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In this essay, we focus on the potential and promise that intersectionality holds as a lens for studying the social determinants of health, reducing health disparities, and promoting health equity and social justice. Research that engages intersectionality as ...
Authors: Nancy López and Vivian L. Gadsden
December 05, 2016
Workforce Development to Enhance the Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health of Children and Youth: Opportunities and Barriers in Child Health Care Training
Responsibility for cognitive, affective, and behavioral (CAB) health of children and adolescents (hereafter “youth”) has traditionally been shared among families, education systems, communities, and the health care delivery system. Within routine child health ...
Authors: Thomas F. Boat, Marshall L. Land, Laurel K. Leslie, Kimberly E. Hoagwood, Elizabeth Hawkins-Walsh, Mary Ann McCabe, Mark W. Fraser, Lisa de Saxe Zerden, Brianna M. Lombardi, Gregory K. Fritz, Bianca Kiyoe Frogner, J. David Hawkins, Millie Sweeney
November 29, 2016
Health disparities result from multifaceted variables including access to health care and discrimination associated with socioeconomic status, education, social support, insurance, race, ethnicity, and gender. The purpose of this paper is to identify lessons l ...
Authors: Jeff Hutchinson, Raquel Mack, Tracey Pérez Koehlmoos, and Patrick H. DeLeon
November 28, 2016
Scientists have a central role in addressing the challenges that face society. The primary purpose of research should be to inform policies and practices that address serious problems in our nation and world. Today in America, we have an alarming issue that is ...
Authors: Shantel E. Meek and Walter S. Gilliam
October 31, 2016
Health equity, the attainment of the highest level of health for all people, is yet to be realized for many populations in the United States. Health equity focuses on diseases and health care services, but is also broadly linked to social determinants, such as ...
Authors: Noreen Mokuau, Patrick H. DeLeon, Joseph Keawe’aimoku Kaholokula, Sade Soares, JoAnn U. Tsark, and Coti Haia
October 31, 2016
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