Model Practices Award for Bilingual Television Series Healthy for Life and Una Vida Saludable

The bilingual television series Healthy for Life and Una Vida Saludable produced and co-hosted by adjunct faculty member Scott McCann, PhD, LCSW, for the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, was one of 41 health promotion practices in the nation selected to receive a “Model Practices Award” from the National Association of County and City Health Officials.

Healthy for Life and Una Vida Saludable are half-hour health education shows broadcast in English and Spanish on community access and government stations throughout the county. Recent shows have addressed Alzheimer’s disease, HIV, oral health, and diabetes. “We try to address local health issues in an entertaining way,” explained Dr. McCann, director of health education with the health department.

Dr. Scott McCann, the health education director at the Public Health Department, and project leader Rose Davis, host the show in English, and health educators Fidel Villanueva and Susie Herrera host in Spanish. Each program focuses on different health topics and includes practical health tips, video clips, and interviews with health experts. The shows air daily and are available through the Public Health Department website at:  

Psi Chi Chapter Application Submitted

Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of advancing the science of psychology and encouraging excellence in scholarship. Psi Chi is an affiliate of APA and the Association for Psychological Science. Students in our PsyD program have been interested in forming a chapter at Antioch University Santa Barbara for some time.

Due to the hard work and commitment of two first year student government representatives, Leryn Doggett (left) and Cameron Zeidler (right), our application was submitted at the end of winter quarter in March 2012! Thank you Leryn and Cameron. Once our chapter is established, a formal induction ceremony will be held and members will carry out the goals of the Society: to provide academic recognition to its inductees and to nurture the spark of that accomplishment by offering a climate congenial to members’ creative development.