Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621494
Title:
Reducing and eliminating health disparities through prevention and public health
Authors:
Blumenthal, Daniel S.
Abstract:
African Americans suffer more from health disparities than any other racial or ethnic group. In fact, African Americans have the highest mortality rate from every major cause of death. If public health is (as it fancies itself) social justice in health and health care, then it must address this injustice. The underlying cause of disparities is social determinants: income, education, discrimination, powerlessness, and other social factors. In the long run, a “level playing field” must be developed for these factors. But considerable progress in reducing disparities can be achieved through health promotion and disease prevention initiatives that focus on lifestyle determinants of health: tobacco control, improvements in diet, increases in physical activity, firearm control, and other wellknown measures
Affiliation:
Morehouse School of Medicine
Publisher:
Georgia Public Health Association
Journal:
Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association
Issue Date:
2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621494
Additional Links:
www.gapha.org/jgpha/jgpha-archives/
Type:
Presentation
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
jGPHA Volume 6, Number 1 (2016)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBlumenthal, Daniel S.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-13T19:53:23Z-
dc.date.available2017-06-13T19:53:23Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621494-
dc.description.abstractAfrican Americans suffer more from health disparities than any other racial or ethnic group. In fact, African Americans have the highest mortality rate from every major cause of death. If public health is (as it fancies itself) social justice in health and health care, then it must address this injustice. The underlying cause of disparities is social determinants: income, education, discrimination, powerlessness, and other social factors. In the long run, a “level playing field” must be developed for these factors. But considerable progress in reducing disparities can be achieved through health promotion and disease prevention initiatives that focus on lifestyle determinants of health: tobacco control, improvements in diet, increases in physical activity, firearm control, and other wellknown measuresen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherGeorgia Public Health Associationen
dc.relation.urlwww.gapha.org/jgpha/jgpha-archives/en
dc.subjectAccident Fallsen
dc.subjectAlcholen
dc.subjectDocumentationen
dc.subjectHealth Careen
dc.titleReducing and eliminating health disparities through prevention and public healthen
dc.typePresentationen
dc.contributor.departmentMorehouse School of Medicineen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the Georgia Public Health Associationen
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