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Culture and Health Disparities

Evaluation of Interventions and Outcomes in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region

Authors: Bruhn, John

  • ​​Takes a systems approach to reducing health disparities
  • Focuses on recent health interventions along the U.S.-Mexico border
  • Looks at data analysis in disparity research, and translation of findings into practice
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About this book

The sister cities of the southwestern United States border are challenged by widespread environmental and health issues and limited access to help. And while different initiatives have been set up to improve health outcomes and lessen inequities in the border region, evaluation data are scarce.

Culture and Health Disparities provides a perspective on U.S.-Mexico border health with an evidence-based guide for conceptualizing, implementing, and evaluating health interventions. Taking into account the unique qualities of border life and their influence on general wellbeing, this important volume offers detailed criteria for creating public health programs that are medically, culturally, and ethically sound. The book identifies gaps in intervention research on major health concerns in the area, relating them to disparity-reduction efforts in the rest of the U.S. and arguing for more relevant means of data gathering and analysis. The author also asserts that progress can be made on both sides of the border despite concurrent social and political problems in the region. Included in the coverage:

  • The border region as a social system.
  • The development of health disparities: a life-course model.
  • A social systems approach to understanding health disparities.
  • A critique of U.S.-Mexico border health interventions.
  • Evaluating interventions to reduce healthcare disparities.
  • Ethical issues in health interventions across cultures and contexts.

A text for researchers and practitioners working to promote border health and reduce service inequalities, Culture and Health Disparities asks pertinent questions and provides workable, meaningful answers.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • The Border Region: Its Culture and Health Disparities

    Bruhn, John G.

    Pages 1-33

  • Understanding Health Disparities

    Bruhn, John G.

    Pages 35-51

  • A Critique of U.S.-Mexico Border Health Interventions

    Bruhn, John G.

    Pages 53-68

  • Ethical Issues in Health Interventions Across Contexts and Cultures

    Bruhn, John G.

    Pages 69-82

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eBook $39.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Culture and Health Disparities
Book Subtitle
Evaluation of Interventions and Outcomes in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Public Health
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-06462-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-06462-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-06461-1
Series ISSN
2192-3698
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 83
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations
Topics