Title

Interrogating Systems That Cause Disparities: Testing the Social-Ecological Model in Low-Versus High-Density African American Communities

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2021

DOI

10.5590/JSBHS.2021.15.1.22

Publication Title

Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences

Volume

15

Issue

1

Pages

329-344

Abstract

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.

Comments

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ORCID

0000-0002-8898-3499 (Robins)

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

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