Health Issues in the Black Community / Edition 2

Health Issues in the Black Community / Edition 2

by Ronald L. Braithwaite
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787952362

ISBN-13: 9780787952365

Pub. Date: 04/28/2001

Publisher: Wiley

Ronald L. Braithwaite, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, director of research in the Department of Family Medicine, and a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta. He is the coeditor of Prisons and AIDS from Jossey-Bass.

Sandra E. Taylor, PhD, is a professor and chair in

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Ronald L. Braithwaite, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, director of research in the Department of Family Medicine, and a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta. He is the coeditor of Prisons and AIDS from Jossey-Bass.

Sandra E. Taylor, PhD, is a professor and chair in the Department of Aociology and Criminal Justice at Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta. Taylor and Braithwaite are coeditors of the first and second editions of Health Issues in the Black Community from Josse-Bass.

Henrie M. Tredwell, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Health and Preventive Medicine and director of Community Voices and the Men's and Reentry Health Initiative at the National Center for Primary Care at the Morehouse school of Medicine, Atlanta. Dr. Treadwell served for 16 years as program director at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787952365
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Series:
Public Health/Vulnerable Populations Series, #10
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
7.34(w) x 10.24(h) x 1.89(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: Another Call to Action
Preface
The Editors
The Contributors
Pt. 1Health Status Across the Life Span1
1African American Health: An Overview3
2The Health Status of Children and Adolescents13
3The Health Status of Black Women44
4The Health Status of Black Men62
5Health and the Elderly81
Pt. 2Social, Mental, Environmental Challenges97
6The Epidemiology of Mental Disorder: 1985-200099
7The Role of Black Faith Communities in Fostering Health129
8The Epidemic of Homicide and Violence151
9The Dilemma of Organ and Tissue Transplantation167
Pt. 3Chronic Diseases187
10Hypertension and Other Risk Factors for Stroke189
11Cancer209
12Diabetes226
13Sickle Cell Anemia242
14Tuberculosis263
15Pediatric Asthma in African American Children282
Pt. 4Lifestyle Behaviors307
16HIV/AIDS309
17Tobacco: From Slavery to Addiction347
18Substance Abuse384
19Alcohol Use and Misuse403
20Nutrition419
21Physical Activity448
Pt. 5Ethical, Political, and Ecological Issues469
22The Quest for Environmental Justice471
23Research and Ethics: A Legacy of Distrust489
24Health Policy Challenges503
25Cultural Sensitivity in Public Health516
26Closing the Gap: Eliminating Health Disparities543
Afterword561
Name Index565
Subject Index589

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