There are approximately 160 million descendants of the Transatlantic Slave Trade living today throughout the Western Hemisphere. The International Conference on Health in the African Diaspora – ICHAD 2012 – explored how this population is faring and what can be done to improve their health. From Canada to Argentina, people of African descent share a common ancestral history of forced migration and marginalization that provides an important ‘case study’ for understanding the complex relationship health, history, and the broader human experience.
Legacy of the Crossing deploys solid research to chart the health status and outcomes among descendants of the Transatlantic slave trade. Leading scholars and health advocates from Belize, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama, Nicaragua, United States and Venezuela share insights on chronic disease, HIV/AIDS, infant and maternal mortality and the social determinants of health. This book is required reading for those who want to understand and solve health disparities.
Publication Date: October 16, 2012 | ISBN-10: 111804908X | ISBN-13: 978-1118049082 | Edition: 2
Race, Ethnicity and Health, Second Edition, is a new and critical selection of hallmark articles that address health disparities in America. It effectively documents the need for equal treatment and equal health status for minorities. Intended as a resource for faculty and students in public health as well as the social sciences, it will be also be valuable to public health administrators and frontline staff who serve diverse racial and ethnic populations. The book brings together the best peer reviewed research literature from the leading scholars and faculty in this growing field, providing a historical and political context for the study of health, race, and ethnicity, with key findings on disparities in access, use, and quality. This volume also examines the role of health care providers in health disparities and discusses the issue of matching patients and doctors by race.
Publication Date: April 11, 2005 | ISBN-10: 0787964131 | ISBN-13: 978-0787964139 | Edition: 1I have taught courses on minority heath and health disparities at the Johns Hopkins University for many years. I had always lamented that there was no textbook for my course. This was not befitting the importance of the issues addressed in such classes.
Minority health will be central to public health, medicine, nursing, social work and public policy for the foreseeable future. As the U.S. becomes a "majority-minority" population, there will be an increased need for health and social services professionals to be knowledgeable about the ethnic groups we now call “minorities.” Yet, I am shocked by how few universities offer courses on minority health or health disparities. One day it occurred to me that if I didn't do something to facilitate the development of minority health courses I was part of the problem, so I decided to do something about it.
Minority Populations and Health is a textbook that offers a complete foundation in the core issues and theoretical frameworks for the development of policy and interventions to address race disparities in health-related outcomes. This book covers U.S. health and social policy, the role of race and ethnicity in health research, social factors contributing to mortality, longevity and life expectancy, quantitative and demographic analysis and access, and utilization of health services. Instructors material available at minorityhealth.com
The Information and Advice You Need to Choose the Right College
Making the right decision requires having all the right information. The DayStar Guide to Colleges for African American Students outlines what every African American student needs to know to find the right college, get in, and start laying the foundation for a successful career.
Written specifically for African Americans, this book contains candid advice from successful African American professionals, expert admissions tips, and detailed information on top schools for African American students -- everything you need to make one of the most important decisions in your life.
The DayStar Guide to Colleges for African American Students includes:
* Ratings of both the academic and social life for African Americans at more than 400 U.S. colleges and universities, based on a nationwide survey of African American professionals in education
* In-Depth Profiles of the best 100 Colleges for African American students
* Facts and Fiqures on the African American students and faculty at hundreds of colleges and universities including information on black studies progams and African American organizations, enrollment, graduation rates, and more
* Information on historically black colleges and universities and universities not included in most college guidebooks
Written specifically for African Americans, this unique and realistic guide leads parents and students through the steps that should be taken at every grade level in order to gain acceptance into the most suitable college available. Through long-term planning and execution, students will be able to develop the long-term extracurricular activities that are the hallmarks of the well-rounded academics that admissions officials seek. Activities that show dedication and commitment to an applicant’s social surroundings—such as volunteering and community service—are highlighted for their desirability and their positive demonstration of time management abilities. Lists of historically black colleges and universities, a catalog of scholarship-granting organizations, and examples of successful interview answers round out this invaluable college preparation manual for conscientious parents and ambitious students.
How are you going to pay for college?With the costs of college these days, financial aid isn't an option; it’s a necessity. But how do you know you’re getting everything you deserve? Eight Steps to Help Black Families Pay for College walks you through this daunting process. Inside you’ll learn how to:
·Get a handle on the financial aid process; learn about loans, scholarships, grants, and work-study programs
·Approach financial aid with the right attitude and make debt work for you
·Choose the right school–and understand how cost factors into college selection
·Utilize long- and short-term strategies to get the maximum aid you need
·Assess and respond to financial aid offers
·Pay back loans responsibly
You’ll also gain insight into how the government and colleges determine your expected family contribution (EFC). As a bonus, you’ll discover the role affirmative action plays in the admissions decision. We’ve even included real-life stories to help you avoid financial aid gaffes and pitfalls.
Learn how to make informed action pay off now and in the long run so that one day you can give back to your alma mater and your community.