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Tackling Health Inequities Through Public Health Practice Theory to Action

ISBN-10: 019534314X

ISBN-13: 9780195343144

Edition: 2nd 2010

Authors: Richard Hofrichter, Rajiv Bhatia

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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/10/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 600
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Richard Hofrichter is Senior Analyst, Health Equity for the National Association of County & City Health Officials. Rajiv Bhatia is Director, Division of Occupational and Environmental Health at the San Francisco Department of Public Health as well as Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco

Contributors
Introduction: Frameworks, Perspectives, Evidence
Tackling Health Inequities: A Framework for Public Health Practice
Why Health Equity?
Health Equity and Social Justice
United States: Social Inequality and the Burden of Poor Health
A Framework for Measuring Health Inequity
Promoting Social Justice through Public Health Policies, Programs, and Services
Racism, Class Exploitation, Sexism, and Health: Exposing the Roots
Structural Racism and Community Building
Coronary Heart Disease, Chronic Inflammation, and Pathogenic Social Hierarchy: A Biological Limit to Possible Reductions in Morbidity and Mortality
Social Sources of Racial Disparities in Health
Class Exploitation and Psychiatric Disorders
Beyond the Income Inequality Hypothesis: Class, Neo-Liberalism, and Health Inequalities
Gender Inequity in Health: Why It Exists and How We Can Change It
Practitioners Take Action: Strategies for Organizational Change and Working with Communities
Initiating Social Justice Action through Dialogue in a Local Health Department: The Ingham County Experience
The Metro Louisville Center for Health Equity: Expanding the Circle of Engagement
Exploring the Intersection of Public Health and Social Justice: The Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative
Using Our Voice: Forging a Public Health Practice for Social Justice
Estimation of Health Benefits from a Local Living Wage Ordinance
Protecting Health with Environmental Impact Assessment: A Case Study of San Francisco Land Use Decision Making
The Community Action Model in a Public Health Department Setting Case Study: Tobacco Divestment on College Campuses
Tackling the Root Causes of Health Disparities through Community Capacity Building
Institutionalizing Health Equity and Social Justice in King County, Washington
Street Science: Local Knowledge and Environmental Justice
Measuring Social Determinants of Health Inequities: The CADH Health Equity Index
Place Matters: Building Partnerships among Communities and Local Public Health Departments
Shifting Consciousness and Paradigms
Unnatural Causes: Using Media to Build a Constituency for Health Equity
Talking about Public Health: Developing America's “Second Language”
Helping Public Health Matter: Strategies for Building Public Awareness
The Ethics of the Medical Model in Addressing the Root Causes of Health Disparities in Local Public Health Practice
Teaching Social Inequalities in Health: Barriers and Opportunities
Appendices
Selected References
Guidelines for Achieving Health Equity in Public Health Practice
How Social justice Becomes Embodied in Differential Disease and Mortality Rates
Eliminating Health Inequity: The Role of Local Public Health and Community Organizing
People's Charter for Health
Index