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Black Health in the South

Nonfiction: History
Unabridged   18.5 hour(s)
Publication date: 05/02/2023

Black Health in the South

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Digital Download ISBN:9781696611145


A collection of important essays on the health and well-being of African Americans in the southern United States.

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Product Description

For African Americans in the southern United States, the social determinants of health are influenced by a unique history that encompasses hundreds of years of slavery, injustices during the Jim Crow era, the Great Migration, the civil rights era, and contemporary experiences like the Black Lives Matter movement.

Black activists, physicians, and communities continue to battle inequities and structural problems that include poverty, inadequate access to health care, incarceration, a lack of transportation, and food insecurity. As the result of redlining and other historical and contemporary injustices, African Americans are less likely to own a home or to have equity, which places them in danger of financial ruin if they experience an illness such as a heart attack, stroke, or cancer, for which they are often at greater risk due to many social and environmental factors. At the same time, African American communities display many strengths and are often very resilient against these structural inequities.

With essays spanning topics from culturally appropriate health care to faith-based interventions and the role of research networks in addressing disparities, this collection is pivotal for understanding the health of African Americans in the South.

Author Bio

Steven S. Coughlin is a professor and interim chief of the Division of Epidemiology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. His books include Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Chronic Health Conditions and the Handbook of Community-Based Participatory Research. Lovoria B. Williams is an associate professor at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing. She is also the associate director of Cancer Health Equity at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center. Tabia Henry Akintobi is a professor of community health and preventive medicine, the director of the Prevention Research Center, and the associate dean of community engagement at Morehouse School of Medicine. She is coauthor of The Morehouse Model.