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Achieving Respiratory Health Equality : A United States Perspective

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Juan Carlos Celedón, editor. --Cham: Humana Press , 2017.
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This book addresses health disparities commonly encountered in pediatric and adult pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine, providing a definitive reference on this prominent issue. Expert authors explore questions such as: * What is the evidence that respiratory health disparities exist? * What do we know about the causes of the disparities? * What are the clinical implications? * What can be done to address disparities and thus achieve respiratory health equality? Recognizing the magnitu…
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Celedón, Juan Carlos
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American Thoracic Society
Responsibility
Juan Carlos Celedón, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 205 pages) : 22 illus., 19 illus. in color
Series Title
Respiratory medicine
ISBN
9783319434476
9783319434452 (print ed.)
ISSN
2197-7372
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Policy
Health Services Accessibility
Health Status Disparities
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Risk Factors
Socioeconomic Factors
Other Subjects
United States
Abstract
This book addresses health disparities commonly encountered in pediatric and adult pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine, providing a definitive reference on this prominent issue. Expert authors explore questions such as: * What is the evidence that respiratory health disparities exist? * What do we know about the causes of the disparities? * What are the clinical implications? * What can be done to address disparities and thus achieve respiratory health equality? Recognizing the magnitude of this problem, the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Executive Committee created a Health Equality and Diversity Committee, with an initial mandate of defining respiratory health disparities and respiratory health equality in the United States. This book will follow the format of a workshop on respiratory health equality held before the 2015 ATS International Meeting and led by editor Juan Carlos Celedón. Written by the workshop presenters and other distinguished guests, this book will focus closely on major risk factors for disparities in respiratory health, and potential approaches to eliminate such disparities. Achieving Respiratory Health Equality in the United States is a timely resource for researchers, clinicians, and public health practitioners in respiratory medicine.
Contents
1. Overview -- 2. Race and Ethnicity -- 3. The Influence of Social and Economic Conditions on Respiratory Health -- 4. Air Pollution and Climate Change -- 5. Migrant Health -- 6. Acculturation -- 7. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community and Respiratory Health -- 8. Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia -- 9. Cystic Fibrosis -- 10. Obstructive Airway Diseases -- 11. Sickle Cell Disease -- 12. Graduate Medical Education -- 13. Personalized Medicine -- 14. Health Policy: Toward Achieving Respiratory Health Equality -- 15. A Roadmap for Achieving Respiratory Health Equality.
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Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos

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Amelie G. Ramirez, Edward J. Trapido, editors. --Cham: SpringerOpen , c2020.
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This open access book gives an overview of the sessions, panel discussions, and outcomes of the Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos conference, held in February 2018 in San Antonio, Texas, USA, and hosted by the Mays Cancer Center and the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio. Latinos – the largest, youngest, and fastest-growing minority group in the United States – are expected to face a 142% rise in cancer cases in coming years. Although there has been substa…
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Ramirez, Amelie G.
Trapido, Edward J.
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Amelie G. Ramirez, Edward J. Trapido, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
SpringerOpen
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 329 p.) : 18 illus., 13 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030292867
9783030292850 (Print ed.)
9783030292874 (Print ed.)
9783030292881 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Policy
Health Promotion
Health Status Disparities
Hispanic Americans
Minority Health
Neoplasms - ethnology
Subjects (LCSH)
Health promotion
Oncology  
Social structure
Social inequality
Cancer research
Other Subjects
United States
Specialty
Population Health
Abstract
This open access book gives an overview of the sessions, panel discussions, and outcomes of the Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos conference, held in February 2018 in San Antonio, Texas, USA, and hosted by the Mays Cancer Center and the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio. Latinos – the largest, youngest, and fastest-growing minority group in the United States – are expected to face a 142% rise in cancer cases in coming years. Although there has been substantial advancement in cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment over the past few decades, addressing Latino cancer health disparities has not nearly kept pace with progress. The diverse and dynamic group of speakers and panelists brought together at the Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos conference provided in-depth insights as well as progress and actionable goals for Latino-focused basic science research, clinical best practices, community interventions, and what can be done by way of prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer in Latinos. These insights have been translated into the chapters included in this compendium. The chapters summarize the presentations and include current knowledge in the specific topic areas, identified gaps, and top priority areas for future cancer research in Latinos. Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos proves to be an indispensable resource offering key insights into actionable targets for basic science research, suggestions for clinical best practices and community interventions, and novel strategies and advocacy opportunities to reduce health disparities in Latino communities. It will find an engaged audience among researchers, academics, physicians and other healthcare professionals, patient advocates, students, and others with an interest in the broad field of Latino cancer.
Contents
Part I. Introduction -- 1. Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos -- Part II. Genetics, Environment, Lifestyle, and Cancer -- 2. Disaggregated Hispanic Groups and Cancer: Importance, Methodology and Current Knowledge -- 3. Colorectal Cancer Disparities in Latinos: Genes vs. Environment -- Part III. Cancer Risk, Prevention, and Screening -- 4. Breast Cancer Risk and Mortality in Women of Latin American Origin -- 5. Prostate Cancer in U.S. Latinos: What Have We Learned and Where Should We Focus Our Attention -- 6. Differential Cancer Risk in Latinos: The Role of Diet -- Part IV. The Biology of Cancer Health Disparities -- 7. Biomarkers of Gastric Pre-Malignant Lesions -- 8. Molecular Subtypes and Driver Mutations in Latinos with Gastric Cancer: Implications for Etiological and Translational Research -- 9. The Biology of Breast Cancer Disparities in Hispanics: Current Knowledge, Gaps and Research Opportunities -- 10. Molecular Profiles of Breast Cancer in Hispanic/Latina -- Part V. Advances in Cancer Therapy and Clinical Trials -- 11. Biomarkers and Precision Medicine in Oncology Practice and Clinical Trials -- 12. Overcoming Barriers for Latinos on Cancer Clinical Trials -- Part VI. Cancer in the Era of Precision Medicine -- 13. Breast Cancer Precision Medicine in Hispanics/Latinas: Focus on Luminal B Tumors -- 14. Is Precision Medicine Widening Cancer Care Disparities in Latino Populations? The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Experience -- Part VII. Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship in Latinos -- 15. A Vision for Improving Quality of Life Among Spanish-Speaking Latina Breast Cancer Survivors -- 16. Research Democracy in a Randomized Controlled Trial: Engaging Multiple Stakeholders in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research -- Part VIII. Engaging Latinos in Cancer Research -- 17. Es Tiempo: Engaging Latinas in Cervical Cancer Research -- 18. Reaching Latinos Through Social Media and SMS for Smoking Cessation -- 19. The Need for a Holistic Approach to Prevent Reproductive Cancers among US Latinas: The Potential Impact of Normalizing Sexuality and Improving Communication -- 20. Critical Steps for Engaging Hispanics in Cancer Research: Building Capacity to Enhance Participation in Biospecimen Donation with Hispanic Communities -- Part IX Charting the Future of Cancer Health Disparities Research in Latinos -- 21. Emerging Policies in US Health Care -- 22. A Way Forward: The Future of Cancer Health Disparities Research in Latinos.
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COVID-19 in New York City : An Ecology of Race and Class Oppression

