Students from the York area recently quizzed residents on what they think makes a healthy community.
The results of their study will be revealed next week -- on film.
Family First Health and Boomtown Media worked together to create "Youth Voices for Health," a short film about how Yorkers picture a healthy community.
Students from New Hope Academy interviewed people at York's Central Market to find out their answers to the questions as part of the project.
Family First Health used a grant from the White Rose Foundation of the York County Community Foundation to purchase flip cameras for the students, said Jess Ensminger, executive director of Family First Health.
"We hadn't seen anything like this on YouTube, so we thought it would be a good way to get York out there," Ensminger said.
She contacted New Hope teacher Chris Haynes, who se-
lected a group of students to participate. They interviewed residents on a range of topics, including obesity and nutrition.
"They asked what people thought a healthy community looked and felt like," Ensminger said. "They really delved into what health means to people and got a range of responses from medical answers to more street lights."
The short film will premiere from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at YorkArts, 10 N. Beaver St.
There will be time after the showing for discussion on the community's view of health.
Registration for the free event is encouraged and can be completed online at http://conta.cc/JlrHY2. For more information, contact Jess Ensminger at JEnsminger@familyfirsthealth.org or 717-801-4810.
-- Reach Chelsea Shank at 505-5432 or cshank@yorkdis patch.com.