City of Long Beach DesignStorm



Graphic Design


Tyrone Drake
Sherry Hoffman
Babette Strousse

Design really does Matter. Students were asked to design innovative solutions to higher-than-average HIV and STD rates in California.

How do we change behaviors that are contributing to a spike in STD cases that has local public health officials on alert?

STD rates in California are the highest they’ve been in 25 years. The rates in Long Beach exceed the state and national levels. Students explored the challenges, local barriers, and community attitudes surrounding the public health issue of HIV and other STDS and develop innovative solutions to help reverse the trend.

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