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Deborah Wallace, Rodrick Wallace. --Cham: Springer , c2021.
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This book is the first social epidemiological study of COVID-19 spread in New York City (NYC), the primary epicenter of the United States. New York City spread COVID-19 throughout the United States. The context of epicenter formation determined the rapid, extreme rise of NYC case and mortality rates. Decades of public policies destructive of poor neighborhoods of color heavily determined the spread within the City. Premature mortality rates revealed the "weathering" of policy-targeted communiti…
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Wallace, Deborah
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Wallace, Rodrick
Responsibility
Deborah Wallace, Rodrick Wallace
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 77 p.) : 29 illus., 3 illus. in color
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9783030596248
9783030596231 (Print ed.)
9783030596255 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2192-3698
Subjects (MeSH)
COVID-19 - epidemiology
Healthcare Disparities
Health Policy
Health Status Disparities - ethnology
Minority Health
Sociology, Medical
Other Subjects
New York City
Specialty
Epidemiology
Infectious Disease Medicine
Minority Health
Public Health
Sociology, Medical
Abstract
This book is the first social epidemiological study of COVID-19 spread in New York City (NYC), the primary epicenter of the United States. New York City spread COVID-19 throughout the United States. The context of epicenter formation determined the rapid, extreme rise of NYC case and mortality rates. Decades of public policies destructive of poor neighborhoods of color heavily determined the spread within the City. Premature mortality rates revealed the "weathering" of policy-targeted communities: accelerated aging due to chronic stress. COVID attacks the elderly more severely than those under the age of 60. Communities with high proportions of prematurely aged residents proved fertile ground for COVID illness and mortality. The very public policies that created swaths of white wealth across much of Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn destroyed the human diversity needed to ride out crises. An exemplary study in health disparities, COVID-19 in New York City: An Ecology of Race and Class Oppression is essential reading for social epidemiologists, public health researchers of health disparities, those in public service tasked with addressing these problems, and infectious disease scientists who focus on spread in human populations of new zoonotic diseases. The brief also should appeal to students in these fields, civil rights scholars, science writers, medical anthropologists and sociologists, medical and public health historians, public health economists, and public policy scientists.
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1. Premature Death Rate Geography in New York City: Implications for COVID-19 -- 2. NYC COVID Markers at the ZIP Code Level -- 3. Prospero’s New Castles: COVID Infection and Premature Mortality in the NY Metro Region -- 4. Pandemic Firefighting vs. Pandemic Fire Prevention -- 5. Conclusion: Scales of Time in Disasters.
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The Economics of Obesity : Poverty, Income Inequality and Health

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Tahereh Alavi Hojjat, Rata Hojjat. --Singapore: Springer , 2017.
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This book offers a new perspective about the relationship of obesity to poverty and inequality providing a fascinating insight into the factors that influence individual choices regarding eating habits, diet and other behavioral patterns relevant to obesity. The authors explore a unique socioeconomic model that helps build the framework to understand the causes of obesity and its relation to health, science, and economics. An essential read for policy makers who are seeking a framework to addre…
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Alavi Hojjat, Tahereh
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Hojjat, Rata
Responsibility
Tahereh Alavi Hojjat, Rata Hojjat
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxviii, 84 pages) : 5 illus., 2 illus. in color
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9789811029110
9789811029103 (print ed.)
ISSN
2192-3698
Subjects (MeSH)
Diet - adverse effects
Health Status Disparities
Obesity - economics
Obesity - epidemiology
Poverty
Socioeconomic Factors
Other Subjects
United States
Abstract
This book offers a new perspective about the relationship of obesity to poverty and inequality providing a fascinating insight into the factors that influence individual choices regarding eating habits, diet and other behavioral patterns relevant to obesity. The authors explore a unique socioeconomic model that helps build the framework to understand the causes of obesity and its relation to health, science, and economics. An essential read for policy makers who are seeking a framework to address this problem.
Contents
1. Different Perspectives on Causes of Obesity -- 2. Consequences of Obesity -- 3. Economic Analysis: Behavioral Patterns and Diet Choice -- 4. Socioeconomic Factors: Poverty and Obesity -- 5. Income Inequality and Obesity -- 6. Data and Methodology: Empirical Investigation of the Relationship Among Obesity, Income Inequality, and Poverty -- 7. Food Policy Interventions -- 8. Concluding Comments.
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eHealth Solutions for Healthcare Disparities

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edited by Michael Christopher Gibbons. --New York, NY: Springer-Verlag , c2008.
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Gibbons, Michael Christopher
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edited by Michael Christopher Gibbons
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Date of Publication
c2008
ISBN
9780387728155
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Status Disparities
Healthcare Disparities
Medical Informatics
Public Health Informatics
Socioeconomic Factors
Telemedicine
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Eliminating Healthcare Disparities in America : Beyond the IOM Report

