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Toward Equity in Health

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A New Global Approach to Health Disparities


  • Barbara C. Wallace PhD

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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 complimentary fields advance new evidence-based models designed to mobilize and educate the next generation of research and practice.

The resulting chapters articulate new theory, procedures, and policies; the legacy of racism; community-based participatory research; new internet technology; training community workers and educators; closing the education and health gap; and addressing the needs of special populations.

Toward Equity in Health is an essential book for all who are working toward global health equity-whether in health education, health promotion, disease prevention, public health, the health care delivery system, or patient- and population level health.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date November 26, 2007
  • Page Count 592
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826103130
  • EISBN 9780826103680

Table of Contents 

  1. Introduction: The Forces Driving and Embodied Within a New Field of Equity in Health, Barbara C. Wallace

  2. PART 1: New Theory, Paradigms, and Perspectives
  3. Challenges in Eliminating Health Disparities, Bailus Walker, Jr.
  4. Toward Evidence-Based and Culturally Appropriate Models For Reducing Global Health Disparities: An Africanist Perspective, Collins O. Airhihenbuwa and Titilayo Okoror
  5. New Paradigms for Inclusive Health Care: Toward Individual Patient and Population Health, James O. Prochaska

  6. PART 2: New Procedures and Policies--Implications for Funders, Researchers, and Policy Makers
  7. What Types of Public Health Proposals Should Agencies be Funding and What Types of Evidence Should Matter?: Scientific and Ethical Considerations, David R. Buchanan and John P. Allegrante
  8. Income-Related Health Disparity and Its Determinants in New York State: Racial/Ethnic and Geographical Comparisons, Kajal Lahiri and Zulkarnain Pulungan
  9. Perspectives on Mechanisms of Racial Disparities in Hypertension, Gbenga Ogedegbe, Antoinette Schoenthaler, and Senaida Fernandez
  10. Incessant Displacement and Health Disparities, Mindy Thompson Fullilove

  11. PART 3: The Legacy and Role of Racism--Implications and Recommendations for Research and Practice
  12. Strategies for Reducing Disparities in African Americans' Receipt and Use of Mental Health Services, Madonna G. Constantine, Mai M. Kindaichi, Sheila V. Graham, and Nicole L. Watkins
  13. Genetics or Social Forces?: Racial Disparities in Infant Mortality, Richard J. David and James W. Collins, Jr.
  14. A Psychosocial Model of Resilience Theory and Research: A Recommended Paradigm for Studying African Americans' Beliefs and Practices Toward Colon Cancer Screening, Anderson J. Franklin, Sweene Oscar, Monique Guishard, Shameka Faulkner, and Ann Zauber

  15. PART 4: Collaborations, Partnerships, and Community-Based Participatory Research
  16. Eliminating Disparities in Health and Disease Outcomes: A Call for Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Jamila R. Rashid, Shaffdeen A. Amuwo, Elizabeth L. Skillen, Cindi Melanson, and Robin M. Wagner
  17. Grant-Writing for Community-Based Health Disparities Research and Services: The Role of Academic/Community Partnerships, Brenda D. Hayes
  18. Addressing Cardiovascular Health Disparities of Chinese Immigrants in New York City: A Case Study of the Chinese-American Healthy Heart Coalition, Kenny Kwong, Henrietta Ho-Asjoe, Waiwah Chung, and Sally Sukman Wong
  19. HIV/AIDS Risk Reduction with Couples: Implications for Reducing Health Disparities in HIV/AIDS Prevention, Nabila El-Bassel, Susan S. Witte, and Louisa Gilbert

  20. PART 5: New Internet Technology--Achieving Wide Dissemination and Global Rearch
  21. Using New Media to Improve Learning: Multimedia Connect for HIV/AIDS Risk Reduction and the Triangle Initiative, Frank Moretti and Susan S. Witte
  22. A Role for Health Informatics and Information Technology (HIIT): Shaping A Global Research Agenda to Eliminate Health Disparities, Diane L. Adams and Brenda A. Leath
  23. An Online Multimedia Peer Education Smoking Cessation Program for Korean Youth: A Film Script Contest for Stories on Quitting Smoking, Kyungmi Woo

  24. PART 6: Training Community Health Workers and Peer Educators
  25. Training Community Health Workers and Peer Educators for HIV/AIDS Prevention in Africa: Integrating African Healing Wisdom and Evidence-Based Behavior Change Strategies, Barbara C. Wallace, Ansumana Richard Konuwa, and Nana Akomfohene Korantema Ayeboafo
  26. The Social Education and Health Advocacy Training (SEHAT) Project: Training Peer Educators in Indian Prisons to Increase Health Awareness and Preventive Behavior for HIV, Amrita Bahl
  27. Training Peer Educators, Black MSM Leadership, and Partners for Ethnographic Community-Based Participatory Research, L. Philip Johnson and Barbara C. Wallace

  28. PART 7: Closing Gaps in Health for Special Populations
  29. Recommendations for Researchers and Clinicians Working at the Intersection of the HIV/AIDS and Methamphetamine Epidemics with MSM, Jose Nanin, Yves-Michel Fontaine, and Barbara C. Wallace
  30. Lesbian and Bisexual Women of Color, Racism, Heterosexism, Homophobia, and Health: A Recommended Intervention and Research Agenda, Beverly Greene, Marie L. Miville, and Angela D. Ferguson
  31. Ethnic/Racial Disparities in Gay-Related Stress and Health Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youths: Examining a Prevalent Hypothesis, Margaret Rosario, Eric W. Schrimshaw, and Joyce Hunter
  32. Health Disparities and People with Disabilities, Richard M. Keller and Joe P. King

  33. PART 8: Closing the Education and Health Gaps--Addressing Dual Inter-Related Disparities Through Effective Engagement
  34. Classroom-Based Interventions to Reduce Academic Disparities between Low-Income and High-Income Students, Denise E. Ross and Yemonja Smalls
  35. Cultivating Academic Ability Through Exposure to Supplementary Education, Beatrice L. Bridglall and Edmund W. Gordon
  36. A Supplementary Education Model Rooted in an Academic, Community, and Faith-Based Coalition: Closing the Education and Health Gaps, Angela Campbell and Barbara C. Wallace
  37. So No Child is Left Behind: A Peer Mentoring/Tutoring Program for At-Risk Urban Youth Attending a College Preparatory High School, Adrienne Chew and Barbara C. Wallace
  38. A Model for Comprehensive Community-Wide Asthma Education Using Partnerships and the Public School Curriculum, Betty Perez-Rivera and Natalie Langston-Davis
  39. Conclusion: The Future of the Field of Equity in Health, Barbara C. Wallace