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Social Injustice and Public Health
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Social Injustice and Public Health

Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel


The aim of this book is to offer a comprehensive approach to understanding social injustice and its impact on public health. Part I explores the nature of social injustice and its adverse effects on public health. Part II describes in detail how the health of ten specific population groups is affected by social injustice. Part III explores how social injustice adversely affects health in ten different areas, ranging from infectious diseases to mental health, from prevention of assaultive violence and war, to occupational health and safety. Part IV provides an action agenda for what needs to be ... More

Keywords: minorities, vulnerable populations, infectious diseases, nutrition, chronic diseases, mental health, violence, environmental health, occupational health, human rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195171853
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171853.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barry S. Levy, editor
Tufts University School of Medicine

Victor W. Sidel, editor
Albert Einstein College of Medicine