Hear Me Now: Stories of Providence Institute for Human Caring – StoryCorps
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Hear Me Now: Stories of Providence Institute for Human Caring

Providence Health and Services and their Institute for Human Caring sought to highlight their work in whole-person care by embedding a storytelling program into their patient care. Staff at four Providence sites across the country received training and support on how to facilitate meaningful conversations with patients, families, and caregivers.

What we provided

  • On-site recording days
  • On-site StoryCorps Legacy training and professional audio recording equipment for staff and volunteers at six Providence sites in four states
  • Ten audio clips from collected interviews, edited in the StoryCorps style
  • Two community events to provide an opportunity for gathering, celebration, and discussion of the project
  • Marketing support to Providence for project promotion
  • A community archive to each site, as well as an archive for the entire system

Outcomes

  • A total of six on-site recording days at two Providence ministries (Alaska and California)
  • Training and equipment provided to staff and volunteers from six Providence sites across four states to begin Hear Me Now projects at their ministries
  • Ten audio clips produced and highlighted on the Hear Me Now website
  • Partnership between Providence Alaska and Alaska Public Media to edit more clips and broadcast stories locally
  • One “Storytelling Summit” community event to gather Hear Me Now ministries at the Providence for Human Caring
  • One Hear Me Now presentation to invitees from UCLA’s Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health on the value of storytelling and listening
  • Growing community archives at each site, and a collected “Storybank” of over 120 stories collected from across the Providence system
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