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Health issues in the Black community

Author: Ronald L Braithwaite; Sandra E Taylor
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©1992.
Series: Jossey-Bass health series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The statistics concerning the health of blacks in America are staggering: Black men are nearly twice as likely to die from cancer as the general population. Black babies are twice as likely as white babies to die before their first birthday. Black males fifteen to twenty-four years old experience a homicide rate 700 percent higher than that for white males in the same age group. The rate of AIDS among blacks is more  Read more...
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Health issues in the Black community.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©1992
(OCoLC)609677667
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald L Braithwaite; Sandra E Taylor
ISBN: 1555424775 9781555424770
OCLC Number: 25967214
Description: xxix, 371 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: African-American health: an introduction / Ronald L. Braithwaite, Sandra E. Taylor --
Demographic profile of African Americans / Christiane B. Hale --
Mental health status of Black Americans: an overview / Sandra E. Taylor --
Health status of Black women / Byllye Y. Avery --
AIDS/HIV epidemics in the Black community / Bill Jenkins --
Prevention, intervention, and treatment of chemical dependency in the Black community / Donnie W. Watson --
Alcoholism and the African-American community / Creigs C. Beverly --
Heart disease, stroke, and hypertension in Blacks / Carolyn J. Hildreth, Elijah Saunders --
Cancer and Black Americans / Claudia R. Baquet, Tyson Gibbs --
Diabetes and the Black community / Frederick G. Murphy, M. Joycelyn Elders --
Homicide and violence: contemporary health problems for America's Black community / Deborah Prothrow-Stith, Howard Spivak --
Homeless women with children / Aisha Gilliam --
"Too soon, too small, too sick": Black infant mortality / Virginia Davis Floyd --
Lead poisoning: a modern plague among African-American children / Wornie L. Reed. (cont) Sickle cell anemia and African Americans / Charles F. Whitten --
Adolescent pregnancy in the African-American community / Joyce A. Ladner, Ruby Morton Gourdine --
Elderly issues in the African-American community / Mary S. Harper --
Health education and Black health status / Rueben C. Warren --
Indigenous community health workers in the 1960s and beyond / Doris Y. Wilkinson --
Health promotion and disease prevention strategies for African Americans: a conceptual model / Collins O. Airhihenbuwa --
Effective intervention strategies for producing Black health care providers / Moses K. Woode, Kathleen Bodisch Lynch --
Reproductive rights and the challenge for African Americans / Faye Wattleton --
Health policies and the Black community / Bailus Walker, Jr. --
Coalition partnerships for health promotion and empowerment / Ronald L. Braithwaite --
Health of the Black community in the twenty-first century: a futuristic perspective / Stephen B. Thomas.
Series Title: Jossey-Bass health series.
Responsibility: Ronald L. Braithwaite, Sandra E. Taylor, editors ; foreword by Louis W. Sullivan.
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The statistics concerning the health of blacks in America are staggering: Black men are nearly twice as likely to die from cancer as the general population. Black babies are twice as likely as white babies to die before their first birthday. Black males fifteen to twenty-four years old experience a homicide rate 700 percent higher than that for white males in the same age group. The rate of AIDS among blacks is more than triple that among whites. In this comprehensive resource, the authors offer an in-depth examination of the health problems confronting the black community - and they offer viable strategies for providing improved health care and disease prevention efforts to this population. In twenty-five original chapters, the authors detail how the AIDS epidemic, chemical dependency, cancer, violence, sickle cell anemia, infant mortality, lead poisoning, and other health problems are affecting the black community. Citing the need for innovative health care policies that are culturally sensitive, the authors examine how African Americans can fare better in the health arena by implementing self-determined strategic initiatives. Health Issues in the Black Community discusses such issues as reproductive rights, health policy formulation, and community organization and empowerment. Focusing on how social, environmental, and economic factors influence both psychological and physiological health, this book will serve as a timely and useful resource for health care providers, researchers, educators, students, and policy makers.

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