Interrogating Systems That Cause Disparities: Testing the Social-Ecological Model in Low-Versus High-Density African American Communities
Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences
This study utilized the four-level social-ecological model to provide a better understanding of the disparities in health-related outcomes in high- and low-density African American (AA) communities. The current research sought to understand the relationships between mental and physical health, social-economic factors, and physical environment within this community. The goal of this study was to understand the relationship between these indicators of health, to better inform health-care strategies. The results highlight the significant difference between high- and low-density AA communities and socio-economic factors, physical environment, poor physical days, and poor mental health days. Implications for behavioral health providers are explored.
Original Publication Citation
Johnson, K. F., Robins, L. B., Derlan Williams, C., & Townsend, T. G. (2021). Interrogating systems that cause disparities: Testing the social-ecological model in low-versus high-density African American communities. Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences, 15(1), 329-344. https://doi.org/10.5590/JSBHS.2021.15.1.22
Johnson, Kaprea F.; Robins, Lauren B.; Williams, Chelsea L.; and Townsend, Tiffany G., "Interrogating Systems That Cause Disparities: Testing the Social-Ecological Model in Low-Versus High-Density African American Communities" (2021). Counseling & Human Services Faculty Publications. 74.