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Toward equity in health : a new global approach to health disparities
Health Disparities Conference (1st : 2006 : Columbia University)
Publication Information:
New York : Springer, [2008]

Physical Description:
xxiii, 562 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
General Note:
Papers from the first annual Health Disparities Conference, held March 2006 at Columbia University and organized by the Research Group on Disparities in Health of Teachers College, Columbia University.
Introduction: the forces driving and embodied within a new field of equity in health -- Challenges in eliminating health disparities -- Toward evidence-based and culturally appropriate models for reducing global health disparities: an Africanist perspective -- New paradigms for inclusive health care: toward individual patient and population health -- What types of public health proposals should agencies be funding and what types of evidence should matter?: scientific and ethical considerations -- Income-related health disparity and its determinants in New York State: racial/ethnic and geographical comparisons -- Perspectives on mechanisms of racial disparities in hypertension -- Incessant displacement and health disparities -- Strategies for reducing disparities in African Americans' receipt and use of mental health services -- Genetics or social forces? racial disparities in infant mortality -- A psychosocial model of resilience theory and research: a recommended paradigm for studying African Americans' beliefs and practices toward colon cancer screening -- Eliminating disparities in health and disease outcomes: a call for interdisciplinary collaboration -- Grant-writing for community-based health disparities research and services: the role of academic/community partnerships -- Addressing cardiovascular health disparities of Chinese immigrants in New York City: a case of the Chinese-American healthy heart coalition -- HIV/AIDS risk reduction with couples: implications for reducing health disparities in HIV/AIDS prevention -- Using new media to improve learning: multimedia connect for HIV/AIDS risk reduction and the triangle initiative --

A role for health informatics and information techonolgy (HIIT): shaping a global research agenda to eliminate health disparities -- An online multimedia peer education smoking cessation program for Korean youth: a film script contest for stories on quitting smoking -- Training community health workers and peer educators for HIV/AIDS prevention in Africa: integrating African healing wisdom and evidence-based behavior change strategies -- The social education and health advocacy training (SEHAT) project: training peer educators in Indian prisons to increase health awareness and preventive behavior for HIV -- Training peer educators, black MSM leadership, and partners for ethnographic community-based participatory research -- Recommendations for researchers and clinicans working at the intersection of the HIV/AIDS and methamphetamine epidemics with MSM -- Lesbian and bisexual women of color, racism, heterosexism, homophobia, and health: a recommended intervention and research agenda -- Ethnic/racial disparities in gray-related stress and health among lesbian, gay, and bisexual youths: examining a prevalent hypothesis -- Health disparities and people with disabilities -- Classroom-based interventions to reduce academic disparities between low-income and high-income students -- Cultivating academic ability through exposure to supplementary education -- A supplementry education model rooted in an academic, community, and faith-based coalition: closing the education and health gaps -- So no child is left behind: a peer mentoring/tutoring program for at-risk urban youth attending a college preparatory high school -- A model for comprehensive community-wide asthma education using partnerships and the public school curriculum -- Conclusion: the future of the field of equity in health.
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