Eliminating Healthcare Disparities in America: Beyond the IOM Report by Richard Allen WilliamsEliminating Healthcare Disparities in America: Beyond the IOM Report by Richard Allen Williams

Eliminating Healthcare Disparities in America: Beyond the IOM Report

EditorRichard Allen Williams

Paperback | November 5, 2010

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In this book, Dr. Richard Allen Williams has assembled the very best scholars on healthcare disparities to raise the public consciousness of this issue. Arranged into discrete categories, this volume contains comprehensive coverage, both historical and current, of the healthcare disparity crisis currently plaguing our country in hopes of leading us all to a brighter future.
Title:Eliminating Healthcare Disparities in America: Beyond the IOM ReportFormat:PaperbackDimensions:500 pagesPublished:November 5, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617379344

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents Preface Richard Allen Williams, M.D. Introduction The Honorable Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. Foreward Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D. Acknowledgements Richard Allen Williams, M.D. Underlying Causes of Healthcare Disparities 1. Historical Perspectives on Healthcare Disparities: Is the Past Prologue? Richard Allen Williams, M.D. 2. Epidemiology of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health and Healthcare George A. Mensah, M.D. , FACP, FACC Maleeka Glover, ScD, MPH 3. Cultural Diversity in Medicine and in Healthcare Delivery Richard Allen Williams, M.D. Current Problems 4. Healthcare and the Politics of Race M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. 5. Barriers to Eliminating Disparities in Clinical Practice: Lessons From the IOM Report Joseph R. Betancourt, M.D., M.P.H. Angela Maina, B.S. 6. Second-Class Medicine: Implications of Evidence-Based Medicine for Improving Minority Access to the Correct Pharmaceutical Therapy Randall W. Maxey, M.D., Ph.D. Richard Allen Williams, M.D. John Sankofa 7. The Diversity Benefit: How Does Diversity Among Health Professionals Address Public Needs? Brian D. Smedley, Ph. D. Approaches to Correcting the Problems 8. The Role of Health Plans in Eliminating Disparities John W. Rowe, M.D. Laura Donna, M.B.A. 9. Eliminating Healthcare Disparities Through Quality Improvement Kevin Fiscella, M.D., M.P.H. 10. Eliminating Racial Discrimination in Healthcare: A Call for State Healthcare Anti-Discrimination Law Vernellia R. Randall, M.S.N., J.D. 11. Quality of Care and Health Disparities: The Evolving Role of Government Garth N. Graham, M.D., M.P.H. 12. The Role of Communities in Eliminating Disparities in Healthcare: Getting Down to the Grass Roots JudyAnn Bigby, M.D. 13. The Potential Impact of Performance Incentive Programs on Racial Disparities in Healthcare Alyna Chien, M.D., M.S. Examples of What Works 14. Monitoring Socioeconomic Determinants for Healthcare Disparities : Tools From the Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project Nancy Krieger, Ph.D. 15. The Association of Black Cardiologists: A Small-Group Success Story Richard Allen Williams, M.D. 16. Breathe Easy In Seattle: Addressing Asthma Disparities Through Healthier Housing James Krieger, M.D., M.P.H. Tim K. Takaro, M.D., M.P.H., M.S. Janice Rabkin, M.P.H., Ph. D. 17. Access Health Solutions: A Minority Physician Network Model That Works Kathy B. Jackson, Ph. D. 18. Carolinas Association for Community Health Equity-CACHE: A Role Model for Community Health Organizations Yele Aluko, M.D. Concluding Recommendations 19. Principles for Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare John Z. Ayanian, M.D., M.P.P. Richard Allen Williams, M.D. Index

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"Richard Allen Williams has assembled a diverse group of contributors - academic researchers, activists, frontline practitioners, and officials of public health agencies - to produce what could have been a sort of interim progress report on the attempt to achieve racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic equity in the quality of health care. . the core of this collection, offer much that will be of interest to those who are not familiar with the field." (H. Jack Geiger, The New England Journal of Medicine, March, 2008)"In Eliminating Healthcare Disparities In America: Beyond the IOM Report, Richard A. Williams has assembled a fine collection of articles that thoughtfully address the issue of health care disparities in the aftermath of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Unequal Treatment. I recommend the book to experts and novices interested in the topic. The book is divided into 5 sections . ." (Darrell J. Gaskin, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 298 (24), 2007)"Dr. Richard Allen Williams provides a timely text that illuminates the issue of healthcare disparities in a clear and concise format. . This extraordinary presentation of disparities which has as its first reference, the Bible, is a must read for anyone interested in African American history. . this timely book is a must read for anyone interested in healthcare disparities and all healthcare providers and administrators in the healthcare field." (Elise D. Cook, JAMA, September, 2007)