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.

Narratives of Resistance – Dr. Ciann Wilson

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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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