Health Issues in the Black Community

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Ronald L. Braithwaite, Sandra E. Taylor, Henrie M. Treadwell
Wiley, Oct 16, 2009 - Medical - 650 pages
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Health Issues in the Black Community

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Ronald L. Braithwaite I Sandra E. Taylor I Henrie M. Treadwell

Health Issues in the Black Community

"The outstanding editors and authors of Health Issues in the Black Community have placed in clear perspective the challenges and opportunities we face in working to achieve the goal of health equity in America."
— David Satcher, MD, PhD, 16th Surgeon General of the United States and director, Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine

"Eliminating health disparities must be a central goal of any forward thinking national health policy. Health Issues in the Black Community makes a valuable contribution to a much-needed dialogue by focusing on the challenges of the black community."
— Marc Morial, Esq., president, National Urban League

"Health Issues in the Black Community illuminates comprehensively the range of health conditions specifically affecting African Americans, and the health disparities both within the black community and between racial and ethnic groups. Each chapter, whether addressing the health of African Americans by age, gender, type of disease, condition or behavior, is well-detailed and tells an important story. Together, they offer practitioners, consumers, scholars, and policymakers a crucial roadmap to address and change the social determinants of health, reduce disparities, and create more equal treatment for all Americans."
— Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, president, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

"I recommend Health Issues in the Black Community as a must-read for anyone concerned about the future of the African American community. Health disparities continues to be one of the major issues confronting the black community. This book will help to highlight the issues and keep attention focused on the work to be done."
— Elsie Scott, PhD, president of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

"This book is the definitive examination of health issues in black America—issues sadly overlooked and downplayed in our culture and society. I congratulate Drs. Braithwaite, Taylor, and Treadwell for their monumental book."
— Cornel West, PhD, professor, Princeton University

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The Editors

Ronald L. Braithwaite, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, director of research in the Department of Family Medicine, and a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta. He is the coeditor of Prisons and AIDS from Jossey-Bass.

Sandra E. Taylor, PhD, is a professor and chair in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta. Taylor and Braithwaite are coeditors of the first and second editions of Health Issues in the Black Community from Jossey-Bass.

Henrie M. Treadwell, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Health and Preventive Medicine and director of Community Voices and the Men's and Reentry Health Initiative at the National Center for Primary Care at the Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta. Dr. Treadwell served for 16 years as program director at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

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