Empirical data indicates significant health disparities among African Americans, including increased risk of dying from heart disease, stroke, asthma, and HIV. These unequal health outcomes are attributed in part to racial disparities in the health care system. Additionally, racial stress African Americans experience in daily life is linked to increased psychological distress, including depression and anxiety.
Internationally recognized scholar Cheryl Grills will discuss the applied community research she has conducted over the past three decades to decrease health disparities among African Americans. She will present community intervention efforts that have been proven to reduce distress and promote well-being in the face of racial stress, with a focus on the development, implementation, and evaluation of Emotional Emancipation Circles.
Hosted by: Community Healing and Resistance Through Storytelling (C-HeARTS)
In conjunction with: Counseling Center, Counseling Psychology Program, Department of Human Development & Family Studies, Department of Kinesiology & Community Health, Department of Psychology, Department of Sociology, DREAAM House, First Presbyterian Church, Spurlock Museum
MillerComm Lecture Series 2019