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edited by Richard Allen Williams. --Totowa, NJ: Humana Press , c2007.
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Williams, Richard Allen
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edited by Richard Allen Williams
Place of Publication
Totowa, NJ
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2007
ISBN
9781597454858
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Care Reform
Health Policy
Health Status Disparities
Healthcare Disparities
Quality of Health Care
Socioeconomic Factors
Other Subjects
United States
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e-Book
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Ethnic Differences in Fertility and Assisted Reproduction

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Fady I. Sharara, editor. --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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Over the past 10 years, studies have shown that the rates of fertility vary in different ethnic groups. Ethnic differences also play a significant role in the outcome of--and access to--assisted reproductive technology. In the United States, minority groups--African Americans, Hispanics (mainly Mexicans and Central Americans), East Asians (Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Filipinos) and South Asians (Indians, Pakistanis, and Bengalis)--have significantly lower chances of live births compared to Cauc…
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Sharara, Fady I
Responsibility
Fady I. Sharara, editor
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 255 p.)
ISBN
9781461475484
9781461475477 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Fertility
Health Status Disparities
Reproductive Health
Reproductive Techniques, Assisted
Abstract
Over the past 10 years, studies have shown that the rates of fertility vary in different ethnic groups. Ethnic differences also play a significant role in the outcome of--and access to--assisted reproductive technology. In the United States, minority groups--African Americans, Hispanics (mainly Mexicans and Central Americans), East Asians (Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Filipinos) and South Asians (Indians, Pakistanis, and Bengalis)--have significantly lower chances of live births compared to Caucasian women. Birth outcome data collected by the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology shows a worsening trend in conception rates between the years 1999-2000 and 2004-2006, raising more concern that the disparity in fertility rates between minority groups and white women is widening over time. Ethnic Differences in Fertility and Assisted Reproduction serves to answer the questions that arise when managing infertility in a multi-ethnic population. An expert assembly of key leaders in the field of Reproductive Medicine imparts insight and clinical experience in order to identify and analyze the possible causes of racial disparities in fertility outcome. Some of the reviewed causes include higher Body Mass Index (BMI), tubal diseases, metabolic syndrome, and fibroids in African Americans; tubal disease and higher early pregnancy loss in Hispanics; higher incidence of diminished ovarian reserve and lower BMI in East Asians; and higher incidence of polycystic ovarian disease (PCOS) in South Asians. A thoughtful combination of evidence-based medicine and advanced treatment options, this book is sure to distinguish itself as the definitive reference on ethnic differences in assisted reproduction.
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Introduction: the scope of the topic -- Racial and ethnic groups of interest in fertility research -- The impact of socio-cultural and economic factors in seeking fertility services -- Fertility differences among ethnic groups -- Disparities between Black and White women in Assisted Reproductve Technology (ART) -- Assisted reproductive outcomes in Hispanics -- Reproductive and ART outcomes in East Asian women -- Differences in fertility and assisted reproduction in South Asian women -- Ethnicity and IVF -- Ethnic disparity in oocyte donation outcome -- Frozen embryo transfer (FET) outcomes among racial and ethnic groups -- Understanding racial disparity in adverse pregnancy outcome -- Racial diversity and uterine leiomyoma -- The effect of obesity on fertility and ART success among ethnic groups -- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) across racial and ethnic groups -- Ethnicity and ovarian response: the role of FSH receptor genotype -- Ethnic differences in fertility and assisted reproduction: ethnic disparity in stem cell availability and research -- How can we bridge the gap? Role of insurance mandate -- Editorial: Towards a better understanding of racial disparities in utilization and outcomes of IVF treatment in the United States.
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Food Poverty and Insecurity : International Food Inequalities

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Martin Caraher, John Coveney, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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While there is not one global definition of the term "food poverty", the evidence from the chapters in this book suggest food poverty can be seen from three perspectives: 1) the causes and constraints facing both individuals, households, communities and policy makers, 2) constrained choices or the "lived experience" and 3) the health impacts or outcomes. As a working definition of food poverty, this approach suggests that where constraints are such that it is not possible for individuals or hou…
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Caraher, Martin
Coveney, John
Responsibility
Martin Caraher, John Coveney, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 126 p. : 7 illus. in color)
Series Title
Food Policy
ISBN
9783319238593
9783319238586 (print ed.)
ISSN
2365-4295
Subjects (MeSH)
Food Supply
Global Health
Health Status Disparities
Nutrition Policy
Poverty
Socioeconomic Factors
Abstract
While there is not one global definition of the term "food poverty", the evidence from the chapters in this book suggest food poverty can be seen from three perspectives: 1) the causes and constraints facing both individuals, households, communities and policy makers, 2) constrained choices or the "lived experience" and 3) the health impacts or outcomes. As a working definition of food poverty, this approach suggests that where constraints are such that it is not possible for individuals or households to consume a nutritionally adequate diet, they could be considered to be in food poverty. The modern food system has introduced new complexities to food insecurity with the growth of micro-nutrient inequalities. As a result of growing levels of poverty and inequality, hunger and obesity are not being faced by two different groups, but often by the same group. While the developed world faces a problem with overconsumption and chronic diseases, the developing world is addressing the double burden of hunger and over-consumption. Even in the developed world, nation states are facing the rise of modern malnutrition, which includes both over-consumption and the re-emergence of hunger: over-consumption combined with austerity. The volume undertakes a critical examination of food poverty and food security by addressing topics such as tensions over the role of the state, the movement towards rights and responsibilities around food, and the rising tide of food poverty. Auth ors also cover possible solutions at both national and city state levels. The editors conclude with a chapter that draws together the issues and locates solutions within a food policy framework of the total food system. These studies help reveal the complexities of food insecurity within a global context, with the goal of clarifying taken for granted assumptions in present discourses.
Contents
Food Poverty and Insecurity: The Poor in a World of Global Austerity -- Food Security Global Overview -- Food Issues Facing New and Emerging Economies of South East Asia -- The Paradox of Undernutrition and Obesity in South Africa: A Contextual Overview of Food Quality, Access and Availability in the New Democracy -- The Right to Food in India: Entitlements as Government Responsibility to Entitlements as Government Obligation -- Food Insecurity and Health Disparities: Experiences from New York City -- Creating New Links Between Agriculture And Food Aid: New Perspectives from France -- Food Banks: Big Society or Shunting Yards? Successful Failures -- The Rise of Food Inequality in Australia -- Work in Progress: Addressing Food Insecurity in Brazil -- Food Austerity; Concluding Thoughts and Reflections.
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Globalization and Health Inequities in Latin America

