WBEZ Radio Interview

Dr. Patrick Corrigan is interviewed on WBEZ radio about strategies for addressing physical health needs of people with serious mental illness, including his funded peer navigator pilot studies.

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Stigma and Health Journal

Patrick Corrigan is now Editor-in-Chief of APA's new journal Stigma and Health. Stigma and Health publishes peer-reviewed, original research articles that may include tests of hypotheses about the form and impact of stigma, examination of strategies to decrease stigma's effects, and survey research capturing stigma in populations. Stigma and Health especially welcomes research studies on methods meant to erase the stigma of mental and physical illnesses. Theoretical reviews and pioneering reports on innovations are also welcome.

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Innovative Youth Anti-Stigma Program by Wisconsin Family Ties

In collaboration with hip-hop group the Figureheads, non-profit organization Wisconsin Family Ties has developed a musical-based anti-stigma curriculum for distribution in schools and other youth organizations

Click here to learn more about the "Is Anyone Listening" program

2015 Together Against Stigma Conference

Join us in preparing for the highly anticipated "Together Against Stigma: Each Mind Matters Conference" taking place Feb. 17-20th in San Francisco, CA!!

2015 Together Against Stigma Announcement

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Health & Healthcare Disparities

Health and Healthcare Disparities

Health disparities are differences in the quality of health and health care between different groups of people. These disparities are preventable differences that are experienced by socially and economically disadvantaged populations, and they include differences in the prevalence rates of disease, access to health care, quality of health care, and overall well-being between groups of people. Although there have been health improvements among the United States population as a whole, minority groups experience higher rates of chronic disease, higher mortality, poorer overall health outcomes, and poorer access to health care compared with non-minorities. These health disparities affect many different groups of people and are influenced by economic, social, and environmental factors.


Many different groups of people are adversely affected by health disparities, including racial and ethnic minorities. Racial and ethnic minorities experience higher rates of morbidity and mortality, less access to health insurance, and lower quality of health care compared to non-minorities. Chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease most adversely affect racial and ethnic minorities, and these problems are exacerbated by poorer access to health care. Ethnic and racial minorities are less likely to receive even routine medical procedures. With growing rates of diversity throughout the United States, more and more people are experiencing these health disparities, intensifying the need to eliminate these gaps.

Click here to visit the Chicago Health Disparities website. 


Current Healthcare Disparities Research

Funding Agency: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
Grant #1R24ND007925

Title: Integrated Healthcare for African Americans with Serious Mental Illness who are Homeless in Chicago's Edgewater/Uptown Neighborhood

Click here to visit the page for this project