Hispanic Health Projects


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Elizabeth Cartwright

Mary Anne Benner

Silvia Herrera

Deborah Mitchell

Maricela Mendez

Elizabeth Pedroza

Heather Schaper

Sunny Stone

Richelle Whitehead


Community Projects

Partnering for Birth

Salsa Aerobics

Saturday Clinics

Ethnographic Videos

Diabetes and the Family

The Many Faces of Diabetes




Mary Anne Benner


Mary Anne Benner received her degree in Mass Communication with an emphasis in Photojournalism and a minor in Visual Anthropology.  She is originally from Rochester, NY and is currently residing in Portland while working on a documentary titled, "In Plain Sight" The Life of a Street Performer.  

She has been with H.H.P. since January 2006 and continues to work remotely.

Mary Anne is the Hispanic Health Projects Educational Material Specialist.

She is responsible for collecting project information from each staff member and going out to community projects to take photos and get video footage for the Hispanic Health Projects publications, videos, and website.

She is directly involved in translating research results into culturally
acceptable, and literacy level appropriate educational materials.  

She attends community groups such as the Salsa Aerobics, the Computer
Clases  and the Cooking classes, discusses materials with the participating community members and the health promoters.

Her current projects include  new poster designs for HHP, this website, and a 60 second video production for Americorp.

Mary Anne worked with Dr. Cartwright in 2008 to begin a new program for teens in American Falls. The program involved teaching teens how to create photo essays and video documentaries to show what is happening with teens in their community. It was part of her responsiblity for AmeriCorps Vista.

She worked with the Hispanic Health Projects team on the latest Hispanic Health Projects Production, "The Many Faces of Diabetes"
- She was responsible for the layout and design of the DVD case, the videography, cinematography, and editing the movie as well as other various roles.
  - She was responsible for the layout and design as well as the photographs in the DVD booklet.

Past Projects include a video titled, "Diabetes y la Familia" and a Foto Novela.
 - She is responsible for the layout and design of the DVD case and the videography in the film and helped in the editing process of the video as well as the interviews.
 - She is responsible for the layout and design as well as the photographs and interview for the story inside the Foto Novela.



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Contact Information

For more information on any of our programs or to have us make a documentary contact us at the following numbers:



I.S.U. Anthropology Department
Campus Box 8005
Pocatello, ID 83209



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