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Ligia Malagón de Salazar, Roberto Carlos Luján Villar, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book critically analyses the influence of international policies and guidelines on the performance of interventions aimed at reducing health inequities in Latin America, with special emphasis on health promotion and health in all policies strategies. While the implementation of these interventions plays a key role in strengthening these countries' capacity to respond to current and future challenges, the urgency and pressures of cooperation and funding agencies to show results consistent w…
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Malagón de Salazar, Ligia
Luján Villar, Roberto Carlos
Responsibility
Ligia Malagón de Salazar, Roberto Carlos Luján Villar, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 306 p.) : 46 illus., 35 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319672922
9783319672915 (print ed.)
9783319672939 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Policy
Health Status Disparities
Healthcare Disparities
Socioeconomic Factors
Other Subjects
Latin America
Specialty
Policy
Sociology, Medical
Abstract
This book critically analyses the influence of international policies and guidelines on the performance of interventions aimed at reducing health inequities in Latin America, with special emphasis on health promotion and health in all policies strategies. While the implementation of these interventions plays a key role in strengthening these countries' capacity to respond to current and future challenges, the urgency and pressures of cooperation and funding agencies to show results consistent with their own agendas not only hampers this goal, but also makes the territory invisible, hiding the real problems faced by most Latin American countries, diminishing the richness of local knowledge production, and hindering the development of relevant proposals that consider the territory's conditions and cultural identity. Departing from this general analysis, the authors search for answers to the following questions: Why, despite the importance of the theoretical advances r egarding actions to address social and health inequities, haven't Latin American countries been able to produce the expected results? Why do successful initiatives only take place within the framework of pilot projects? Why does the ideology of health promotion and health in all policies mainly permeate structures of the health sector, but not other sectors? Why are intersectoral actions conjunctural initiatives, which often fail to evolve into permanent practices? Based on an extensive literature review, case studies, personal experiences, and interviews with key informants in the region, Globalization and Health Inequities in Latin America presents a strategy that uses monitoring and evaluation practices for enhancing the capacity of Latin American and other low and middle-income countries to implement sustainable processes to foster inclusiveness, equity, social justice and human rights.
Contents
Part I: Introduction -- 1. Equity, Globalization and Health -- 2. Global response to social and health inequities -- 3. Main challenges to reduce health inequities in Latin America -- Part II: Latin American Experiences -- 4. Redlacpromsa: The Latin American and Caribbean Network of Health Promotion managers -- 5. Denaturalizing "long-lasting endemic diseases": social mobilization in the context of arboviral diseases in Brazil -- 6. Health promoting schools: implementation challenges, barriers and lessons from a case study -- 7. Health in the School Program: practicing intersectoriality with territorial basis for the future of Health in all Policies. (SETP / HiP) -- 8. Strategic Analysis of Health Care Practices for Homeless in Rio de Janeiro City, Brazil -- 9. Linking behavioral surveillance system to health promotion, and policy-making -- 10. Linking behavioral surveillance system to health promotion, and policy-making -- 11. La Cumbre, Valle del Cauca. The challenge of implementing sustainable territorial development. Critical factors and consequences in the reduction of inequities in health -- 12. Innovation in the small farmers' economy: good agricultural practices of Healthy Agriculture with associated rural enterprises in the Northern Cauca area in Colombia -- 13. Research in the Strategy of Healthy Communities in Mexico: Learning for the transformation of the practice against the Social Determinants of Health -- 14. Space management of health promotion: The dengue epidemic case in Perú -- Part III: Proposal -- 15. A bet for the reduction of health inequities in accordance to the conditions of the Latin American Region.
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Health Assets in a Global Context : Theory, Methods, Action

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edited by Antony Morgan, Maggie Davies, Erio Ziglio. --New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media , c2010.
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Morgan, Antony
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Davies, Maggie
Ziglio, Erio
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edited by Antony Morgan, Maggie Davies, Erio Ziglio
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer Science+Business Media
Date of Publication
c2010
ISBN
9781441959218
Subjects (MeSH)
Community Health Planning
Health Promotion
Health Status Disparities
Healthcare Disparities
Social Conditions
Subjects (LCSH)
Public health
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Health Disparities in Allergic Diseases : An Evidence-Based Look at Causes, Conditions, and Outcomes

