An Introduction to Health Disparities in the United States
"The text is state-of-the-art in its analysis of health
disparities from both domestic and international perspectives.
Minority Populations and Health: An Introduction to Health
Disparities in the United States is a welcome addition to the field
because it widens access to the complex issues underlying the
health disparities problem. "-- Preventing Chronic Disease/CDC,
"This is a very comprehensive, evidence-based book dealing with
the health disparities that plague the United States. This is a
welcome and valuable addition to the field of health care for
minority groups in the United States."-- Doody's Publishers
Bulletin, August 2005
"Health isn?t color-blind. Racial minorities
disproportionately suffer from some diseases, but experts say race
alone doesn?t completely account for the disparities.
Newsweek's Jennifer Barrett Ozols spoke with Thomas LaVeist,
director of the Center for Health Disparities Solutions at Johns
Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and author of the
upcoming book, "Minority Populations and Health: An Introduction to
Health Disparities in the U.S." (Jossey-Bass) about race and
medicine. "-- MSNBC/Newsweek interview with author Thomas L.
LaVeist, February 2005
"The book is readable and organized to be quickly read with
specifics readily retrievable. It is comprehensive and visual."--
Journal of the American Medical Association, September 2005
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