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Affordable Health Care

Affordable Health Care. People with mental disorders rely heavily on public health programs. APA and APAPO emphasize six core objectives for health-care reform and call upon Congress for action. Before the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008, health

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Health Psychologists Study the Intersection of Health and

(9 days ago) Health psychologists study the factors that allow people to be healthy, recover from an illness or cope with a chronic condition. They are experts in the intersection of health and behavior and are in demand as a part of integrated health care delivery teams — working with other doctors to provide whole-person health

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Emotional Health

(5 days ago) Emotional health can lead to success in work, relationships and health. In the past, researchers believed that success made people happy. Newer research reveals that it’s the other way around. Happy people are more likely to work toward goals, find the resources they need and attract others with their energy and optimism — key building blocks of success.

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Pursuing a Career in Health Psychology

(8 days ago) Containing health care costs is a priority for health care decision makers and policy makers, which is an area of research where health psychologists can contribute in meaningful ways. They may study the causes of health problems and how to prevent them, or …

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One year later, a new wave of pandemic health concerns

(6 days ago) These reported health impacts signal many adults may be having difficulties managing stressors, including grief and trauma, and are likely to lead to significant, long-term individual and societal consequences, including chronic illness and additional strain on the nation’s health care system.

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The health-wealth gap

(9 days ago) But health care is only one piece of the puzzle. "Health care is estimated to account for about 10 percent of premature mortality," says Nancy Adler, PhD, director of the Center for Health and Community at the University of California, San Francisco. "Health care matters, but it's a very small part of what's going on."

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Total Worker Health

(8 days ago) Jeannie A. S. Nigam, MS, PhDc, is a research psychologist and advisor to the Total Worker Health Program at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Her research centers on understanding how work organization affects employee health and well-being with emphases in the areas of work–life balance, depression, and benefits of

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Racial Microaggressions and the filipino American

(9 days ago) family systems, and mental health experiences (David & Okazaki, 2006; Nadal, 2011). This assumption can be problematic because of the heterogeneity of the Asian American community; there are more than 40 distinct Asian American ethnicities, hundreds of languages, and more than 20 major religions (Nadal & Sue, 2009; Sue & Sue, 2008). Asian Americans

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Youth Consultation Service Institute for Infant and

(2 days ago) A component of the outpatient Dr. Helen May Strauss Clinics, the YCS Institute for Infant and Preschool Mental Health is a training service providing relationship-based treatment for children and families. Our externship is focused on early childhood as the YCS Institute provides therapy to …

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APA's Advocacy on Health Disparities

(7 days ago) Not every health difference is a health disparity. Health disparities are caused by persistent, systematic, unjust policies and practices that increase a group’s risk for poorer health and limit access to quality care. Health disparities are a social justice issue that can best be eliminated through system level actions.

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When health fears hurt health

(7 days ago) When health fears hurt health. Some people neglect their health because of phobias about dentists, needles, diseases and germs. But psychological interventions show promise in treating such fears. By MELISSA DITTMANN. Monitor Staff July/August 2005, Vol 36, No. 7. Print version: page 100. 6 min read

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Physical & Mental Health Advocacy

(5 days ago) Health for the Whole Person. Our bodies and brains are connected. Stress can take a toll on our physical health, while physical challenges can also bring new stress into our lives. APA advocates for policies that take into account how health and mental health are connected, and that give Americans access to quality health and mental health care.

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Briefing Series on the Role of Psychology in Health Care

(4 days ago) Psychology, as the science of behavior, has much to offer to enhance health promotion and disease prevention and address health disparities. Based on scientific evidence, this health briefing series focuses on a wide range of health conditions to further highlight psychology’s vital roles, including and beyond assessment and treatment, in primary care and other health care settings.

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Ad Hoc Committee on Health Equity

(7 days ago) The mission is to advance health equity and reduce disparities, with a particular focus on addressing the systems, policies, regulations, and institutions that promote and maintain inequities and the resulting adverse health conditions and outcomes among marginalized communities and populations.

