Poverty and Health

Poverty and Health

A Crisis Among America's Most Vulnerable

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A collection of in-depth essays focused on the health issues facing the poorest populations in the United States as it relates to the common good of all Americans.


• Covers the plight of those most vulnerable in our current health care system, including the elderly, homeless people, and low-income minority youth

• Brings together an interdisciplinary group of authors with diversified views on the relationship between health and poverty

• Provides comprehensive coverage of both physical and mental health issues affecting Americans today

• Details the causes of poor health for America's poverty-stricken infants, children, adolescents, and adults


A collection of in-depth essays focused on the health issues facing the poorest populations in the United States as it relates to the common good of all Americans.



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Following on Fitzpatrick's recent book, Unhealthy Cities: Poverty, Race, and Place in America (Routledge, 2010), this two-volume set examines poverty and health across location and population in the US. The first volume, Risks and Challenges, contains 11 contributions by 17 American academics, researchers, and health care practitioners highlighting the groups at greatest risk and defining what those health risks look like for the poor and near-poor living in the US. Key areas addressed are the contributing individual and structural-level factors; homelessness and health; and programming, policy, and proposed solutions to the poverty and health crisis. The second volume, The Importance of Place in Determining Their Future, contains 12 contributions by 27 academics, researchers, health care practitioners, and community advocacy professionals examining the depth of struggle for the diverse groups living in poverty in a variety of locations throughout the US. The 12 chapters discuss both theoretical and empirical works examining the relationship of place and health; specific place-based conditions and their role in worsening the negative health circumstances of the impoverished; and ways to lower or minimize disparities across groups by addressing specific elements of places and their role in mitigating negative health outcomes. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2013?]
ISBN: 9781440802638
1440802637
Branch Call Number: RA418.5.P6 P682 2013
Characteristics: 2 volumes ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Fitzpatrick, Kevin M.

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