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Health Care Issues in Black America

Author : Woodrow Jones
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This unique contribution to the literature represents an important adjunct in developing comprehensive policies that will meet the health care needs of underserved communities in American society. The book is readable and contains useful documentation. Recommended as an important reference for all academic audiences interested in the politics and delivery of health care. Choice Editors Woodrow Jones, Jr., and Mitchell F. Rice present a thorough analysis of the problems of health and health care particular to black Americans. The contributors to this work analyze the factor of race as it influences the availability, accessibility, and quality of health care. They focus on barriers to health care encountered by blacks, and attempt to differentiate the problems of the black community from those of other disadvantaged groups. Using epidemiological data, the initial chapters evaluate the general health of the black population. In subsequent chapters, the contributors examine particular problems of groups within the black community, problems which are based both on behavior and environment. The work concludes by assessing the adequacy of governmental response to the problems identified.

Caring for Equality

Author : David McBride
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In Caring for Equality David McBride chronicles the struggle by African Americans and their white allies to improve poor black health conditions as well as inadequate medical care—caused by slavery, racism, and discrimination—since the arrival of African slaves in America.

Health Policies and Black Americans

Author : David P. Willis
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"Demography and epidemiology, sociology and economics, political science and policy analysis are all brought to bear in this rigorous yet fair-minded examination...an excellent, timely, and useful volume." -Paul D. Stolley, University of Pennsylvania

Health Issues in the Black Community

Author : Ronald L. Braithwaite
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Health Issues in the Black Community THIRD EDITION "The outstanding editors and authors of Health Issues in the Black Community have placed in clear perspective the challenges and opportunities we face in working to achieve the goal of health equity in America." —David Satcher, MD, PhD, 16th Surgeon General of the United States and director, Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine "Eliminating health disparities must be a central goal of any forward thinking national health policy. Health Issues in the Black Community makes a valuable contribution to a much-needed dialogue by focusing on the challenges of the black community." —Marc Morial, Esq., president, National Urban League "Health Issues in the Black Community illuminates comprehensively the range of health conditions specifically affecting African Americans, and the health disparities both within the black community and between racial and ethnic groups. Each chapter, whether addressing the health of African Americans by age, gender, type of disease, condition or behavior, is well-detailed and tells an important story. Together, they offer practitioners, consumers, scholars, and policymakers a crucial roadmap to address and change the social determinants of health, reduce disparities, and create more equal treatment for all Americans." —Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, president, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation "I recommend Health Issues in the Black Community as a must-read for anyone concerned about the future of the African American community. Health disparities continues to be one of the major issues confronting the black community. This book will help to highlight the issues and keep attention focused on the work to be done." — Elsie Scott, PhD, president of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation "This book is the definitive examination of health issues in black America—issues sadly overlooked and downplayed in our culture and society. I congratulate Drs. Braithwaite, Taylor, and Treadwell for their monumental book." —Cornel West, PhD, professor, Princeton University

Praeger Handbook of Black American Health

Author : Ivor Lensworth Livingston
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Health of Black Americans from Post Reconstruction to Integration 1871 1960

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This comprehensive bibliography annotates articles dealing with black health published during three time periods: post reconstruction to the early 20th century, 1871-1919; the 1920s to 1950; and 1951-1960. The introduction reviews the literature that composes the bibliography and discusses health-related issues of blacks from slavery to the mid-20th century, placing the social context of black health and black health care inequities in the U.S. into perspective. This is a companion volume to Black American Health: An Annotated Bibliography (Greenwood Press, 1987) which covers the 1970s and 1980s.

Handbook of Black American Health

Author : Ivor Lensworth Livingston
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"...Individual chapters, written by experts in their field, are well researched, noted, and illustrated, but they are not so technical as to inhibit the typical student or casual user....A worthwhile purchase for most public libraries and health related collections." Library Journal

Medical Anthropology and African American Health

Author : Eric J. Bailey
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Highlights the approach of medical anthropology to contemporary African American health care issues and demonstrates the importance of cultural relativism for those working in health care intervention among the different and diverse segments of the African American population.

Health Care in the Black Community

Author : Sadye Logan
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Empower patients with culture-specific strategies for promoting health, treating disease, and preventing violence! Current reports show that Black Americans have the highest death rate of all racial and ethnic groups. They suffer disproportionately from a number of fatal diseases, including hypertension, diabetes, and certain cancers. Moreover, violence takes far too high a toll, especially among young Black men. Clearly a different approach to health education and promotion is needed to end this tragic waste of valuable human lives. Health Care in the Black Community: Empowerment, Knowledge, Skills, and Collectivism proposes an innovative model for health professionals working in the Black community. Traditional Western medicine focuses on sickness, the isolated individual, and the material world. However, the Afrocentric values of many Black people emphasize wellness, the community, and the spiritual world. By basing health care approaches on the community's positive values of holistic healing and mutual assistance, Health Care in the Black Community suggests practical, effective strategies for promoting physical and emotional wellness. This comprehensive and informative book offers a solid intellectual framework as well as practical advice. Health Care in the Black Community: identifies deeply held African-American cultural traditions and attitudes offers specific suggestions for combining health care priorities with respect for cultural concerns shows how to gain compliance by involving patients in their own care and drawing on community strengths discusses the impact of specific problems such as low self-esteem, infertility, HIV/AIDS, and violence on Black families develops strategies for preventing family violence by helping family members define and identify emotions shares programs and ideas for enhancing the physical and mental health of elderly Black people identifies ways to overcome the drawbacks of early parenthood Health Care in the Black Community offers health care professionals-- policymakers, practitioners, researchers, and educators in the fields of social work, health care, and cultural studies--successful methods, models, and suggestions to help improve health care in Black communities.

Health Care in the Black Community

Author : Sadye Louise Logan
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Current reports show that Black Americans have the highest death rate of all racial and ethnic groups. Clearly a different approach to health education and promotion is needed to end this tragic waste of valuable human lives. This volume proposes an innovative model for health professionals working in the Black community. By basing health care approaches on the community's positive values of holistic healing and mutual assistance, Health Care in the Black Community suggests practical, effective strategies for promoting physical and emotional wellness.