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Starting a Conversation: How We Can Reduce Health Disparities Among Older Adults

Reducing health disparities among older adults overall is a massive undertaking and managed healthcare significantly reduces time spent with patients. However, there are still small steps that providers and older adults themselves can take. Providers and older adults can talk to each other about barriers to receiving care, barriers to achieving healthier lifestyles, and their own values and beliefs.

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The Charleston Shooting and the Psychology of Hate, Looking Forward to Getting Older – In Case You Missed It – June 22, 2015

In Case You Missed It

In this week’s In Case You Missed It (our roundup of articles touching on psychology, health, mental health and social justice issues from multiple news and commentary websites), we cover the Charleston shooting, the growing number of Latinos graduating with STEM degrees, and why we should all look forward to getting older. The psychology of hate – The nation is still reeling from the hateful and racist actions of Dylann Roof, a […]

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THEory into ACTion: Can Community Engagement Promote Healthy Aging?

Grandfather and granddaughter at picnic

Our “THEory into ACTion” series continues with this cross post from APA Division 27’s Community Psychology Practice Council blog. The “THEory into ACTion” series sheds light on community psychologists making positive change in the field. By Agnieszka Hanni, MA and Suzette Fromm Reed, PhD As the lifespan of an average person increases in the nation, the retirement age remains the same (U.S. Social Security Administration, 2013). The repercussions of this discrepancy go […]

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