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Demand for mental health treatment continues to increase

(8 days ago) WASHINGTON — As the impact of the pandemic on mental health continues, psychologists are reporting a large increase in demand for treatment of anxiety and depression compared with last year, according to a new survey by the American Psychological Association.. Many psychologists also said they had increased workloads and longer waitlists than before the pandemic.

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Guidelines for psychological practice in health care

(6 days ago) Psychologists practice in an increasingly diverse range of health care delivery systems (HCDS). This diversification is due to widening recognition of psychology as a health profession (Belar, 2002; Brown, Freeman, Brown, Belar, Hersch, & Hornyak, 2002), of the unique skills of psychologists, and of the value of psychological services for health and well-being.

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About the Center for Psychology and Health

(3 days ago) The APA Center for Psychology and Health (CPH) is dedicated to highlighting and advancing the contributions of psychology to the overall improvement of health status — both mental and physical — and health care in our nation.. Psychology is a broad and multifaceted discipline with many lenses and much scientific literature through which to look at health, behavior and their societal impact.

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Emotion, Aging, and Health

(8 days ago) This book explores the reciprocal relations between aging and emotion, as well as applications for promoting mental and physical health across the lifespan. The authors discuss the neural and cognitive mechanisms behind age-related shifts in affective experience and processing. In addition to presenting emotion regulation strategies for

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Fact Sheet: Health Disparities

(Just Now) Health Disparities Defined. Health disparities are caused by a complex interaction of multiple factors including individual, genetic and environmental risk factors (Olden & White, 2005). Pervasive structural inequities and social determinants of health are believed to be the primary cause (OMH, 2011; World Health Organization, 2011).

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Health and Stress: 2010

(5 days ago) The 2010 Stress in America survey reported that adults who rate their health as fair report higher levels of stress and are more likely to report physical symptoms of stress than those who rate their health as excellent. Americans cite lack of willpower as a major barrier preventing them from making the lifestyle and behavior changes recommended by a doctor.

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Promoting Awareness of Children's Mental Health Issues

(4 days ago) Promoting mental health care and early intervention will likely reduce overall health care costs. It is imperative that we improve efforts around early recognition of mental health needs among children and adolescents and foster greater awareness of early warning signs. Early identification of mental health problems needs to be encouraged in

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Psychologists Promote Health and Well-Being Throughout Our

(5 days ago) Mental health services are key primary care services, especially in rural and underserved areas. The president’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health cited primary care as an area where patients need to receive more effective mental health assessment and treatment. Physicians, particularly in rural and underserved areas are carrying the

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Video Games Play May Provide Learning, Health, Social

(9 days ago) WASHINGTON — Playing video games, including violent shooter games, may boost children’s learning, health and social skills, according to a review of research on the positive effects of video game play to be published by the American Psychological Association.

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Trauma and Health: Physical Health Consequences of

(8 days ago) However, more recent work has examined the health effects associated with extreme stressors, including war, sexual victimization, disasters, and serious accidents. This volume continues along that path and summarizes findings on trauma and PSTD in relation to three domains of outcomes: health status and disease, somatization, and utilization

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How to Write a Health Policy Brief

(1 days ago) a starting point for health care professionals interested in health policy and translating research or clinical experience to impact policy. Keywords: health policy, policy brief, healthcare In today’s practice of medicine, clinicians, researchers and health professionals are fre-quently interested in health

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Congress should increase child and adolescent mental

(6 days ago) WASHINGTON — The COVID-19 pandemic is putting enormous stress on children’s mental health, which is why Congress should act now to protect our nation’s youth over the long term by addressing shortages of mental health providers and increasing access to school-based behavioral and physical health care, according to the chief executive officer of the American Psychological Association.

