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A History of the Movement to Address Health Disparities

Jade L. Dell and Steven Whitman

in Urban Health

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199731190
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199866465 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731190.003.0002
A History of the Movement to Address Health Disparities

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This chapter begins with a review of health disparities in the time of slavery and during the Reconstruction era, the desegregation of health care, and federal health programs and policies. It then discusses the health status of minority people, the Healthy People movement, and the use of the Using Healthy People paradigm to measure health disparities in real time.

Keywords: health disparities; health policy; public health; Healthy People movement; health programs

Chapter.  8791 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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