Youth Artists Launch a Revolution to Confront Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) was once called adult-onset diabetes. Now, T2D affects children of color at epidemic proportions. The Bigger Picture, a novel communication campaign co-created by UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations and Youth Speaks feature youth artists empowered to transform the conversation about T2D by confronting its social and environmental risks among youth of color. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and The New York Times (NYT) feature The Bigger Picture Campaign’s pioneering efforts to mentor and equip youth messengers to speak out and reverse this trend. With your help, we are poised to harness this opportunity to transform The Bigger Picture from a social media campaign to a youth and public health movement.

In “Empty Plate,” Anthony “Joker” Orosco, addresses how the burden of poverty can afflict migrant families and prevent them from being able to afford the very produce they’ve harvested.

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