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Casey’s General Store and the Nutrition of Rural Illinois

Posted in: Rural Communities
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Rural areas can be both food deserts and food swamps, A deficiency in the number of food resources (e.g., grocery stores) and saturation of unhealthy food options (e.g., fast-food restaurants and convenience stores) has led to an increase in obesity rates in rural communities. People who have less access to convenience stores have been shown […]

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Don’t Throw It Away – Give It Away: Recycling Electronic Tech to Underserved Communities

Posted in: Blog, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status | Tags:
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Increasing technology access for all is a crucial issue affecting vulnerable populations. Specific interventions focused on increasing access to knowledge about technology, technological skills and development, and technological infrastructure are important for creating a more socially just world and workforce.

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Militarism is a Form of Slavery: Community Psychologists take Notice

Posted in: Blog, Veterans
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Psychologists must choose peace over militarism. MMilitarism wastes funds that should go to public health and puts the world in danger. Psychologists must prioritize addressing racism and discrimination across the world and in their own work settings, organizations and structures.

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Two decades of research and multilevel intervention on HIV/STI in Mumbai, India

Posted in: Prevention Science
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The last two decades of work in India have taught us a great deal about international research methodology and intervention development. Read more about 20+ years of collaboration between India and the US in the service of community health.

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Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice-Kayla DeCant

Posted in: Inspiration
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Kayla DeCant has worked with different community and non-profit organizations conducting educational programming aimed at preventing sexual violence among adolescents and young adults. Her work aligns with Community Psychology values and her work is an excellent example of a prevention approach, combining administrative and direct service provider roles as well as bridging the gap between […]

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How Higher Education Can Support Immigrants’ Resistance to Injustice and Oppression

Posted in: Marginalized Groups
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To help immigrants experiencing discrimination in their communities, the authors describe ways to recognize oppression, look for resistance, listen and learn, look to models, provide resources, use power wisely, make space, honor diverse roles, act in solidarity, look in the mirror, and be willing to reflect and change.

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Psychiatry Research Division Mini-Retreat with Forest Bathing Hawai`i

Posted in: Environment, Mental Health
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A Forest Bathing mini-retreat can inspire us in at least two ways – gratitude and relationships. We can collectively express gratitude for the experience of forest bathing in the moment and for sharing time in-person with co-workers and friends who have scarcely been seen since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Congregating safely in a […]

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Living Community Psychology: Dominique Thomas

Posted in: Anti-Racism, Inspiration | Tags:
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Dominique Thomas is an early career Community Psychologist, that brings to his work lived experience, both as a black person and raised within a lower-income family. Surrounded by a supportive village of nurturing teachers and a determined grandmother, and being named “gifted” early, he has been able to succeed academically. Nevertheless, his early disadvantages can […]

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Conversaciones con los Abuelos: A Community-based Collaborative Effort to Reduce Loneliness Among Latino/a/x Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted in: Aging, Marginalized Groups
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Older individuals, already susceptible to isolation, are faced with social disparities stemming from loss of connection and social isolation during COVID-19. Here is how Conversaciones con los Abuelos helped.

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How I Used Community Psychology Values to Foster State-Level Change

Posted in: Blog, Public Policy
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Community Psychology aims to use research and action to promote positive change at the individual and systemic levels. Here is how I used Community Psychology values to help influence two major Michigan initiatives.

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