Toward Equity in Health: A New Global Approach to Health Disparities

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Barbara C. Wallace, PhD
Springer Publishing Company, Nov 26, 2007 - Medical - 592 pages
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This essential collection presents a state-of-the-art framework for how workers in public health and related disciplines should conceptualize health disparities. The contributors, leading public health professionals, educators, and practitioners in complimentary fields, advance new evidence-based models designed to mobilize and educate the next generation of research and practice.

The chapters articulate new theory, procedures, and policies; the legacy of racism; community-based participatory research; new internet technology; training community workers and educators; closing the education and health gap; and addressing the needs of special populations.

Toward Equity in Health is an essential book for all who are working toward global health equity-whether in health education, health promotion, disease prevention, public health, the health care delivery system, or patient- and population level health.

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About the author (2007)

Barbara C. Wallace, PhD, is a tenured Professor of Health Education and Founding Director of the Research Group on Disparities in Health within the Department of Health and Behavior Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University. As a Licensed Psychologist, Dr. Wallace has been honored by the American Psychological Association with the status of Fellow within both Division 50 (Addictive Behaviors) and Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues). She also directs the Annual Health Disparities Conference at Teachers College, Columbia University and is Editor-in-Chief of the electronic Journal of Equity in Health www.jehonline.org

Her books include: Crack Cocaine: A Practical Treatment Approach for the Chemically Dependent (1991), The Chemically Dependent: Phases of Treatment and Recovery (Editor, 1992), Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families: Prevention, Intervention and Treatment for Community Mental Health Promotion (1996), Understanding and Dealing with Violence: A Multicultural Approach (with Co-Editor Robert T. Carter, 2003), HIV/AIDS Peer Education Training Manual: Combining African Healing Wisdom and Evidence-Based Behavior Change Strategies (2005), and Making Mandated Addiction Treatment Work (2005).

Dr. Wallace was enstooled as a Queen Mother (African Traditional Ruler) in 2000 at Larteh, Ghana. She is now also known as Nana Ohemaa Oparebea Agyiriwa, II--the Abradehemaa, and is actively involved in philanthropic activities to support health education and HIV/AIDS prevention in Africa.

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