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RHAB 6710: Health Disparities, Equity, and Social Justice

Community oriented health services: history, frameworks, nature and significance

Commission on the Social Determinants of Health [CSDH] (2008). A New Global Agenda—The Commission on Social Determinants of Health. In Closing the Gap in a Generation: Health Equity through Action on the Social Determinants of Health (pp. 26-28). Geneva. 

Grzywacz JG, Fuqua J (2000). The social ecology of health:leverage points and linkages. Behav Med; 26(3): 101-115.

Mpofu, E. (2015) (Ed). Community-oriented health services: Practices Across Disciplines. NY,NY: Springer; (Chp 1]

Phelan J, Link BG, Tehranifar P (2010). Social conditions as fundamental causes of health inequalities: Theory, evidence,and policy implications. J Health Soc Behav; 51(Suppl): S28- S40.

World Health Organization. Commission on the Social Determinants of Health [CSDH] (2008).Global Health Inequity—The Need for Action. In Closing the Gap in a Generation: Health Equity through Action on the Social Determinants of Health (pp. 29-34). Geneva. 

World Health Organization. United Nations. Universal Declaration of Human Rights. World Health Organization. Declaration of Alma Ata. Retrieved from https://www.who.int/social_determinants/tools/multimedia/alma_ata/en/

Ethics and equity in community health

Adler NE, Rehkopf DH (2008). US disparities in health: Descriptions, causes, and mechanisms. Annu Rev Public Health; 29: 235-252.

Biegler, Paul. (2010). Autonomy and ethical treatment in depression. Bioethics, 24(4), 179-189

Braveman P, Kumanyika S, Fielding J et al. (2011). Health disparities and health equity: The issue is justice. Am J Public Health; 101(Suppl 1): S149-S155.

Mpofu, E. (2015) (Ed). Community-oriented health services: Practices Across Disciplines. NY, NY: Springer; (Chp 4]

Snowden, LR (2012). Health and mental health policies in better understanding and closing the African American –White American Disparities in Treatment Access and Quality of Care. American Psychologist, 67(7), 524-531.

World Health Organization. United Nations. Universal Declaration of Human Rights. World Health

Environmental metrices and community health

Cerdá, M., Tracy, M., Ahern, J., & Galea, S. (2014). Addressing population health and health inequalities: the role of fundamental causes. American journal of public health, 104(S4), S609-S619.

Mpofu, E. (2015) (Ed). Community-oriented health services: Practices Across Disciplines. NY,NY: Springer; (Chp 7].

Health policies in health disparities

Baicker K, Taubman SL, Allen HL, Bernstein M, Gruber JH, Newhouse JP, et al. The Oregon Experiment—effects of Medicaid on clinical outcomes. New England Journal of Medicine 2013; 368:1713-17

Feagin, J., & Bennefield, Z. (2014). Systemic racism and US health care. Social science & medicine, 103, 7-14.

Garrett, TM. Baillie, HW & Garret, RM (2008). Health care ethics: Principles and problems. (6th edition), Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson (This book is on reserve at the Willis Library services desk)

Mpofu, E. (2015) (Ed). Community-oriented health services: Practices Across Disciplines. NY, NY: Springer; (Chp 7].

Phelan J, Link BG, Tehranifar P (2010). Social conditions as fundamental causes of health inequalities: Theory, evidence, and policy implications. J Health Soc Behav; 51(Suppl): S28- S40.

Snowden, LR (2012). Health and mental health policies in better understanding and closing the African American –White American Disparities in Treatment Access and Quality of Care. American Psychologist, 67(7), 524-531.

Viscusi WK, Aldy JE. The value of a statistical life: a critical review of market estimates throughout the world. Journal of Risk Uncertainty 2003; 27(1): 5-76

Health disparities by race/ethnicity

Bailey, Z. D., Krieger, N., Agénor, M., Graves, J., Linos, N., & Bassett, M. T. (2017). Structural racism and health inequities in the USA: Evidence and interventions. Lancet, 389, 1453-1463.

Borrell, L. N., Kiefe, C. I., Williams, D. R., Diez-Roux, A. V., & Gordon-Larsen, P. (2006). Self-reported health, perceived racial discrimination, and skin color in African Americans in the CARDIA study. Social Science & Medicine, 63,, 1415-1427.

Castañeda, H., Holmes, S. M., Madrigal, D. S., Young, M. E. D., Beyeler, N., & Quesada, J. (2015). Immigration as a social determinant of health. Annual review of public health, 36, 375 - 392.

