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Urban HealthCombating Disparities with Local Data$
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Steven Whitman, Ami Shah, and Maureen Benjamins

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199731190

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731190.001.0001

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A History of the Movement to Address Health Disparities

A History of the Movement to Address Health Disparities

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(p.8) 2 A History of the Movement to Address Health Disparities
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Urban Health
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Jade L. Dell

Steven Whitman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731190.003.0002

This chapter begins with a review of health disparities in the time of slavery and during the Reconstruction era, the desegregation of health care, and federal health programs and policies. It then discusses the health status of minority people, the Healthy People movement, and the use of the Using Healthy People paradigm to measure health disparities in real time.

Keywords:   health disparities, health policy, public health, Healthy People movement, health programs

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