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Reducing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Reproductive and Perinatal Outcomes

The Evidence from Population-Based Interventions

Editors: Handler, Arden, Kennelly, Joan, Peacock, Nadine (Eds.)

  • Serves as an ideal reference for those specializing in maternal and child health, one of the core areas of study for public health students.
  • Focuses on the extent possible on population interventions, rather than clinically focused interventions, related to particular outcome.
  • Offers "summary of the evidence" tables that reflect studies related to key interventions discussed in each chapter.
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About this book

Reducing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Reproductive and Perinatal Outcomes: The Evidence from Population-Based Interventions

Arden Handler, Joan Kennelly, Nadine Peacock, editors

Among women’s health concerns, reproductive issues, both prenatal and postpartum, hold particular prominence. Yet despite the many programs dedicated to improving women’s reproductive health, maternal and infant morbidity and mortality rates in minority communities remain unchanged—or have increased. Confronting this alarming statistic head-on, Reducing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Reproductive and Perinatal Outcomes is the first book systematically examining public health interventions designed toward meeting this important and elusive goal. Its contributors offer the best thinking and practice on this complicated topic, clarifying the relationship between evidence-based medicine and evidence-based public health and its potential for increasing parity, considering interventions in the multiple contexts of women’s lives, reviewing the evidence base for each program or initiative featured, and describing methodologies for evaluating interventions. The resulting volume advocates for an integrative lifespan approach, including topics related to:

  • Family planning
  • STI and HIV/AIDS screening and treatment
  • Smoking cessation and reducing exposure to environmental smoke
  • Preconceptional well-woman care
  • Depression screening and treatment
  • Labor/delivery approaches and intrapartum care
  • Emerging prenatal care interventions, from centering pregnancy to doula support

For professionals and graduate students in psychiatry, psychology, sociology, women’s health, and public health, Reducing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Reproductive and Perinatal Outcomes reframes a set of ongoing issues and guides the reader toward state-of-the-art solutions.

About the authors

Arden Handler, DrPH received her degree as a Doctor of Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, where she is currently the Director of the Maternal and Child Health Training Program and Director of the MCH Epidemiology Program. Her research concentration is focused on the areas of maternal and child health policy and advocacy, perinatal/reproductive health epidemiology, and health services research with a focus on the delivery of prenatal and perinatal services.

Joan Kennelly is Research Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. She is also an associate member of the Association of MCH Programs Data Committee, and serves as chair of the Curriculum Review Task Force for the UIC MCHP Advisory Committee. She is also an MCH Section Councilor in APHA. Her research interests relate broadly to the social determinants of population health and illness (particularly for women and children), disparities across population groups, and the effect of local contexts

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction: Challenges in Reducing Disparities in Reproductive and Perinatal Outcomes Through Evidence-Based Public Health

    Handler, Arden

    Pages 1-5

  • Methodological Approach to Assessing the Evidence

    Kennelly, Joan

    Pages 7-19

  • Evidence-Based Public Health: Origins, Assumptions, and Cautions

    Avilés, Luis A. (et al.)

    Pages 21-37

  • Access to Family Planning and Induced Abortion

    Chor, Julie (et al.)

    Pages 39-63

  • Preconceptional Health Promotion

    Moos, Merry-K. (et al.)

    Pages 65-92

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eBook $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-1499-6
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-1498-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $229.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-7750-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reducing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Reproductive and Perinatal Outcomes
Book Subtitle
The Evidence from Population-Based Interventions
Editors
  • Arden Handler
  • Joan Kennelly
  • Nadine Peacock
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-1499-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-1499-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-1498-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-7750-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 461
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