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Health Issues in the Black Community / Edition 2
     

Health Issues in the Black Community / Edition 2

by Ronald L. Braithwaite, Sandra E. Taylor
 

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 Georges C. Benjamin xi

Preface xiii

Editor Biographies xvii

Author Biographies xix

Part 1 Health Status Across The Life Span 1

1 African American Health: An Overview Ronald L Braithwaite Sandra E. Taylor Henrie M. Treadwell 3

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 21

3 The Health Status of Children and Adolescents Desirée A. H. Oliver Gene H. Brody 35

4 The Health Status of Black Women Sandra E. Taylor Kisha Braithwaite Holden 55

5 The Health Status of Black Men Jean J. E. Bonhomme April M. W. Young 73

6 Health and Black Older Adults: Insights From a Life-Course Perspective Sherrill L. Sellers Ishtar O. Govia James S. Jackson 95

Part 2 Social, Mental, and Environmental Challenges 117

7 Stigma and Mental Health In African Americans L. DiAnne Bradford Cassandra Newkirk Kisha Braithwaite Holden 119

8 Homicide and Violence Among African American Youth: From Epidemic To Endemic? Emilie Phillips Smith Joseph Richardson Rhonda BeLue 133

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 157

10 African Americans On The Front Line of Environmental Assault Robert D. Bullard Glenn S. Johnson Angel O. Torres 177

11 The Impact of Incarceration on The Health of African Americans Nicholas Freudenberg Megha Ramaswamy 209

Part 3 Chronic Diseases 231

12 Hypertension In African American Communities Sharon K. Davis Rakale Collins Quarells Gary H. Gibbons 233

13 A General Overview of Cancer InThe United States: Incidence and Mortality Burden Among African Americans Shedra Amy Snipes Donella J. Wilson Angelina Esparza Lovell A. Jones 259

14 Health Disparities: The Case for Diabetes Gregory Strayhorn 279

15 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus S. Sam Lim Charmayne Dunlop-Thomas Cristina Drenkard 291

16 Oral Health Rueben C. Warren Allan J. Formicola Caswell A. Evans 313

Part 4 Lifestyle Behaviors 343

17 Substance Use Disorders In The African American Community Jean J. E. Bonhomme Ronald L. Braithwaite Melita Moore 345

18 HIV/AIDS In The Black Community Ivory A. Toldson Aba D. Essuon Kamilah M. Woodson 363

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 379

20 Alcohol Use and Consequences for Blacks Dionne C. Godette 417

21 Nutrition and Obesity Issues For African Americans Monica L. Baskin Angela M. Odoms-Young Shiriki K. Kumanyika Jamy D. Ard 431

22 Physical Activity Antronette K. Yancey Melicia C. Whitt-Glover Mona AuYoung 461

Part 5 Alternative Interventions and Human Resources Development 489

23 Chiropractic Medicine: Integral To Integrative Medicine Malika B. Gooden Elton D. Holden 491

24 The role of Black Faith Communities In Fostering Health Schnavia Smith Hatcher Kimberly S. Clay Jeronda T. Burley 507

25 Community Health Workers In The Black Community: Building Trust, Alleviating Pain, and Improving Health Access Jacqueline Martinez Laura Joslin Frye Leda M. Perez 523

Part 6 Ethical, Political, and Ecological Issues 533

26 Using Social Marketing to Lessen Health Disparities Mesha L. Ellis James P. Griffin Ken Resnicow 535

27 Fostering a Social Justice Approach to Health: Health Equity, Human Rights, and An Antiracism Agenda Camara Phyllis Jones Anthony Hatch Adewale Troutman 555

28 Closing The Gap: Eliminating Health Disparities Henrie M. Treadwell Ronald L. Braithwaite Sandra E. Taylor 581

Afterword Gail C Christopher 597

Index 603

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