Social Injustice and Public Health

Social Injustice and Public Health

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Edited by past presidents of the American Public Health Association, with chapters written by 48 experts in various aspects of social injustice, this book addresses many aspects of social injustice and their relationship to public health. Major sections of the book focus on population groups affected by social injustice, areas of public health and medical care in which social injustice has an adverse impact, and approaches to the reduction and elimination of social injustice and its adverse effects on public health.
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  • Paperback | 550 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 30mm | 798.32g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • halftones, tables, and figures
  • 0195384067
  • 9780195384062
  • 1,411,344

Table of contents

Part I: Introduction ; 1. The Nature of Social Injustice and Its Impact on Public Health, Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel ; Part II: How the Health of Specific Population Groups is Affected by Social Injustice ; 2. The Socioeconmically Disadvantaged, Michael Marmot and Ruth Bell ; 3. Racial and Ethnic Minorities, Carol Easley Allen and Cheryl E. Easley ; 4. Women, Stacey J. Rees and Wendy Chavkin ; 5. Children, Sara Rosenbaum and Chung-Hi H. Yoder ; 6. Older People, Caroll L. Estes and Stven P. Wallace ; 7. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender/Transsexual Individuals, Emilia Lombardi and Talia Bettcher ; 8. People with Disabilities, Nora Ellen Groce ; 9. Incarcerated People, Ernest M. Drucker ; 10. Homeless People, Lillian Gelberg and Lisa Arangua ; 11. Forced Migrants: Refugess and Internally Displaced Persons, Michael Toole ; Part III: How Social Injustice Affects Health ; 12. Medical Care, H. Jack Geiger ; 13. Infectious Diseases, Joia S. Mukherjee and Paul E. Farmer ; 14. Nutrition, J. Larry Brown ; 15. Chronic Diseases, Derek Yach ; 16. Mental Health, Carles Muntaner and Jeanne Geiger-Brown ; 17. Assaultive Violence and War, James A. Mercy ; 18. Environmental Health, Colin D. Butler and Anthony J. McMichael ; 19. Occupational Safety and Health, Andrea Kidd Taylor and Linda Rae Murray ; 20. Oral Health, Myron Allukian, Jr. and Alice M. Horowitz ; 21. International Health, Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel ; Part IV: What Needs to Be Done ; 22. Addressing Social in a Human Rights Context, Sofia Gruskin and Paula Braveman ; 23. Promoting Social Injustice Through Public Health Policie, Programs, and Services, Alonzo Plough ; 24. Strengthening Communities and the Roles of Individuals in Community Life, Robert E. Aronson, Kay Lovelace, John W. Hatch, and Tony L. Whitehead ; 25. Promoting Social Justice Through Education in Public Health, Robert S. Lawrence ; 26. Researching Critical Questions on Social Justice and Public Health: An Ecosocial Perspective, Nancy Krieger ; 27. Protecting Human Rights Through International and National Law, Peter Weiss and Henry A. Freedman ; 28. Promoting Equitable and Sustainable Human Development, Richard Jolly ; Epilogue
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...a useful contribution to a critical field of public health. International Journal of Epidemiology invaluable primer on how inequity breeds ill health...It should be widely read by policymakers and practitioners looking for a passionate and scholarly review of societal changes that would avert enormous suffering. New England Journal of Medicine
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