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Paying with our health

(8 days ago) Overall, Americans seem to be doing fairly well — average stress levels are trending downward (4.9 in 2014 vs. 6.2 in 2007 on a 10-point scale, where 1 is “little or no stress” and 10 is “a great deal of stress”) and people generally say they are in good health (80 percent say their health is …

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Health Equity Act

(9 days ago) Health disparities are differences in health status between one population of individuals in comparison to a more advantaged group. They are understood to derive from structural inequities and social determinants of health.1 Health disparity populations are often defined in racial and ethnic terms, but

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Mental Health in the Workplace

(1 days ago) mental health program—that is, the standard identifies what the authors believe are the core elements of such a program and the key considerations in implementing such a program. The MHCC This article is based on the Presidential Address delivered at the Annual

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Standards of Accreditation for Health Service Psychology

(9 days ago) 1. Health Service Psychology The program offers broad and general education and training that includes preparation in health service psychology (HSP). Although HSP encompasses a range of practice areas, degree types, and career paths, certain ele-ments are common to training in the profession. A program that is accredited in health

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The intersection of psychology and public health

(8 days ago) The intersection of psychology and public health. At the CDC, Rodney Hammond worked to improve health for entire populations. As he retires, he predicts that the United States will need even more behavioral expertise to address burgeoning public health problems. Dingfelder, S. F. (2011, April). The intersection of psychology and public health.

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Psychology as a 'comprehensive health profession'

(4 days ago) The group's first task was to compile a list of health-related activities in each program or directorate within APA. The lengthy list illustrates, according to Newman, that psychology really is a "comprehensive health profession." Here's a snapshot of some of APA's health-related activities: Practice Directorate.

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Emotional Support From Parents Early in Life, Aging, and

(5 days ago) and physical health, early parental support is likely to have an impact on both mental and physical health in adulthood. Although much of the literature on early parental support focuses only on mental health outcomes resulting from these early relationships (Enns et …

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The quadruple aim: The value of psychological services in

(4 days ago) Reorienting the health care system to achieve three interdependent goals — improved patient experience, leading to better health, resulting in lower costs, all carried out within a population-based framework focused on the health of a community — has been the subject of much research (e.g., Berwick, Nolan, & Whittington, 2008).

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Challenges and Opportunities Associated With Rural Mental

(8 days ago) health practice, and provides descriptive data on the scope of care, area of competence, and clinical training of a group of practitioners providing services in rural central Appalachia. Thematic content analysis reveals ethical challenges encountered, job satisfaction, and the pinnacles and pitfalls of mental health care practice in the region.

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Stress in America™ 2021: Pandemic Impedes Basic Decision

(9 days ago) Stress in America TM 2021: Stress and Decision-Making during the Pandemic conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of APA, found that one in three Americans (32%) said sometimes they are so stressed about the coronavirus pandemic that they struggle to make even basic decisions (e.g., what to wear, what to eat, etc.).

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Video game play may provide learning, health, social

(6 days ago) Playing video games, including violent shooter games, may boost children's learning, health and social skills, according to a review of research in American Psychologist.. The study comes out as debate continues among psychologists and other health professionals regarding the …

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Previous Work, Stress and Health Conferences

(9 days ago) "Total worker health" is an expression, coined by NIOSH, that describes a new approach to safeguarding the health and safety of workers. This novel approach acknowledges that a) both work-related factors and factors beyond the workplace contribute jointly to many health and safety problems confronting today's workers, and b) control of these

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Safeguarding student mental health

(2 days ago) A school-based mental health project in Texas, launched by clinical psychologist Elizabeth Minne, PhD, is a shining example of how such collaborative solutions can work. Known as Vida Clinic, the program is offered in more than 50 Texas schools, where onsite mental health providers offer year-round services to students as well as teachers

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Unlocking the potential of patients with ADHD: A model for

(8 days ago) This incisive volume provides a solid foundation for comprehensive, practical, community-based care of patients with ADHD. Drawing from molecular genetics, neuroimaging, and neurophysiology, award-winning psychologist Vincent J. Monastra guides practitioners through a comprehensive evaluation that includes medical, neuropsychological, neurophysiological, behavioral, and functional assessments

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Child and Adolescent Mental and Behavioral Health Resolution

(4 days ago) 1 The term child mental and behavioral health, as used in this resolution, includes mental, social, and emotional health of all infants, children and adolescents, including those with developmental disorders, physical disabilities, and chronic medical conditions. This definition contrasts with the notion of child mental illness, in that mental illness denotes a condition or disorder that meets

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