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Mahboobeh Mahdavinia, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book comprehensively and thoroughly reviews the current literature regarding the impact of health disparities and socioeconomic factors on allergic diseases outcomes: such as food allergies and anaphylaxis. The morbidity associated with these conditions is significantly higher in under-privileged populations around the world, including groups who have experienced greater social or economic obstacles to health based on racial, socioeconomic, gender, geographic location. Health Disparities i…
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Mahdavinia, Mahboobeh
Responsibility
Mahboobeh Mahdavinia, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 230 p.) : 13 illus., 12 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030312220
9783030312213 (Print ed.)
9783030312237 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Global Health
Health Status Disparities
Healthcare Disparities
Hypersensitivity
Immune System Diseases
Specialty
Allergy and Immunology
Public Health
Abstract
This book comprehensively and thoroughly reviews the current literature regarding the impact of health disparities and socioeconomic factors on allergic diseases outcomes: such as food allergies and anaphylaxis. The morbidity associated with these conditions is significantly higher in under-privileged populations around the world, including groups who have experienced greater social or economic obstacles to health based on racial, socioeconomic, gender, geographic location. Health Disparities in Allergic Diseases presents evidence and reviews studies from both developed and developing countries that witness health disparities in allergic disease. Concise in format, Health Disparities in Allergic Diseases: An Evidence-Based Look at Causes, Conditions, and Outcomes is made up of 11 expertly written chapters and divided into two parts. It begins with an introductory on global health through an analysis of the theoretical framework of epidemiologic transition. Subsequent chapters then review the socioeconomic and racial variables in treating allergic diseases using a multifactorial approach. Part II discusses disparities in allergic conditions, including asthma health, rhinitis and rhinosinusitis, food allergy, and atopic dermatitis. The book concludes with an exploration of potential strategies to providing solutions for asthmatic impoverished populations. Health Disparities in Allergic Diseases is a practical resource that can be used by researchers and clinicians in the field of allergy who are interested in learning about health related disparities in the context of allergic conditions or who seek solutions for this important issue.
Contents
PART I. Introductory Chapters -- 1. Global Health: Reimagining Perspectives -- 2. Allergic diseases in the developing world, an emerging problem or an overseen issue? -- 3. Racial and ethnic disparity in allergic diseases in the United States example of a large country with a diverse population -- 4. Disparity in access to care and its impact on diagnosis and outcomes of allergic diseases -- PART II. Disparity on allergic conditions by disease -- 5. Disparity in rhinitis and rhinosinusitis -- 6. Disparities in Food Allergy -- 7. Asthma Health Disparities -- 8. Disparity in atopic dermatitis -- PART III. Providing solutions -- 9. School-based educational programs to improve the knowledge and outcome in allergic conditions -- 10. Providing feasible solutions for an asthmatic impoverished population -- 11. Global and national networks and their role in fighting disparity in allergic diseases.
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Health Disparities in Respiratory Medicine

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Lynn B. Gerald, Cristine E. Berry, editors. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Humana Press , c2016.
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This book discusses health disparities in respiratory medicine and suggests methods to reduce them. In the United States, health disparities are well documented in the care of patients with respiratory disorders, particularly among minorities who often have higher rates of disease and poorer health outcomes. Similarly, differences in health and health outcomes exist between differing socioeconomic groups, with lower income groups generally having poorer health and higher rates of chronic illnes…
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Gerald, Lynn B
Berry, Cristine E
Responsibility
Lynn B. Gerald, Cristine E. Berry, editors
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 364 p. : 48 illus., 18 illus. in color)
Series Title
Respiratory medicine
ISBN
9783319236759
9783319236742 (print ed.)
ISSN
2197-7372
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Status Disparities
Healthcare Disparities
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Abstract
This book discusses health disparities in respiratory medicine and suggests methods to reduce them. In the United States, health disparities are well documented in the care of patients with respiratory disorders, particularly among minorities who often have higher rates of disease and poorer health outcomes. Similarly, differences in health and health outcomes exist between differing socioeconomic groups, with lower income groups generally having poorer health and higher rates of chronic illness. Health Disparities in Respiratory Medicine investigates these differing outcomes through the complex connections between access and quality of treatment available to these groups. Chapters are organized around either causes, diseases, or types of care, including tobacco smoke exposure, environmental air quality, acute respiratory distress syndrome, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and end-of-life care. This volume is an ideal resource for pulmonologists, health care administrators, and policy makers who aim to understand disparities in respiratory medicine and take steps to improve the differences among groups.
Contents
Introduction to Health Disparities in Respiratory Medicine -- Health Disparities in Tobacco Smoking and Smoke Exposure -- Health Disparities Related to Environmental Air Quality -- Health Disparities in Occupational Exposures -- Health Disparities and Pulmonary Function Testing -- Health Disparities as They Relate to Medication Adherence -- Health Disparities in ARDS -- Social Disparities in Lung Growth and Respiratory Health -- Health Disparities in Asthma -- Health Disparities in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease -- Health Disparities and Tuberculosis -- Disparities in Lung Cancer Outcomes -- Health Disparities in Critical Illness -- Health Disparities in Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders -- Health Disparities in End-of-Life Care -- Where Do We Go From Here? Improving Disparities in Respiratory Health.
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Health Disparities : Weaving a New Understanding Through Case Narratives

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Adam Perzynski, Sarah Shick, Ifeolorunbode Adebambo, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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This uniquely accessible volume challenges professionals to understand—and help correct—health disparities, both at the patient level and in their larger social contexts. Dedicated to eradicating this ongoing injustice, contributors focus on marginalized populations, the role of healthcare systems in perpetuating inequities, the need for deeper engagement and listening by professionals, and the need for advocacy within professional education and the political/policy arena. The compelling case n…
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Perzynski, Adam
Shick, Sarah
Adebambo, Ifeolorunbode
Responsibility
Adam Perzynski, Sarah Shick, Ifeolorunbode Adebambo, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 246 p.) : 25 illus., 22 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030127718
9783030127701 (Print ed.)
9783030127725 (Print ed.)
9783030127732 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Healthcare Disparities
Health Status Disparities
Social Medicine
Socioeconomic Factors
Vulnerable Populations
Specialty
Health Services Administration
Social Medicine
Abstract
This uniquely accessible volume challenges professionals to understand—and help correct—health disparities, both at the patient level and in their larger social contexts. Dedicated to eradicating this ongoing injustice, contributors focus on marginalized populations, the role of healthcare systems in perpetuating inequities, the need for deeper engagement and listening by professionals, and the need for advocacy within professional education and the political/policy arena. The compelling case narratives at the core of the book illustrate the interrelated biopsychosocial components of patients’ health problems and the gradations of learning needed for practitioners to address them effectively. The book’s tools for developing a health disparities curriculum include a selection of workshop exercises, facilitator resources, and a brief guide to writing effective case narratives. A work of profound compassion, Health Disparities will be of considerable interest to researchers and practitioners interested in public health, population health, health disparities, and related fields such as sociology, social work, and narrative medicine. Its wealth of educational features also makes it a quality training text. "I was impressed when I read Health Disparities: Weaving a New Understanding through Case Narratives. As a patient who has experienced unpleasant situations in health care, I was moved to see that it was emotional and personal for the writers. The book confirms for me that the time is now for change to take place in our health care systems. I see this book as a light that can shine bright in the darkest places of health care. The editors have assembled a powerful book that provides all health professionals with specific steps they can take towards addressing and then eventually eliminating health disparities. A few steps that I really connected with were improving critical awareness, delivering quality care, listening and empathizing with patients and families, and advocating for changes. I recommend that anyone interested in working to improve health care obtain a copy of this book—it’s filled with useful information that every medical professional should know. The book reminds me of a quote by Wayne Dyer, 'When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.'" -Delores Collins, Founder and Executive Director, A Vision of Change Incorporated, Certified Community Health Worker. Founder of The Greater Cleveland Community Health Workers Association.
Contents
Part I. LBGT -- Part II. Race, Ethnicity and Culture -- Part III. Gender -- Part IV. Poverty -- Part V. Inequality -- Part VI. Immigration -- Part VII. Disability - Part VIII. Social Support -- Part IX. Addiction and Substance Use -- Part X. Aging -- Part XI. Technology -- Part XII. Education -- Part XIII. Mental Illness and Stigma -- Part XIV. Insurance -- Part XV. Fragmented Care -- Part XVI. Workshop, Activity and Facilitator Resources.
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Health Inequities in India : A Synthesis of Recent Evidence

