Healthcare reform is an important part of our domestic policy debate. Community Psychology broadens this discussion by showing how the social and community context impacts physical and emotional well-being. Community Psychologists working within healthcare settings promote overall health by identifying and addressing the social and ecological factors that promote and hinder wellness.
Posted in: HealthcareACT Teams provide therapeutic mental health and substance use assessments and interventions. Data supports the integration of clinical psychologists into ACT teams to enhance capacity and provide equitable services. Policy makers and healthcare administrators can include psychologists into ACT teams as a first step to addressing barriers to accessing mental health care.Read More
Posted in: HealthcarePublished in: Journal of Public Health Management and PracticeHospitals, public health, and policy makers seek to reduce health disparities. Community Health Needs Assessments can be more representative of the population to ensure that the data used to make decisions includes populations with the greatest need.Read More
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Healthcare, Violence PreventionA domestic violence shelter successfully launched a behavioral health screening program for adults and children who have experienced IPV. Offering behavioral health screening for families who have survived IPV can help determine concerns and get them the services they need to continue their healing journey.Read More
Posted in: Healthcare, Marginalized GroupsPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyCritical Conscious-ness Theory and Community Based Participatory Results can help communities address health disparities. The HEAL lab provides a support network and engages diverse stakeholders in critical reflection as they participate in research to advance health equity.Read More
Posted in: Healthcare, Public PolicyA narrow set of images has restricted the understanding of human trafficking. As many trafficking victims cross the healthcare system at some point during their captivity, providers can identify and potentially help victims become survivors by better understanding the signs of human trafficking.Read More
Posted in: Healthcare, Marginalized GroupsDue to stigma and resultant obstacles to prevention and care, a gay or bisexual man is 27 times more likely to acquire HIV than his heterosexual counterpart. Trans-women are at 49 times the risk of cisgender women. Identifying evaluation strategies that are viable and useful to human rights advocacy is an urgent need, given the […]Read More