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: 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
Posted in: Healthcare, Marginalized Groups | Tags: PodcastsThere 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.Read More
Posted in: Healthcare, Marginalized Groupssubmitted 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 […]Read More