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T.K. Sundari Ravindran, Rakhal Gaitonde, editors. --Singapore: Springer , c2018.
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This timely contribution to the global literature on health inequities approaches the subject through a synthesis and analysis of relevant published literature on India. Amongst the BRICS countries, India ranks the lowest in the gender-gap index and has the highest poverty rate, and there is clear evidence that socio-economic inequalities have increased in India in the twenty-first century. These have direct impact on the health conditions of its people; however, there has been relatively littl…
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Ravindran, T.K. Sundari
Gaitonde, Rakhal
Responsibility
T.K. Sundari Ravindran, Rakhal Gaitonde, editors
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxv, 239 p.) : 11 illus., 7 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811050893
9789811050886 (print ed.)
9789811050909 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Equity
Health Status Disparities
Healthcare Disparities
Other Subjects
India
Specialty
Sociology, Medical
Abstract
This timely contribution to the global literature on health inequities approaches the subject through a synthesis and analysis of relevant published literature on India. Amongst the BRICS countries, India ranks the lowest in the gender-gap index and has the highest poverty rate, and there is clear evidence that socio-economic inequalities have increased in India in the twenty-first century. These have direct impact on the health conditions of its people; however, there has been relatively little concerted research attention on health inequities in India. This volume fills the gap by synthesizing research evidence since the year 2000 on the topic. This is perhaps the first volume on this topic of such scope and breadth. Its uniqueness lies in the synthesis of evidence across a range of axes of disadvantages within a single volume: socio-economic position, caste, gender, other socially constructed vulnerabilities such as disability, HIV status, migrant status; and health-system factors contributing to or mitigating inequities in health. Each core chapter not only summarizes research findings but also engages critically with the perspectives reflected in the chapters and proposes a framework for understanding the mechanisms through which health inequities result. This volume highlights and addresses research gaps in both methodology and content, and is valuable to researchers and students of public health and allied health disciplines, including the social sciences, and also to policy makers and donors.
Contents
1. Structural Drivers of Inequities in Health -- 2. Conceptual Approaches to Examining Health Inequities -- 3. Research on Inequities and Inequalities in Health in India: A Mapping of the Field -- 4. Health inequities in India by Socio-economic Position -- 5. Inequities in Health in India and Dalit and Adivasi Populations -- 6. Gender-based Inequities in Health in India -- 7. Other Socially-Constructed Vulnerabilities: Focus on People Living with HIV/AIDS and Internal Migrants -- 8. The Role of the Health System -- 9. Health Equity Research: A Political Project.
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Health Outcomes in a Foreign Land : A Role for Epigenomic and Environmental Interaction

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Bernard Kwabi-Addo. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This stimulating volume uses multiple lenses to analyze the complex causes of health disparities affecting minorities, in particular African Americans, and explains how this knowledge can be used to reduce their destructive effects. Pinpointing genetic, non-genetic, and epigenetic factors underlying health conditions common to the population--including heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and cancer--the author traces intricate links among these factors in the current environmental and social…
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Kwabi-Addo, Bernard
Responsibility
Bernard Kwabi-Addo
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxvi, 324 pages) : 16 illus.
ISBN
9783319558653
9783319558646 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
African Americans
Genetic Phenomena
Health Status Disparities
Minority Health
Socioeconomic Factors
Abstract
This stimulating volume uses multiple lenses to analyze the complex causes of health disparities affecting minorities, in particular African Americans, and explains how this knowledge can be used to reduce their destructive effects. Pinpointing genetic, non-genetic, and epigenetic factors underlying health conditions common to the population--including heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and cancer--the author traces intricate links among these factors in the current environmental and social context. The section on non-genetic factors in health disparities, such as social determinants and health behaviors, adds depth to the ongoing discourse on public health and health policy objectives. And the chapters on gene/environment interactions outline the vast potential for developing new multidisciplinary frontiers in shrinking health inequities and personalizing care. Included in the coverage: The African diaspora and disease-specific disparities; The genetic basis to health disparities; The role of epigenetics; Economic factors and health; Psychological issues and how they affect disparities; Gene-environment interactions in health disparities; Race, a biological or social concept. Compelling and accessible, Health Outcomes in a Foreign Land will challenge and inspire medical students, epidemiologists, public health professionals, biomedical research scientists, and social scientists to go farther in their work. A wider audience would include policymakers, government officials, nurses, physicians, lawyers, economists, community outreach investigators, and interested general readers.
Contents
1. Introduction: The African Diaspora and Disease-Specific Disparities -- Part I: Genetic Factors -- 2. Genetic Basis of Health Disparity -- 3. The Role of Epigenetics -- Part II: Non-Genetic Factors -- 4. Economic Factors and Health Disparities -- 5. Social Determinants and Health Disparities -- 6. Behavior and Health Disparities -- 7. Health Literacy Deficits -- 8. The Impact of Culture on Health Disparities -- 9. Psychological Factors and Health Disparities -- Part III: Gene-Environment Interactions -- 10. Gene-Environment Interactions in Health Disparities -- 11. Race: a Biological or Social Concept -- 12. Translating Health Disparities.
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Health Without Borders : Epidemics in the Era of Globalization

