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

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4/11/2005
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Jossey-Bass
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"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 2005Minority 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

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Tables and Figures
ix
Preface xv
About the Author xvii
Historical Aspects of Race/Ethnicity and Health
1(12)
PART ONE: CROSSCUTTING ISSUES
13(38)
Conceptual Issues in Race/Ethnicity and Health
15(15)
The Demography of American Racial/Ethnic Minorities
30(21)
PART TWO: MORBIDITY, MORTALITY, AND RACIAL/ETHNIC DISPARITIES IN HEALTH
51(80)
The Epidemiological Profile of Racial/Ethnic Minorities
53(30)
Mental Health
83(25)
Duane Thomas
Health Care Services Among Racial/Ethnic Groups
108(23)
PART THREE: ETIOLOGY OF RACIAL/ETHNIC DIFFERENCES IN HEALTH
131(72)
Theories of Racial/Ethnic Differences in Health
133(24)
Socioeconomic Status and Racial/Ethnic Differences in Health
157(23)
Behavior and Health
180(23)
PART FOUR: RACIAL/ETHNIC GROUP-SPECIFIC HEALTH ISSUES
203(78)
African American Health Issues
205(18)
American Indian and Alaska Native Health Issues
223(19)
Asian and Pacific Islander Health Issues
242(18)
Hispanic/Latino Health Issues
260(21)
PART FIVE: CONCLUSIONS
281(17)
Addressing Disparities in Health and Health Care
283(15)
Appendix A: Case Studies 298(5)
Appendix B: Additional Readings 303(5)
References 308(25)
Name Index 333(6)
Subject Index 339


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