Toward Equity in Health A New Global Approach to Health Disparities

ISBN-10: 0826103138

ISBN-13: 9780826103130

Edition: 2008

Authors: Barbara C. Wallace, Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation Staff Columbia University

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This essential collection presents a state-of-the-art framework for how workers in public health and related disciplines should conceptualize health disparities and how they should be addressed worldwide. The contributors, who are leading public health professionals, educators, and practitioners in complementary fields, advance new evidence-based models designed to mobilize and educate the next generation of researchers and practitioners.
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Book details

List price: $85.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 592
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Forces Driving and Embodied Within a New Field of Equity in Health
New Theory, Paradigms, and Perspectives
Challenges in Eliminating Health Disparities
Toward Evidence-Based and Culturally Appropriate Models for Reducing Global Health Disparities: An Africanist Perspective
New Paradigms for Inclusive Health Care: Toward Individual Patient and Population Health
New Procedures and Policies-Implications for Funders, Researchers, and Policy Makers
What Types of Public Health Proposals Should Agencies Be Funding and What Types of Evidence Should Matter?: Scientific and Ethical Considerations
Income-Related Health Disparity and Its Determinants in New York State: Racial/Ethnic and Geographical Comparisons
Perspectives on Mechanisms of Racial Disparities in Hypertension
Incessant Displacement and Health Disparities
The Legacy and Role of Racism-Implications and Recommendations for Research and Practice
Strategies for Reducing Disparities in African Americans' Receipt and Use of Mental Health Services
Genetics or Social Forces? Racial Disparities in Infant Mortality
A Psychosocial Model of Resilience Theory and Research: A Recommended Paradigm for Studying African Americans' Beliefs and Practices Toward Colon Cancer Screening
Collaborations, Partnerships, and Community-Based Participatory Research
Eliminating Disparities in Health and Disease Outcomes: A Call for Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Grant-Writing for Community-Based Health Disparities Research and Services: The Role of Academic/Community Partnerships
Addressing Cardiovascular Health Disparities of Chinese Immigrants in New York City: A Case Study of the Chinese-American Healthy Heart Coalition
HIV/AIDS Risk Reduction With Couples: Implications for Reducing Health Disparities in HIV/AIDS Prevention
New Internet Technology-Achieving Wide Dissemination and Global Reach
Using New Media to Improve Learning: Multimedia Connect for HIV/AIDS Risk Reduction and the Triangle Initiative
A Role for Health Informatics and Information Technology (HIIT): Shaping a Global Research Agenda to Eliminate Health Disparities
An Online Multimedia Peer Education Smoking Cessation Program for Korean Youth: A Film Script Contest for Stories on Quitting Smoking
Training Community Health Workers and Peer Educators
Training Community Health Workers and Peer Educators for HIV/AIDS Prevention in Africa: Integrating African Healing Wisdom and Evidence-Based Behavior Change Strategies
The Social Education and Health Advocacy Training (SEHAT) Project: Training Peer Educators in Indian Prisons to Increase Health Awareness and Preventive Behavior for HIV
Training Peer Educators, Black MSM Leadership, and Partners for Ethnographic Community-Based Participatory Research
Closing Gaps in Health for Special Populations
Recommendations for Researchers and Clinicians Working at the Intersection of the HIV/AIDS and Methamphetamine Epidemics With MSM
Lesbian and Bisexual Women of Color, Racism, Heterosexism, Homophobia, and Health: A Recommended Intervention and Research Agenda
Ethnic/Racial Disparities in Gay-Related Stress and Health Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youths: Examining a Prevalent Hypothesis
Health Disparities and People With Disabilities
Closing the Education and Health Gaps-Addressing Dual Inter-Related Disparities Through Effective Engagement
Classroom-Based Interventions to Reduce Academic Disparities Between Low-Income and High-Income Students
Cultivating Academic Ability Through Exposure to Supplementary Education
A Supplementary Education Model Rooted in an Academic, Community, and Faith-Based Coalition: Closing the Education and Health Gaps
So No Child Is Left Behind: A Peer Mentoring/Tutoring Program for At-Risk Urban Youth Attending a College Preparatory High School
A Model for Comprehensive Community-Wide Asthma Education Using Partnerships and the Public School Curriculum
Conclusion: The Future of the Field of Equity in Health
Index
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