Title Health Equity
Subtitle A Solutions-Focused Approach
Author K. Bryant Smalley, Jacob C. Warren, M. Isabel Fernandez
ISBN 9780826177230
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 390
Book size 178 x 254 mm
Publishing year 2021
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
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Health Equity: A Solutions-Focused Approach is a comprehensive textbook that illustrates existing conditions of health disparities across a range of populations in the United States, positions those disparities within the broader sociopolitical framework that leads to their existence, and most importantly, presents specific ways in which health equity solutions can be designed and implemented. Presenting current theoretical foundations, cultural context, and evidence-based models and interventions all in one, this textbook provides students with the basis to achieve greater health equity in their communities. Edited by award-winning authors and featuring contributions from diverse experts in public health, sociology, psychology, and medicine, this groundbreaking text goes beyond a traditional approach to risk factors and disparities and emphasizes the central role that health equity initiatives must play in public health research and practice.

The book is divided into three sections, with Section I focusing on providing the context of health equity research and practice. Chapters are structured in a way that both new and experienced students in the field will develop a deeper understanding of topics such as prejudice and discrimination; frameworks and theories; and research and collaboration approaches. Section II addresses the current knowledge of specific populations impacted by issues related to health equity, including African American, Latinx and Hispanic, Asian, American Indian and Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, LGBTQ, Veteran, People with Disabilities, and many more. Authored or co-authored by members of the community being discussed, each of these chapters summarizes how health disparities impact the group, ongoing population-specific models of disparities and equity, emerging programs for achieving health equity, coverage of the most relevant aspects of intersectionality, and concluding exercises such as case studies and current events. Section III then highlights the role of cultural humility in achieving health equity. With its solutions-focused and community-affirming approach, Health Equity provides graduate and undergraduate students of public health with evidence-based models to help advance health through diversity, inclusion, and social justice.

Key Features:

  • Origins and Theories – Discusses the sociocultural and political origins of health disparities and the major theories that underlie an understanding of health equity
  • Solutions-Focused – Describes emerging models and gives best practices in designing new programs
  • Diverse Population Coverage – Provides historical context, sociocultural dynamics, and population-specific evidence-based programs from the voices of the communities being discussed
  • Intersectionality Perspective – Highlights the role that overlapping and interdependent identities play in promoting health equity and the interventions that build from this perspective
  • Case Studies and Real-World Examples – Demonstrates how to apply health equity improvement approaches in different contexts





Section I: Introduction and Overview

Chapter 1. Health Equity: Overview, History, and Key Concepts (K. Bryant Smalley; Jacob C. Warren, and M. Isabel Fernandez)

Chapter 2. Prejudice, Discrimination, and Health (Denise C. Carty, Kent D. Key, Cleopatra Caldwell, Tonya French-Turner, Shannon Brownlee, and E. Hill De Loney)

Chapter 3. Health Equity Frameworks and Theories (Jacob C Warren and K. Bryant Smalley)

Chapter 4. Health Equity Research and Collaboration Approaches: CBPR, Mixed Methodologies, and Collective Impact (Jacob C. Warren and K. Bryant Smalley)

Section II: Population Perspectives on Health Equity

Chapter 5. African American Health Equity (Faye Z. Belgrave, Jasmine A. Abrams, K. Bryant Smalley, and Jacob C. Warren)

Chapter 6. Health Equity In U.S. Latinx Populations (Carmen R. Valdez, Miguel Pinedo. Liana Petruzzi, Monique Vasquez, and Deliana Garcia)

Chapter 7. Asian American Health Equity (Sahnah Lim, Shilpa PateL, Simona C. Kwon, and Edward Tepporn)

Chapter 8. American Indian and Alaska Native Health Equity (Royleen J. Ross, Iva Grey Wolf, K. Bryant Smalley, and Jacob C. Warren)

Chapter 9. Health Equity for Kanaka ‘Oiwi, the Indigenous People of Hawai’i (Shelley Soong, Mele A. Look, Joseph Keawe’aimoku Kaholokula, Momi Akana, and Earl Kawa’a)

Chapter 10. Women’s Health Equity (Lauren R. Gilbert, Jennifer L Nguy?n, and Mary (Dicey) Jackson Scroggins)

Chapter 11. Achieving Men’s Health Equity (Derek M. Griffith)

Chapter 12. LGBTQ Health Equity (Jacob C. Warren, K. Bryant Smalley, and M. Isabel Fernàndez)

Chapter 13. Rural, Frontier, and Appalachian Health Equity (K. Bryant Smalley, Jacob C. Warren, and Jean R. Sumner)

Chapter 14. Health Equity in Immigrant and Refugee Populations (Mark Edberg)

Chapter 15. Health Equity in Veteran Populations (Donna L. Washington, Ifeoma Stella lzuchukwu, and Christina E. Harris)

Chapter 16. Health Equity in Populations With Disabilities (Erin Vinoski Thomas, Emily Graybill, and Margaret Murray)

Chapter 17. Achieving Health Equity for Children (Judith Palfrey)

Section III: The Path Forward

Chapter 18. The Role of Cultural Competence and Cultural Humility in Achieving Health Equity (Eric K. Shaw)

Chapter 19. The Future of Health Equity (K. Bryant Smalley, Jacob C. Warren, and M. Isabel Fernández)

Afterword: COVID-19 and Health Inequities


Target Audience:

The book is for graduate and undergraduate students of public health with evidence-based models to help advance health through diversity, inclusion, and social justice.


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