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Minority Health in America Findings and Policy Implications from The Commonwealth Fund Minority Health Survey

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Published by The Johns Hopkins University Press .
Written in English


  • Health systems & services,
  • Social research & statistics,
  • Minorities,
  • Health Policy,
  • Evaluation Of Health Services,
  • Public Health,
  • Health & Fitness,
  • Medical / Nursing,
  • Medical,
  • USA,
  • Health and hygiene,
  • Minority Studies - Ethnic American,
  • Medical / Health Policy,
  • Epidemiology,
  • United States,
  • Health Care Issues,
  • Health surveys

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Edition Notes

ContributionsCarol J. R. Hogue (Editor), Martha A. Hargraves (Editor), Karen Scott Collins (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages326
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9684479M
ISBN 100801862981
ISBN 109780801862984

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Office of Minority Health Resource Center Toll Free: / Fax: Email: [email protected] Stay Connected.   The book concludes with the authors' recommendations for addressing the gap in provision of health care to ethnic minority groups. A technical appendix on survey design is included. Highlights: The book is well organized and well by: 1. This book assembles timely evidence from a major national survey regarding the different experiences of health care as it is being delivered to various minority members of our society—Hispanics, African Americans, Asian Americans, and minority women.   Health: According to Census Bureau projections, the life expectancies at birth for blacks are years, with years for women, and years for men. For non-Hispanic whites the projected life expectancies are years, with years for women, and years for men. The death rate for African Americans is generally higher than.

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In the United States, race once defined an individual’s level of freedom, including where they could enter, sit, and eat. Today, with African Americans at a higher risk than White Americans for obesity, high blood pressure, stroke, and heart disease, race also defines the quality of healthcare, making health disparities in African Americans the true silent killer.   The term health disparities refers to population-specific differences in the presence of disease, health outcomes, quality of health care and access to health care services that exist across racial and ethnic groups. Disparities represent a lack of efficiency within the health care system and therefore account for unnecessary costs. Spine may show signs of wear. Pages may include limited notes, highlighting, or minor water damage but the text is readable. Book may have more than a few dog-eared or folded down page corners. Minor discoloration or warping may be present. Possible Ex-Library book containing library stamps, stickers and/or card holder either removed or in tact/5(5). Du Bois’ Early Research on Race and Health. In his classic book, the Philadelphia Negro, W.E. B. Du Bois provided a detailed characterization of the “negro problem” in America (Du Bois ).His insightful analysis indicated that the higher level of poor health for blacks was one important indicator of racial inequality in the by: