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Racial And Ethnic Minorities

Carol Easley Allen and Cheryl E. Easley

in Social Injustice and Public Health

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780195171853
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865352 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171853.003.0003
Racial And Ethnic Minorities

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This chapter describes the impact of social injustice on the health of racial and ethnic minorities, the roots and underlying issues of this social injustice, specific implications of social injustice for racial and ethnic minorities, and an agenda of what needs to be done. This agenda includes ensuring cultural confidence among health professionals and institutions, increasing recruitment and retention of minority youth into health professions, attending to clear health communication to address health literacy problems, reducing poverty and addressing factors that create poverty, addressing racial discrimination, and performing research.

Keywords: cultural competence; discrimination; poverty; health care; African Americans; Latinos; Asian Americans; Native Hawaiians; Pacific Islanders; Native Americans

Chapter.  8692 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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