Handbook of African American Health

Social and Behavioral Interventions

Editors: Lemelle, Anthony J., Reed, Wornie, Taylor, Sandra E. (Eds.)

  • Focuses on interventions and prevention rather than health outcomes
  • Unique focus on African American health needs and demographic considerations
  • Comprehensive coverage of societal causes and solutions for health problems as well as health care access
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About this Textbook

The U.S. Census Bureau reports particular demographic, social, and health conditions for African Americans. Population-wide, the African American community has a higher mortality rate from cancer and diabetes than the rest of the population, a higher infant mortality rate, and a lower vaccination rate for influenza and pneumonia. The contributions to this comprehensive Handbook of African American Health uncover the specific demographic conditions of the African American population, and outline social interventions for both physical and mental health at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels.

The 26 contributions to this comprehensive volume cover interventions for a diverse range of health problems, including:
-obesity and cardiovascular disease
-diabetes
-asthma and other respiratory diseases
-smoking, alcohol, and recreational drug abuse
-risky sexual behaviors
-cancer screening, prevention, and survivorship
-infant mortality
-community and interpersonal violence
-mental health

From a healthcare standpoint, it also examines specific interventions for treatment compliance, health care access, and community collaborations.  This volume will be an invaluable resource for researchers in medical sociology, mental health studies, public health, health behavior, and African American studies.

About the authors

Dr. Anthony Lemelle teaches courses at the doctoral level including Racial and Cultural Minorities, Black Americans, and The Sociology of AIDS at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY. At the master’s level, Professor Lemelle teaches the course, Race and Crime, and on the undergraduate level, he teaches American Minority Groups, The Black Family, Study Abroad in Ghana, Sex, Marriage, and Healthcare in the Afro World, HIV/AIDS in the Afro World. He is the editor of the Journal of African American Studies and is widely published in the areas of African American culture, black masculinity and African Americans and HIV/AIDS.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Conceptual, Operational, and Theoretical Overview of African American Health Related Disparities for Social and Behavioral Interventions

    Lemelle, Anthony J.

    Pages 3-33

  • Ethics and Intervention Programming

    Hudley, Cynthia

    Pages 35-44

  • Health, Nutrition, Access to Healthy Food and Well-Being Among African Americans

    Hattery, Angela J. (et al.)

    Pages 47-59

  • Promoting Physical Activity in Black Children and Adolescents: Intervention Strategies Health Practitioners Have Put into Play

    Tuff, Raegan A. (et al.)

    Pages 61-76

  • Reducing Tobacco-Related Health Disparities: Using Mass Media Campaigns to Prevent Smoking and Increase Cessation in Underserved Populations

    Allen, Jane A. (et al.)

    Pages 79-99

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of African American Health
Book Subtitle
Social and Behavioral Interventions
Editors
  • Anthony J. Lemelle
  • Wornie Reed
  • Sandra E. Taylor
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-9616-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-9616-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-9615-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-8571-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 289
Number of Illustrations and Tables
18 b/w illustrations
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