Health Reference Series: Ethnicity, Race, and Disease Sourcebook, 1st Edition

  • Angela Williams
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  • ISBN-10: 0780817818
  • ISBN-13: 9780780817814
  • DDC: 362.1089
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released February 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Consumer health information about the sociological aspects of health with specific data about ethnicity, race and disease disparities among the U.S. population, genetic conditions specific to ethnic groups, and the differing risk factors associated with common diseases. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: An Overview of Ethnicity, Race, and Diseases.
2: What Are Ethnicity and Race?.
3: Population Health: An Overview.
4: Measuring Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.
5: Impact of Racial Discrimination on Health.
6: Barriers to Health Equity.
7: Importance of Race and Ethnicity in Health Research.
8: Race, Ethnicity, and Social Determinants of Health.
9: Understanding Social Determinants of Health.
10: Social Determinants of Health across the Life Stages.
11: Poverty and Public Health.
12: Food Insecurity: A Critical Social Determinant of Health.
13: Housing: An Important Public-Health Issue.
14: Impact of Environmental Conditions on Health Disparity.
15: Education for Health and Well-Being.
16: Employment and Health.
17: Social and Community Contexts.
18: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Status Indicators.
19: Life Expectancy.
20: Mortality Trends across Racial and Ethnic Groups.
21: Infant Mortality and Preterm Births.
22: Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health Behaviors and Preventive Health Services.
23: Health Risk Factors by Race and Ethnicity.
24: Disparities in Teen Pregnancy.
25: Health Status of Vulnerable Groups.
26: Ethnicity and Organ Donation.
27: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare Access.
28: Lack of Insurance Coverage.
29: Rural–Urban Disparities and Geographical Factors.
30: Healthcare in America: Trends in Utilization across Age and Race.
31: Ethnicity, Race, and Immunizations.
32: Ethnicity and Mental-Health Service Usage.
33: Disparities in Health Literacy among Racial and Ethnic Groups.
34: Genetics/Genomics and Ethnicity.
35: Genetic Predisposition to Disease and Heritability.
36: Importance of Family Medical History.
37: Act on Your Family Health History.
38: My Family Health Portrait.
39: Genetic Consultation.
40: Genetic Conditions Specific to Ethnic Groups.
41: Prevalence and Patterns of Common Conditions in Different Ethnic Groups.
42: Asthma.
43: Cancer.
44: Diabetes.
45: Heart Disease.
46: Chronic Liver Disease.
47: Mental and Behavioral Health.
48: Stroke.
49: Tuberculosis.
50: Strategies to Improve Healthcare and Eliminate Healthcare Disparity.
51: National Strategies to Improve Healthcare Quality.
52: Strategies to Strengthen the Healthcare Workforce.
53: Access to Quality Healthcare.
54: Strengthening and Modernizing the Nation’s Healthcare System.
55: Affordable Healthcare.
56: Patient Protection and the Affordable Care Act.
57: Self-Sufficiency, Personal Responsibility, and Economic Opportunity.
58: Empower People to Make Informed Choices for Healthier Living.
59: Promoting Healthy Behavior.
60: Promoting Health Literacy and Cultural Competency.
61: Improving Community Engagement.
62: Integrating Mental-Health Services.
63: Prevent, Treat, and Control Communicable Diseases and Chronic Conditions.
64: Health of Older Adults, People with Disabilities, and Their Families and Caregivers.
65: Health Equity for Minorities with Disabilities.
66: Additional Help and Information.
Glossary of Terms Related to Ethnicity, Race, and Diseases.
Directory of Organizations That Support Healthcare Parity.