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Social Injustice and Public Health$
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Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195171853

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171853.001.0001

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Racial And Ethnic Minorities

Racial And Ethnic Minorities

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(p.46) 3 RACIAL AND ETHNIC MINORITIES
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Social Injustice and Public Health
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Carol Easley Allen

Cheryl E. Easley

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171853.003.0003

This chapter describes the impact of social injustice on the health of racial and ethnic minorities, the roots and underlying issues of this social injustice, specific implications of social injustice for racial and ethnic minorities, and an agenda of what needs to be done. This agenda includes ensuring cultural confidence among health professionals and institutions, increasing recruitment and retention of minority youth into health professions, attending to clear health communication to address health literacy problems, reducing poverty and addressing factors that create poverty, addressing racial discrimination, and performing research.

Keywords:   cultural competence, discrimination, poverty, health care, African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, Native Americans

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