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Social injustice and public health

Author: Barry S Levy
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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The third edition of 'Social Injustice and Public Health' provides a comprehensive, up-to-date resource on the relationship of social injustice to the broad field of public health. It includes 29 chapters and many text boxes on a wide range of relevant issues written by 78 contributors who are expert in their respective areas of work. The text includes many descriptions of social injustice and its adverse effects on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(OCoLC)1090485681
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barry S Levy
ISBN: 9780190914684 0190914688 9780190914660 0190914661
OCLC Number: 1100425920
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 631 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Part I: Introduction1: The Nature of Social Injustice and Its Impact on Public HealthBarry S. Levy Box 1-1: Concepts of Social Justice Box 1-2: Science and Social Justice Omar Khan and Kawika LiuPart II: How Social Injustice Affects the Health of Specific Population Groups2: Socioeconomically Disadvantaged People Michael Marmot and Ruth Bell3: People of ColorCarol Easley Allen and Cheryl E. EasleyBox 3-1: Racial and Ethnic Definitions in the U.S. CensusBox 3-2: Major Disparities in Infant Mortality and Maternal Mortality Rates of African Americans Compared with Others in the United States Linda VillarosaBox 3-3: The Importance of Teaching Health Professionals About Cultural Competence4: WomenGina Maranto 5: ChildrenSara Rosenbaum, Kay A. Johnson, and Rachel Gunsalus Box 5-1: Child Poverty Rates in the United States and Other Countries Barry S. LevyBox 5-2: Children in Low- and Middle-income Countries: Millions Are Dying from Preventable Diseases Kathryn Bolles and M. James Eliades6: Older PeopleCarroll L. Estes and Steven P. Wallace 7: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender/Transsexual PeopleEmilia Lombardi and Talia Bettcher 8: People with DisabilitiesNora Ellen Groce Box 8-1: TerminologyBox 8-2: Disability and EducationBox 8-3: Similarities and Differences Among People with Disabilities9: Incarcerated People.Ernest M. Drucker Box 9-1: Political Prisoners William Schulz10: People Who Are Homeless Elizabeth M. Moore, Theresa H. Cheng, Roya Ijadi-Maghsoodi, and Lillian Gelberg11: Forced Migrants: Refugees and Internally Displaced PersonsMichael ToolePart III: How Social Injustice Affects Areas of Public Health12: Medical CareOliver Fein and H. Jack GeigerBox 12-1: What is Single-payer Health Care?Steffie Woolhandler and David HimmelsteinBox 12-2: Improving Medical Care by Teaching Medical Students About Racism Anthony L. Schlaff13: Infectious DiseasesJoia S. Mukherjee and Paul E. FarmerBox 13-1: Case Study of a Man with Tuberculosis14: NutritionJ. Larry BrownBox 14-1: Definition of Key TermsBox 14-2: Obesity 15: Noncommunicable Diseases Ramla Benmaamar, Madeleine Smith, and Derek YachBox 15-1: Noncommunicable Disease Inequities in the United StatesBarry S. Levy16: Mental HealthCarles Muntaner, Edwin Ng, Haejoo Chung, Philipp Hessel, and William W. EatonBox 16-1: The Opioid Crisis and Social JusticeJay C. Butler17: Violence James A. Mercy and Sarah DeGueBox 17-1: War and Public HealthBarry S. Levy Box 17-2: The International Arms TradeBarry S. LevyBox 17-3: Nuclear Weapons and Social Injustice Robert M. Gould and Patrice M. Sutton18: Environmental HealthBarry S. LevyBox 18-1: Childhood Lead Poisoning Howard HuBox 18-2: Impact of Natural Disasters on Social JusticeLinda Young LandesmanBox 18-3: Planetary HealthSamuel S. Myers19: Occupational Health and Safety.Linda Rae MurrayBox 19-1: Economic GlobalizationEllen R. Shaffer and Joseph E. Brenner20: Oral HealthMyron Allukian, Jr., and Alice M. Horowitz Box 20-1: Oral Health Inequalities in Low-income Countries21: International and Global Health Barry S. Levy Box 21-1: Trafficking in Persons Box 21-2: Hunger and Malnutrition in Low- and Middle-income CountriesBox 21-3: Export of Hazardous Substances from High-income Countries to Low- and Middle-income CountriesPart IV: An Agenda for Action 22: Addressing Social Injustice in a Human Rights Context Sofia Gruskin and Paula BravemanBox 22-1: Promoting the Rights of "Undocumented Immigrants"Carmen R. Nevarez23: Promoting Social Justice Through Public Health Policies, Programs, and ServicesAlonzo Plough and Priya Gandhi24: Strengthening Communities and the Roles of Individuals in Building Community LifeRobert E. Aronson, Kay Lovelace, John W. Hatch, and Tony L. Whitehead Box 24-1: Strengthening Communities in Low-Income CountriesGail Snetro-Plewman and Angela BrasingtonBox 24-2: How a Community-Based Foundation Addresses Health Consequences of Social Injustice Martin D. Cohen25: Promoting Social Justice Through Education in Public HealthRobert S. LawrenceBox 25-1: International Declaration of Health RightsBox 25-2: Teaching Health Equity in a Community-based ProgramShelley K. White26: A Critical Research Agenda for Social Justice and Public Health: An Ecosocial ProposalNancy Krieger 27: Protecting Human Rights through International and National LawHenry A. Freedman and Martha F. DavisBox 27-1: Preventing Torture Leonard S. Rubenstein and Vincent Iacopino28: Learning from the Social Movements of the 1960sOliver Fein and Charlotte Phillips29: Promoting Health with Equitable and Sustainable Human DevelopmentRichard JollyBox 29-1: The Role of International Non-governmental Organizations in Promoting Equitable and Sustainable Human DevelopmentRaymond C. Offenheiser and M. Porter McConnellBox 29-2: The Roles of Foundations in Promoting Equitable and Sustainable Human DevelopmentMark SidelIndex
Responsibility: edited by Barry S. Levy ; with the assistance of Heather L. McStowe.

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The third edition of 'Social Injustice and Public Health' provides a comprehensive, up-to-date resource on the relationship of social injustice to the broad field of public health. It includes 29 chapters and many text boxes on a wide range of relevant issues written by 78 contributors who are expert in their respective areas of work. The text includes many descriptions of social injustice and its adverse effects on health, supplemented with many tables, graphs, photographs, and case examples-and many recommendations on what needs to be done to address social injustice.

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."..a useful contribution to a critical field of public health."--International Journal of Epidemiology."..an invaluable primer on how inequity breeds ill health...It should be widely read by Read more...

 
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