Minority Populations and Health: An Introduction to Health Disparities in the United States

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 10, 2011 - Medical - 368 pages
"The text is state-of-the-art in its analysis of health disparities from both domestic and international perspectives. Minority Populations and Health: An Introduction to Health Disparities in the United States is a welcome addition to the field because it widens access to the complex issues underlying the health disparities problem. "-- Preventing Chronic Disease/CDC, October 2005

"This is a very comprehensive, evidence-based book dealing with the health disparities that plague the United States. This is a welcome and valuable addition to the field of health care for minority groups in the United States."-- Doody's Publishers Bulletin, August 2005

"Health isn’t color-blind. Racial minorities disproportionately suffer from some diseases, but experts say race alone doesn’t completely account for the disparities. Newsweek's Jennifer Barrett Ozols spoke with Thomas LaVeist, director of the Center for Health Disparities Solutions at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and author of the upcoming book, "Minority Populations and Health: An Introduction to Health Disparities in the U.S." (Jossey-Bass) about race and medicine. "-- MSNBC/Newsweek interview with author Thomas L. LaVeist, February 2005

"The book is readable and organized to be quickly read with specifics readily retrievable. It is comprehensive and visual."-- Journal of the American Medical Association, September 2005

Minority Populations and Health is a textbook that offers a complete foundation in the core issues and theoretical frameworks for the development of policy and interventions to address race disparities in health-related outcomes. This book covers U.S. health and social policy, the role of race and ethnicity in health research, social factors contributing to mortality, longevity and life expectancy, quantitative and demographic analysis and access, and utilization of health services. Instructors material available at http://www.minorityhealth.com

 

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Contents

Historical Aspects of RaceEthnicity and Health
1
Conceptual Issues in RaceEthnicity and Health
15
The Demography of American RacialEthnic Minorities
30
MORBIDITY MORTALITY AND RACIALETHNIC
51
Mental Health
83
Health Care Services Among RacialEthnic Groups
108
ETIOLOGY OF RACIALETHNIC DIFFERENCES
131
Socioeconomic Status and RacialEthnic Differences in Health
157
Behavior and Health
180
RACIALETHNIC GROUPSPECIFIC HEALTH ISSUES
203
Addressing Disparities in Health and Health Care
283
Case Studies
298
References
308
Name Index
333
Subject Index
339
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Thomas A. LaVeist is professor of public health and founding director of the Center for Health Disparities Solutions at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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