journalism genre to generate connections to people and place. She photographs, blogs, and writes about special events, locations, and travel, and then shares these profiles in social media. Mentioning Community Profiles in social media proves to be a scalable method to connect organizations, people, and tourism agencies with people, places, and events in their locale. Community Profiles relate to the health theme with their emphasis on connecting people with others and with place.
Since 1990 Vision House has provided transitional housing with integrated support services to homeless single mothers and their children and separately to homeless single men recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Visit Vision-House.org for more information.
Gonzaga University faculty voted Text and Pixels' founder, Dena Rosko's, communication audit for Vision House. Dena Rosko continues her relationship with VH by photographing staff events.
St. Joseph Family Center
Text and Pixels' founder, Dena Rosko, designed an intermedia production for The Franciscan Place at St. Joseph Family Center in Spokane, Wash. The intermedia involved interviewing center staff, photographing the grounds, producing an audiovisual montage, and creating a blog. This project emphasized healing and community.
The Living Memorial
Text and Pixels founder, Dena Rosko, created The Living Memorial as an outcome of her Master of Arts Thesis for her work during her Communication and Leadership Studies program at Gonzaga University. The Living Memorial seeks to foster community via digital storytelling loving memories amid loss.
Say No to Communication Violence
Text and Pixels designed the online Say No to Communication Violence to Say Yes to Communicating Love awareness and education campaign. This campaign seeks to increase awareness of communication violence and proffer solutions that involve confirming and dialoguing with people via inquiry, knowledge sharing, discussion, storytelling, and encouragement. Dena Rosko designed the blog and integrated social media to provide a discussion platform and to organize the movement. Visit Say No's blog and join the discussion on the Movement's Facebook Page.
University of Washington
Dena Rosko enjoyed interviewing with Communication students to support their learning, to promote the department at the university, and to encourage their trajectory in communication, advanced education, leadership, and digital storytelling:
Special thanks to UW students Farida Nguyen, Dan Rutten, Hye Hwang, Christine Roughan, and Vattana Kong for producing this video and to professor Florangela Davila for this engaging opportunity!
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