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Health Disparities and Equity in Health Care
This guide provides links to healthcare information and resources that can reduce health disparities and provide more equitable health care.
"This book outlines the relationship between racism and health, while providing public health professionals with a variety of actions, strategies, and tools to understand and address the public health implications of racism, as well as inspiration to pursue health equity"--
Emerging Issues in Hispanic Health by Joah G. Iannotta (Editor); National Research Council Staff; Center for Social and Economic Studies Staff; Population Committee; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education Staff
Publication Date: 2002-11-02
Hispanics are defined as people of Spanish-speaking origin from Latin America, the Caribbean, or Europe. Hispanics vary in terms of socioeconomic status, race, religion and/or more. A common occurrence among the Hispanics, however, are the emerging issues concerning their health.It is estimated that by 2050 Hispanics will make up more than 25% of the United States' population. It is thus important that they have the resources to contribute maximally to American society.
Linking Health and Education for African American Students' Success by Nadine M. Finigan-Carr (Editor)
Publication Date: 2017-03-03
The linkages between a student's health and a student's ability to learn have been well established. Children who are sick stay home; and, children at home cannot learn if they are not in school leading to increased dropout rates among other educational outcomes.
The Death Gap by David A. Ansell,
Publication Date: 2017-04-21
We hear plenty about the widening income gap between the rich and the poor in America and about the expanding distance separating the haves and the have-nots. But when detailing the many things that the poor have not, we often overlook the most critical--their health.
Still Broken by Stephen Davidson
Publication Date: 2010-03-24
The debate over health care policy in the U. S. did not end when President Obama signed the landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) on March 23, 2010. Since then, half the states have sued and federal judges have issued conflicting rulings about the law's constitutionality.
The Myth of Post-Racial America by H. Roy Kaplan
Publication Date: 2011-02-16
The Myth of Post-Racial America provides a history of race and racism in the United States. These concepts became integral parts of American society through social, psychological, and political decisions, which are documented so readers can learn about the origin of myths and stereotypes that have created schisms in our society from its founding to the present day.