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The Resource The south Texas health status review : a health disparities roadmap, Amelie G. Ramirez, Ian M. Thompson, Leonel Vela, editors, (electronic resource)

The south Texas health status review : a health disparities roadmap, Amelie G. Ramirez, Ian M. Thompson, Leonel Vela, editors, (electronic resource)

Label
The south Texas health status review : a health disparities roadmap
Title
The south Texas health status review
Title remainder
a health disparities roadmap
Statement of responsibility
Amelie G. Ramirez, Ian M. Thompson, Leonel Vela, editors
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A Health Disparities Roadmap: The South Texas Health Status Review Edited by Amelie G. Ramirez, Ian M. Thompson, and Leonel Vela As America's most populous state goes, so goes the nation. And within that state, the 38 counties comprising South Texas--a highly populated, largely Hispanic area characterized by high uninsured rates and low numbers of health care providers--are emblematic of nationwide crises in public health. The South Texas Health Status Review: A Health Disparities Roadmap brings health care disparities to light in instructive detail. Over thirty key health conditions and risk factors, such as breast cancer, diabetes, obesity, tuberculosis, smoking and alcohol use, lead exposure, birth defects, and homicide rates, are analyzed by age, sex, race/ethnicity, and location (urban or rural), and the results compared with the rest of Texas and the nation as a whole. A section on conclusions and recommendations outlines factors contributing to these conditions and offers suggestions for improvement. These important data should stimulate further population studies and provide impetus for targeted public health interventions and community outreach programs to reduce health inequities and advance care access in the state and the U.S. at large. Major health issues covered in the report include: Communicable diseases Cancer incidence and mortality Maternal and child health Chronic diseases Behavioral risk factors in adults Environmental health issues Suicide, homicide, and vehicular mortality The South Texas Health Status Review contains valuable lessons for researchers in health promotion and health disparities, as well as community health professionals. Policymakers involved in reducing health disparities will find it especially useful
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
LC call number
RA395.A4
LC item number
T47 2013eb
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  • Ramirez, Amelie G
  • Thompson, Ian M
  • Vela, Leonel
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  • Health services accessibility
  • Medical care
  • Health status indicators
Label
The south Texas health status review : a health disparities roadmap, Amelie G. Ramirez, Ian M. Thompson, Leonel Vela, editors, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Chapter 1 Introduction.-Chapter 2 South Texas Population Characteristics.-Chapter 3 Access to Health Care in South Texas.-Chapter 4 Communicable Diseases.-Chapter 5 Cancer Incidence and Mortality.-Chapter 6 Maternal and Child Health.-Chapter 7 Chronic Diseases.-Chapter 8 Behavioral Risk Factors in Adults.-Chapter 9 Environmental Health Issues.-Chapter 10 Injury -- Chapter 11 Conclusions and Recommendations -- .
  • Chapter 1 Introduction.-Chapter 2 South Texas Population Characteristics.-Chapter 3 Access to Health Care in South Texas.-Chapter 4 Communicable Diseases.-Chapter 5 Cancer Incidence and Mortality.-Chapter 6 Maternal and Child Health.-Chapter 7 Chronic Diseases.-Chapter 8 Behavioral Risk Factors in Adults.-Chapter 9 Environmental Health Issues.-Chapter 10 Injury -- Chapter 11 Conclusions and Recommendations --
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000963151
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvii, 138 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9783319002323
Other physical details
col. ill., col. maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000963151
Label
The south Texas health status review : a health disparities roadmap, Amelie G. Ramirez, Ian M. Thompson, Leonel Vela, editors, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Chapter 1 Introduction.-Chapter 2 South Texas Population Characteristics.-Chapter 3 Access to Health Care in South Texas.-Chapter 4 Communicable Diseases.-Chapter 5 Cancer Incidence and Mortality.-Chapter 6 Maternal and Child Health.-Chapter 7 Chronic Diseases.-Chapter 8 Behavioral Risk Factors in Adults.-Chapter 9 Environmental Health Issues.-Chapter 10 Injury -- Chapter 11 Conclusions and Recommendations -- .
  • Chapter 1 Introduction.-Chapter 2 South Texas Population Characteristics.-Chapter 3 Access to Health Care in South Texas.-Chapter 4 Communicable Diseases.-Chapter 5 Cancer Incidence and Mortality.-Chapter 6 Maternal and Child Health.-Chapter 7 Chronic Diseases.-Chapter 8 Behavioral Risk Factors in Adults.-Chapter 9 Environmental Health Issues.-Chapter 10 Injury -- Chapter 11 Conclusions and Recommendations --
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000963151
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvii, 138 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9783319002323
Other physical details
col. ill., col. maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000963151

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