Vulnerable Populations in the United States

ISBN-10: 0470599359

ISBN-13: 9780470599358

Edition: 2nd 2011

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Description: The second edition of this important book offers a framework for learning about vulnerable populations. It is thoroughly updated to include the latest data and trends in health and health care disparities and provides a detailed synthesis of recent and increasingly expansive programs and initiatives to remedy these disparities. It incorporates Health People 2020 objectives, includes new sections on real-world clinical examples, and discusses the impact of health care reform on vulnerable populations. This book is written for students, researchers, practitioners and policymakers and contains an instructor's manual, PowerPoint slides, and downloadable sample assignments.

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List price: $85.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/21/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.914
Language: English

Dept. of Health Administration, School of Public Health at University of South Carolina

Figures, Tables, Exhibits
Preface
The Authors
A General Framework to Study Vulnerable Populations
Why Study Vulnerable Populations?
Models for Studying Vulnerability
Summary
Review Questions
Essay Questions
Community Determinants and Mechanisms of Vulnerability
Learning Objectives
Race and Ethnicity
Socioeconomic Status
Health Insurance
Multiple Risk Factors
Summary
Review Questions
Essay Questions
The Influence of Individual Risk Factors
Learning Objectives
Racial and Ethnic Disparities
Socioeconomic Status Disparities
Health Insurance Disparities
Summary
Review Questions
Essay Question
The Influence of Multiple Risk Factors
Learning Objectives
Health Care Access
Quality of Health Care
Health Status
Summary
Review Questions
Essay Questions
Current Strategies to Serve Vulnerable Populations
Learning Objectives
Programs to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities
Programs to Eliminate Socioeconomic Disparities in Health
Programs to Eliminate Disparities in Health Insurance
Summary
Review Questions
Essay Questions
Resolving Disparities in the United States
Learning Objectives
The Healthy People Initiative
Framework to Resolve Disparities
Resolving Disparities in Health and Health Care
Integrative Approaches to Resolving Disparities
Challenges and Barriers in Implementing the Strategies
Course of Action for Resolving Disparities
Summary
Review Questions
Essay Questions
References
Index
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