Social Injustice and Public Health

Paperback | August 8, 2013

EditorBarry S. Levy, Victor W. Sidel

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This second edition of Social Injustice and Public Health is a comprehensive, up-to-date, evidence-based resource on the relationship of social injustice to many aspects of public health. With contributions from leading experts in public health, medicine, health, social sciences, and otherfields, this integrated book documents the adverse effects of social injustice on health and makes recommendations on what needs to be done to reduce social injustice and thereby improve the public's health. Social Injustice and Public Health is divided into four parts:* The nature of social injustice and its impact on public health* How the health of specific population groups is affected by social injustice* How social injustice adversely affects medical care, infectious and chronic non-communicable disease, nutrition, mental health, violence, environmental and occupational health, oral health, and aspects of international health* What needs to be done, such as addressing social injustice in a human rights context, promoting social justice through public health policies and programs, strengthening communities, and promoting equitable and sustainable human developmentWith 78 contributors who are experts in their respective subject areas, this textbook is ideal for students and practitioners in public health, medicine, nursing, and other health sciences. It is the definitive resource for anyone seeking to better understand the social determinants of health andhow to address them to reduce social injustice and improve the public's health.

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This second edition of Social Injustice and Public Health is a comprehensive, up-to-date, evidence-based resource on the relationship of social injustice to many aspects of public health. With contributions from leading experts in public health, medicine, health, social sciences, and otherfields, this integrated book documents the adve...

Barry S. Levy, M.D., M.P.H., is an Adjunct Professor of Public Health at Tufts University School of Medicine and a past president of the American Public Health Association (APHA), and has had extensive experience in public health practice, education, research, and consulting, both in the United States and 20 other countries. He has wri...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:August 8, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199939225

ISBN - 13:9780199939220

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William H. Foege: ForewordPart I: Introduction1. Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel: The Nature of Social Injustice and Its Impact on Public HealthBox 1-1: Concepts of Social JusticeOmar Khan and David MKI Liu: Box 1-2: Science and Social JusticeAppendix to Chapter 1: Universal Declaration of Human RightsPart II: How the Health of Specific Population Groups Is Affected by Social Injustice2. Michael Marmot and Ruth Bell: Socioeconomically Disadvantaged People3. Carol Easley Allen and Cheryl E. Easley: Racial and Ethnic MinoritiesCarol Easley Allen and Cheryl E. Easley4. Gina Maranto and Judy Norsigian: WomenBox 4-1: "Our Bodies, Our Votes" CampaignBox 4-2: Engagement of Men in Gender-Based Violence Prevention5. Sara Rosenbaum and Kay A. Johnson: ChildrenBox 5-1: How the United States Compares with Other Developed Countries Developed CountriesKathryn bolles and Sarita Fritzler: Box 5-2: Saving Children's Lives in Developing Countries6. Carroll L. Estes and Steven P. Wallace: Older People7. Emilia Lombardi and Talia Bettcher: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender/Transsexual Individuals8. Nora Ellen Groce: People with DisabilitiesBox 8-1: TerminologyBox 8-2: Disability and EducationBox 8-3: Similarities and Differences among People with DisabilitiesBox 8-4: Disability during Times of Disaster and Political Upheaval9. Ernest M. Drucker: Incarcerated PeopleWilliam Schulz: Box 9-1: Political Prisoners10. Lisa Arangua and Lillian Gelberg: Homeless PeopleBailus Walker, Jr.: Box 10-1: Substandard Housing and Its Impact on Health11. Michael Toole: Forced Migrants: Refugees and Internally Displaced PersonsPart III: How Social Injustice Affects Health12. Oliver Fein and H. Jack Geiger: Medical CareSteffie Woolhandler and David U. Himmelstein: Box 12-1: Single-payer Health Care13. Joia S. Mukherjee and Paul E. Farmer: Infectious Disease14. J. Larry Brown: NutritionBox 14-1: Definitions of Key TermsBox 14-2: Obesity15. Karen R. Siegel, K.M. Venkat Narayan, and Derek Yach: Chronic Non-Communicable Disease16. Carles Muntaner, Edwin Ng, Haejoo Chung, and William W. Eaton: Mental Health17. James A. Mercy and Sarah DeGue: ViolenceBarry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel: Box 17-1: War and Other Forms of Armed ConflictVictor W. Sidel and Barry S. Levy: Box 17-2: The International Arms TradeRobert M. Gould and Patrice M. Sutton: Box 17-3: Nuclear Weapons and Social InjusticeVictor W. Sidel and Barry S. Levy: Box 17-4: Genocide18. Colin D. Butler and Anthony J. McMichael: Environmental HealthBailus Walker, Jr.: Box 18-1: Substandard Housing and Its Impact on HealthLinda Young Landesman, Micheal A. Kemp, and Kay C. Goss: Box 18-2: Impact of Natural Disasters on Social Justice19. Andrea Kidd Taylor and Linda Rae Murray: Occupational Health and SafetyEllen R. Shaffer and Joseph E. Brenner: Box 19-1: Economic Globalization20. Myron Allukian, Jr., Alice M. Horowitz, and Chloe A. Wong: Oral HealthBox 20-1: Oral Health Inequalities in Developing Countries21. Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel: International healthBox 21-1: Trafficking in PersonsBox 21-2: Hunger and Malnutrition in Developing CountriesBox 21-3: Export of Hazardous Substances from Developed Countries to Developing CountriesPart IV: What Needs To Be Done22. Sofia Gruskin and Paula Braveman: Addressing Social Injustice in a Human Rights ContextCarmen Nevarez: Box 22-1: Promoting the Rights of "Undocumented Immigrants"23. Alonzo Plough: Promoting Social Justice Through Public Health Policies, Programs, and Services24. Robert E. Aronson, Kay Lovelace, John W. Hatch, and Tony L. Whitehead: Strengthening Communities and the Roles of Individuals in Building Community LifeGail Snetro-Plewman and Angela Brasington: Box 24-1: Strengthening Communities in Developing Countries25. Robert S. Lawrence: Promoting Social Justice Through Education in Public HealthBox 25-1: International Declaration of Health Rights26. Nancy Krieger: Researching Critical Questions on Social Justice and Public Health: An Ecosocial Perspective27. Peter Weiss and Henry A. Freedman: Protecting Human Rights through International and National LawLeonard S. Rubenstein and Vincent Iacopino: Box 27-1: Preventing Torture28. Oliver Fein and Charlotte Phillips: Learning from the Social Movements of the 1960sArthur Chen and Peggy Saika: Box 28-1: The Occupy Wall Street Movement29. Richard Jolly: Promoting Equitable and Sustainable Human DevelopmentRaymond C. Offenheiser and M. Porter McConnell: Box 29-1: The Roles of International Non-governmental Organizations in Promoting Equitable and Sustainable Human DevelopmeMark Sidel: Box 29-2: The Roles of Foundations in Promoting Equitable and Sustainable Human DevelopmentAppendix: Organizations Addressing Issues of Social Injustice and Public Health