Health Disparities: Epidemiology, Racial/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Risk Factors and Strategies for Elimination

Owen T. Jackson (Editor)
Kathleen A. Evans (Editor)

Series: Public Health in the 21st Century
BISAC: SOC057000


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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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In this book, the authors present topical research in the study of the racial/ethnic and socioeconomic risk factors and strategies for the elimination of health disparities. Topics discussed include the cessation and prevention of tobacco use for indigenous populations; understanding the true burden of cancer in American Indian and Alaska Native communities; understanding cardiovascular disparities between Maori and non-Maori indigenous populations in New Zealand; reducing health disparities of culturally-diverse minority populations through transcultural nursing in the home; childhood trauma and health disparities; dismantling racism to improve health equity; the impact of language barriers on healthcare utilization among Hispanic construction workers; and white and minority screenings in colorectal cancer prevention. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )


Tobacco Use, Cessation and Prevention for Indigenous Populations: Review of Current Evidence and Future Perspectives
(Kristin V. Carson, Thomas A. Robertson, Malcolm P. Brinn, Vicki L. Clifton, Adrian J. Esterman, Matthew Peters, Brian J. Smith, T he Clinical Practice Unit, The Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research, Adelaide, Australia, and others)

Understanding the True Burden of Cancer in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities
(Judith Salmon Kaur, Linda Burhansstipanov, Linda U. Krebs, Native American Programs, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA, and others)
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Understanding Cardiovascular Disparities between Mâori and Non-Mâori in New Zealand: Is There a Way to Reduce these Disparities?
(Allamanda F. Faatoese, Suzanne G. Pitama, J. Elisabeth Wells, Vicky A. Cameron, Christchurch Heart Institute, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand, and others)
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Reducing Health Disparities of Culturally-Diverse Minority Populations through Transcultural Nursing in the Home
(Louise Woerner, Mark Duheme, Larry Zielinski, Suzanne Turchetti, HCR Home Care, Rochester, NY, USA)

Health Disparities: Creating Equity through Addressing Trauma
(Dominica McBride, Yolanda Williams, Become, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Dismantling Racism to Improve Health Equity
(Stephen C. Nelson, Heather W. Hackman, Pediatric Hematology, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, and others)

The Impact of Language Barriers on Healthcare Utilization among Hispanic Construction Workers
(Xiuwen Sue Dong, Xuanwen Wang, Julie Largay, C. Jeffery Waddoups, Alissa Fujimoto, CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, USA, and others)

Making an Informed Decision about Colorectal Cancer Screening: A Closer Examination of Patient-Provider Communication
(Jenna L. Davis, Kyrel L. Buchanan, B. Lee Green, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, USA, and others)


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