PART ONE Health status across the life span.
1 African American Health: An Overview (Ronald L. Braithwaite, Sandra E. Taylor, Henrie M. Treadwell).
2 “Without Health and Long Life All Else Fails”: A History of African Americans and the Elimination of Racial Disparities in Health Care (Vanessa Northington Gamble).
3 The Health Status of Children and Adolescents (Desirée A. H. Oliver, Gene H. Brody).
4 The Health Status of Black Women (Sandra E. Taylor, Kisha Braithwaite Holden).
5 The Health Status of Black Men (Jean J. E. Bonhomme, April M. W. Young).
6 Health and Black Older Adults: Insights from a Life Course Perspective (Sherrill L. Sellers, Ishtar O. Govia, James S. Jackson).
PART TWO Social, mental, and environmental challenges.
7 Stigma and Mental Health in African Americans (L. DiAnne Bradford,Cassandra Newkirk, Kisha Braithwaite Holden).
8 Homicide and Violence Among African American Youth: From Epidemic to Endemic (Emilie Phillips Smith, Joseph Richardson, Rhonda BeLue?
9 Narrowing the Gap Between Supply and Demand of Organs for Transplantation: Current Issues for African Americans (Kimberly Jacob Arriola, Dana H. Z. Robinson, L. Ebony Boulware).
10 African Americans on the Frontline of Environmental Assault (Robert D. Bullard, Glenn S. Johnson, Angel O. Torres).
11 The Impact of Incarceration on the Health of African Americans (Nicholas Freudenberg, Megha Ramaswamy).
PART THREE Chronic diseases.
12 Hypertension in African American Communities (Sharon K. Davis, Rakale Collins Quarells, Gary H. Gibbons).
13 A General Overview of Cancer in the United States: Incidence and Mortality Burden Among African Americans (Shedra Amy Snipes, Donella J. Wilson, Angelina Esparza, Lovell A. Jones).
14 Health Disparities: The Case for Diabetes (Gregory Strayhorn).
15 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (S. Sam Lim, Charmayne Dunlap-Thomas, Christina Drenkard).
16 Oral Health (Rueben C. Warren, Allan Formicolatable, Caswell A. Evans).
PART FOUR lifestyle behaviors.
17 Substance Abuse in the African American Community (Jean J. E. Bonhomme, Ronald L. Braithwaite Melita Moore).
18 HIV/AIDS in the Black Community (Ivory A. Toldson, Aba D. Essuon, Kamilah M. Woodson).
19 Tobacco Use and the Black Community in the United States: A Community-Focused Public Health Model for Eliminating Population Disparities (Robert G. Robinson, Rhonda Conerly Holliday).
20 Alcohol Use and Consequences for Blacks (Dionne C. Godette).
21 Nutrition and Obesity Issues for african Americans (Monica L. Baskin, Angela M. Odoms-Young, Shiriki K. Kumanyika, Jamy D. Ard).
22 Physical Activity (Antronette K. Yancey, Melicia C. Whitt-Glover, Mona Au Young).
PART FIVE Alternative interventions and human resources development.
23 Chiropractic Medicine: Integral to Integrative Medicine (Malika B. Gooden, Elton D. Holden).
24 The Role of Black Faith Communities in Fostering Health (Schnavia Smith Hatcher, Kimberly S. Clay, Jeronda T. Burley).
25 Community Health Workers in the Black Community: Building Trust, Alleviating Pain, and Improving Health Access (Jacqueline Martinez, Laura Joslin Frye, Leda M. Perez).
PART SIX Ethical, political, and ecological issues.
26 Using Social Marketing to Lessen Health Disparities (Mesha L. Ellis, James P. Griffin Jr., Ken Resnicow).
27 Fostering a Social Justice Approach to Health: Health Equity, Human Rights, and an Antiracism Agenda (Camara Phyllis Jones, Anthony Hatch, Adewale Troutman).
28 Closing the Gap: Eliminating Health Disparities (Henrie M. Treadwell, Ronald L. Braithwaite, Sandra E. Taylor).
Afterword (Gail C. Christopher).