The Resource Communities in action : pathways to health equity, James N. Weinstein, Amy Geller, Yamrot Negussie, and Alina Baciu, editors ; Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Health and Medicine Division, a report of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine

Communities in action : pathways to health equity, James N. Weinstein, Amy Geller, Yamrot Negussie, and Alina Baciu, editors ; Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Health and Medicine Division, a report of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine

Label
Communities in action : pathways to health equity
Title
Communities in action
Title remainder
pathways to health equity
Statement of responsibility
James N. Weinstein, Amy Geller, Yamrot Negussie, and Alina Baciu, editors ; Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Health and Medicine Division, a report of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine
Contributor
Editor
Issuing body
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the United States, some populations suffer from far greater disparities in health than others. Those disparities are caused not only by fundamental differences in health status across segments of the population, but also because of inequities in factors that impact health status, so-called determinants of health. Only part of an individual's health status depends on his or her behavior and choice; community-wide problems like poverty, unemployment, poor education, inadequate housing, poor public transportation, interpersonal violence, and decaying neighborhoods also contribute to health inequities, as well as the historic and ongoing interplay of structures, policies, and norms that shape lives. When these factors are not optimal in a community, it does not mean they are intractable: such inequities can be mitigated by social policies that can shape health in powerful ways. Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity seeks to delineate the causes of and the solutions to health inequities in the United States. This report focuses on what communities can do to promote health equity, what actions are needed by the many and varied stakeholders that are part of communities or support them, as well as the root causes and structural barriers that need to be overcome"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
SCB
Dewey number
362.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA418 .3.U5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Communities in action : pathways to health equity, James N. Weinstein, Amy Geller, Yamrot Negussie, and Alina Baciu, editors ; Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Health and Medicine Division, a report of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The need to promote health equity -- The state of health disparities in the United States -- The root causes of health inequity -- The role of communities in promoting health equity -- Examples of communities tackling health inequity -- Policies to support community solutions -- Partners in promoting health equity in communities -- Community tools to promote health equity
Control code
ocn981474771
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 557 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309452977
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.17226/24624
Other physical details
color illustrations
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.b36815676
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)981474771
  • pebc030945297X

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