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Paolo Vineis. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book discusses globalization and its impact on human health. The population of the world grew from 1 billion in 1800 to 7 billion in 2012, and over the past 50 years the mean temperature has risen faster than ever before. Both factors continue to rise, as well as health inequalities. Our environment is changing rapidly, with tremendous consequences for our health. These changes produce complex and constantly varying interactions between the biosphere, economy, climate and human health, for…
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Vineis, Paolo
Responsibility
Paolo Vineis
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 108 pages)
ISBN
9783319524467
9783319524450 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Environment
Epidemics
Global Health
Health Status Disparities
Internationality
Public Health
Socioeconomic Factors
Abstract
This book discusses globalization and its impact on human health. The population of the world grew from 1 billion in 1800 to 7 billion in 2012, and over the past 50 years the mean temperature has risen faster than ever before. Both factors continue to rise, as well as health inequalities. Our environment is changing rapidly, with tremendous consequences for our health. These changes produce complex and constantly varying interactions between the biosphere, economy, climate and human health, forcing us to approach future global health trends from a new perspective. Preventive actions to improve health, especially in low-income countries, are essential if our future is going to be a sustainable one. After a period of undeniable improvement in the health of the world's population, this improvement is likely to slow down and we will experience--at least locally--crises of the same magnitude as have been observed in financial markets since 2009. There is instability in health systems, which will worsen if preventive and buffering mechanisms do not take on a central role. We cannot exclude the possibility that the allied forces of poverty, social inequalities, climate change, industrial food and lack of governance will lead to a deterioration in the health of large sectors of the population. In low-income countries, while many of the traditional causes of death (infectious diseases) are still highly prevalent, other threats typical of affluent societies (obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases) are increasing. Africa is not only affected by malaria, TB and HIV, but also by skyrocketing rates of cancer. The book argues that the current situation requires effective and coordinated multinational interventions guided by the principle of health as a common good. An entirely competition-driven economy cannot--by its very nature--address global challenges that require full international cooperation. A communal global leadership is called for. Paolo Vineis is Chair of Environmental Epidemiology at Imperial College. His current research activities focus on examining biomarkers of disease risk as well as studying the effects of climate change on non-communicable diseases. "From morality to molecules, environment to equity, climate change to cancer, and politics to pathology, this is a wonderful tour of global health: consistently presented in a clear, readable format. Really, an important contribution." Professor Sir Michael Marmot Director, Institute of Health Equity University College London Author of "The Health Gap". "This book is a salutary and soundly argued reminder that the "common good" is not simply what remains after individuals and groups have appropriated the majority of societal resources: it is in fact the foundation on which any society rests and without which it collapses." Rodolfo Saracci Senior Visiting Scientist International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France.
Contents
1. The Double Debt: Economic and Environmental -- 2. An Overview of What Global Health Is -- 3. Food -- 4. Climate Change -- 5. The Environment -- 6. The Economic Crisis -- 7. Cancer: A Time Bomb in Poor Countries -- 8. The Epigenetic Landscape -- 9. The Political Choices -- 10. Public Health as a Common Good.
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Impact of energy balance on cancer disparities

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Deborah J. Bowen, Gerald V. Denis, Nathan A. Berger, editors. --Cham, Switzerland: Springer , c2014.
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This volume reviews disparities in cancer genetics, etiology, treatment and survivorship that are associated with differences in energy balance and how those differences and disparities may be affected by geography, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, biology, behavior and others. State-of-the-art strategies are outlined to alter these problems at the individual, community and policy levels. The book provides a comprehensive assessment of the multiple contributions of disparities in energy balance…
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Bowner, Deborah J.
Denis, Gerald V.
Berger, Nathan A.
Responsibility
Deborah J. Bowen, Gerald V. Denis, Nathan A. Berger, editors
Place of Publication
Cham, Switzerland
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 308 pages)
Series Vol.
v. 9
Series Title
Energy balance and cancer
ISBN
9783319061030 (electronic bk.)
9783319061023
Subjects (MeSH)
Energy metabolism - physiology
Health Status Disparities
Neoplasms - ethnology
Neoplasms - metabolism
Obesity - complications
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer - Research
Abstract
This volume reviews disparities in cancer genetics, etiology, treatment and survivorship that are associated with differences in energy balance and how those differences and disparities may be affected by geography, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, biology, behavior and others. State-of-the-art strategies are outlined to alter these problems at the individual, community and policy levels. The book provides a comprehensive assessment of the multiple contributions of disparities in energy balance and how they affect cancer. this volume should constitute a valuable resource to disparity focused investigators at all levels and serve s an important guide to professionals that deal with these issues, especially those who determine and implement policy.
Contents
Obesity and Cancer in Appalachia -- Disparities in Cancer Outcomes: A UK Perspective -- Behavioral Differences Leading to Disparities in Energy Balance and Cancer -- Impact of Obesity, Race, and Ethnicity on Cancer Survivorship -- The Biology of Aging: Role in Cancer, Metabolic Dysfunction, and Health Disparities -- Energy Balance and Multiple Myeloma in African Americans -- Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Obesity and Inflammatory Genes in African Americans with Colorectal Cancer -- Ethnic Differences in Insulin Resistance as a mediator of Cancer Disparities -- Role of Ethnic Differences in Mediators of Energy Balance -- Community-Based Strategies to Alter Energy Balance in Underserved Breast Cancer Survivors -- The Role of Policy in Reducing Inflammation -- Cancer Prevention through Policy Interventions that Alter Childhood Disparities in Energy.
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Oral health in America : removing the stain of disparity

