Eating Disorders within Underserved Populations

Eating disorders have historically been associated with young, white, affluent females, though research now shows that eating disorders affect individuals from all demographics. There is a need for greater cultural competency in the treatment of eating disorders, as well as culturally relevant education, outreach and access to resources. Individuals who are part of an underserved population – focusing in large part on race and ethnicity – will have the opportunity to discuss the ways in which their identity has impacted their (or their loved one’s) eating disorder development, treatment, support systems, resources and recovery.

Facilitated by Gail Brooks, PhD