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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.

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Rethinking Human Trafficking Representation

Posted in: Healthcare, Public Policy
A 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.

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Using Community Psychology to Increase Access to HIV Prevention, Testing, and Treatment

Posted in: Healthcare, Marginalized Groups
Due 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 […]

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After COVID-19: How School-Based Health Centers Can Help When Schools Re-Open

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Healthcare, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status
By linking Community Psychology principles with health information, School-Based Health Centers (SBHC)s represent needed infrastructure when schools re-open after stay-at-home orders related to COVID-19.

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How Health Coalitions Can Embrace Indigenous Ways of Knowing

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Research and evaluation can be pursued collaboratively with greater shared power between community and university partners.

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Equity Generally, Must Precede Health Equity: Lessons Learned from Community Organizers

Posted in: Healthcare, Marginalized Groups
Health providers can be better allies to communities through community organizing. Community coalitions can build capacity with health providers.

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Narratives of Resistance – Dr. Ciann Wilson

Posted in: Healthcare, Marginalized Groups | Tags:
There are communities facing risk of genocidal impact due to HIV/AIDS including black men, and indigenous communities, who are largely ignored or delegitimized in their experiences and differential health outcomes. Dr. Wilson’s work highlights the need to reclaim narratives of resistance by immigrants, communities of colour and indigenous communities.

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Need for a Culturally-Relevant Adaptation for Latinas with Binge Eating Disorder

Posted in: Healthcare, Marginalized Groups
submitted by Phoutdavone Phimphasone-Brady, Alyssa M. Vela, Brooke E. Palmer, Alyssa Minnick, and Fary M. Cachelin. Latinas are not only at greater risk for obesity and binge eating disorder (BED) than White women, they are also less likely to seek treatment for eating issues. Intensive lifestyle interventions are effective in promoting weight loss and improving […]

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Engaging Patients in Their Own Lives – Lenny Jason

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Lenny Jason discusses his work on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalopathy (CFS/ME).

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