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edited by Henrie M. Treadwell, and Caswell A. Evans. --Washington, DC: American Public Health Association , c2019.
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Treadwell, Henrie M.
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edited by Henrie M. Treadwell, and Caswell A. Evans.
Place of Publication
Washington, DC
Publisher
American Public Health Association
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource
ISBN
9780875533056
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Services Accessibility
Health Status Disparities
Oral Health
United States
Specialty
Dentistry
Population Health
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e-Book
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Rural Health Disparities : Public Health, Policy, and Planning Approaches

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Monica M. Taylor. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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This innovative resource offers a unique, multidisciplinary approach for the utilization of planning theory to eliminate health disparities in rural communities. The book provides tools in the public health, policy, and planning disciplines to help resolve significant differences in life expectancy and quality of life in these communities, concluding with a progressive vision for alleviating geographical health disparities on a local, national, and global scale. Chapters highlight models and ap…
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Taylor, Monica M.
Responsibility
Monica M. Taylor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 60 p.) : 3 illus. in color
Series
SpringerBriefs in Public Health
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9783030114671
9783030114664 (Print ed.)
9783030114688 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2192-3698
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Planning
Health Policy
Health Status Disparities
Public Health Administration
Rural Health
Social Determinants of Health
Specialty
Health Planning
Policy
Population Health
Social Medicine
Abstract
This innovative resource offers a unique, multidisciplinary approach for the utilization of planning theory to eliminate health disparities in rural communities. The book provides tools in the public health, policy, and planning disciplines to help resolve significant differences in life expectancy and quality of life in these communities, concluding with a progressive vision for alleviating geographical health disparities on a local, national, and global scale. Chapters highlight models and approaches best suited to addressing this public health concern, suggesting action strategies focused around each of the three focus areas: 1. Public health: Elucidation of the contextual factors impacting the health of rural communities by: reporting statistical updates on a range of chronic and infectious diseases that disproportionately affect rural populations both globally and in the U.S.; providing discourse on the importance of addressing critical social determinants (global and national) that impede optimal health outcomes among rural populations; and, acknowledging the compositional factors of individuals who reside in rural spaces. 2. Public policy: Application of specific policy models to garner both public and political will towards sustainable policy change to improve healthy living in rural spaces. 3. Rural planning: Identification of national and international planning models that can be used to design strategic plans targeted to improve quality of life, create sustainable development, and establish economic well-being and growth in rural communities. Rural Health Disparities: Public Health, Policy, and Planning Approaches will find an engaged audience among non-profit organizations, planners, public health practitioners, policy analysts, and public interest groups, as well as rural health advocates and students enrolled in planning, public policy, and/or public health courses.
Contents
1. National and Global Rural Health Crisis: Spatial Injustice -- 2. Environmental Injustices in Rural America -- 3. Public Health Solutions to Rural Health Disparities -- 4. Rural Health Disparities: The Policy Perspective -- 5. Rural Health Disparities: The Planning Perspective -- 6. Conclusion: A Progressive Vision.
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Social Determinants of Health in Non-communicable Diseases : Case Studies from Japan

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Katsunori Kondo, editor. --Singapore: Springer , c2020.
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This open access book is the first compilation that reviews a wide range of social determinants of health (SDHs) for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and healthy ageing in Japan. With the highest life expectancy and the largest elderly population in the world, Japan has witnessed health inequality by region and social class becoming more prevalent since the 2000s. The first half of this volume describes in detail major NCDs, such as cancers, heart and kidney diseases, diabetes, stroke, and meta…
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Kondo, Katsunori
Responsibility
Katsunori Kondo, editor
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 328 p.) : 36 illus., 25 illus. in color
Series Title
Springer series on epidemiology and public health
ISBN
9789811518317
9789811518300 (Print ed.)
9789811518324 (Print ed.)
9789811518331 (Print ed.)
ISSN
1869-7933
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Status Disparities
Social Determinants of Health
Other Subjects
Japan
Specialty
Epidemiology
Sociology, Medical
Abstract
This open access book is the first compilation that reviews a wide range of social determinants of health (SDHs) for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and healthy ageing in Japan. With the highest life expectancy and the largest elderly population in the world, Japan has witnessed health inequality by region and social class becoming more prevalent since the 2000s. The first half of this volume describes in detail major NCDs, such as cancers, heart and kidney diseases, diabetes, stroke, and metabolic syndrome. The second half, on the other hand, explores various SDHs relating to healthy ageing. All chapters review and focus on SDHs, particularly health inequality associated with socio-economic status and social capital, which are widely addressed in the field of social epidemiology. The book makes the argument that “Health for All” advocated by the WHO should be implemented based on social justice and benefits for the greater society. Public health researchers and policymakers, both in Japan and other nations, will gain scientific evidence from this book to prepare for the coming era as ageing becomes a global issue. Katsunori Kondo is Professor of Social Epidemiology and Health Policy, Center for Preventive Medical Sciences and the Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Japan. He is also Head of Department of Gerontological Evaluation at the Center for Gerontology and Social Science, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology.
Contents
1. The Social Determinants of Health and Trends Concerning Health Disparity -- 2. Behavioral Problems in Children -- 3. Metabolic Syndrome -- 4. Cancer and Socioeconomic Status -- 5. Coronary Heart Disease -- 6. Stroke -- 7. Chronic Kidney Disease -- 8. Diabetes Mellitus -- 9. Suicide -- 10. Depression -- 11. Dementia -- 12. Falls and Related Bone Fractures -- 13. Malnutrition in Older People -- 14. Oral Health -- 15. Healthy Aging: IADL and Functional Disability -- 16. Life Course Epidemiology -- 17. Social Capital and Health -- 18. Access to Healthcare and Health Disparities -- 19. Measures of Health Disparities and Health Impact Assessment -- 20. What Measures Can Be Taken to Reduce Health Disparity?
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