Fine MJ, Ibrahim SA, Thomas S (2005). The role of race and genetics in health disparities research. Am J Public Health; 95(12): 2125-2128.

Gallo LC, Penedo FJ, Espinosa de los Monteros K, Arguelles W (2009). Resiliency in the face of disadvantage: do Hispanic cultural characteristics protect health outcomes? J Pers; 77(6): 1707-1746.

Gollust, S. E., Cunningham, B. A., Bokhour, B. G., Gordon, H. S., Pope, C., Saha, S. S., ... & Burgess, D. J. (2018). What Causes Racial Health Care Disparities? A Mixed-Methods Study Reveals Variability in How Health Care Providers Perceive Causal Attributions. INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing, 55, 0046958018762840.

Karklis L, Badger E (2015). Every term the Census has used to describe America’s racial and ethnic groups since 1790. The Washington Post. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/11/04/every-term-the-census-has-used-to-describe-americas-racial-groups-since-1790/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.151e06f06778

Krieger N (2008).Does racism harm health? Did child abuse exist before 1962? On explicit questions, critical science, and current controversies: An ecosocial perspective. Am J Public Health; 98(Suppl 9): S20-S25.

Lee, H. Y., Rhee, T. G., Kim, N. K., & Ahluwalia, J. S. (2015). Health literacy as a social determinant of health in Asian American immigrants: findings from a population-based survey in California. Journal of general internal medicine, 30(8), 1118-1124

Min, J. W., Rhee, S., Lee, S. E., Rhee, J., & Tran, T. (2014). Comparative analysis on determinants of self-rated health among non-Hispanic White, Hispanic, and Asian American older adults. Journal of immigrant and minority health, 16(3), 365-372.

Mpofu, E. (2015) (Ed). Community-oriented health services: Practices Across Disciplines. NY, NY: Springer; (Chp 10, 13].

Smedley A, Smedley BD (2005). Race as biology is fiction, racism as a social problem is real. Am Psychol; 60(1): 16-26.

Williams, D. R., & Mohammed, S. A. (2009). Discrimination and racial disparities in health: Evidence and needed research. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 32, 20-47.

Health disparities by gender and sexual orientation

Institute of Medicine [IOM] (2011). Later Adulthood. In the Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding (pp. 251-291) Washington DC: The National Academies Press.

Johnson J, Greaves L, Repta R (2007). Better Science with Sex and Gender. Vancouver BC: Women’s Health Research Network. Retrieved from http://bccewh.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/2007_BetterSciencewithSexandGenderPrimerforHealthResearch.pdf

Meyer IH (2003). Prejudice, social stress, and mental health in lesbian, gay, and bisexual populations: Conceptual issues and research evidence. Psychol Bull; 129(5):674-697.

Scott-Samuel A, Crawshaw P, Oakley A (2015). “Men behaving badly:” Patriarchy, public policy and health inequalities. Int J Mens Health; 14(3): 250-258.

Promoting health equity: social justice and social determinants of health

Boyce CA, Olster DH (2011). Strengthening the public health research agenda for social determinants of health; Am J Prev Med; 40(Suppl 1): S86-S88.

Castañeda, H., Holmes, S. M., Madrigal, D. S., Young, M. E. D., Beyeler, N., & Quesada, J. (2015). Immigration as a social determinant of health. Annual review of public health, 36, 375 - 392.

Cerdá M., Tracy, M., Ahern, J., & Galea, S. (2014). Addressing population health and health inequalities: the role of  fundamental causes. American journal of public health, 104(S4), S609-S619.

Commission on the Social Determinants of Health [CSDH] (2008). A New Global Agenda—The Commission on Social Determinants of Health. In Closing the Gap in a Generation: Health Equity through Action on the Social Determinants of Health (pp. 26-28). Geneva. 

Lopez, SR, Barrio, C, Kopelowicz, A., & Vega, WA (2012). From documenting to eliminating disparities in mental health care for Latinos. American Psychologist, 67(7), 511-523. 

Marmot M, Friel S, Bell R, Houweling TAJ, Taylor S (2008). Closing the gap in a generation: Health equity through action on the social determinants of health. Lancet; 372: 1661-1669.

Min, J W., Rhee, S., Lee, S E., Rhee, J., & Tran, T. (2014). Comparative analysis on determinants of self-rated health among  non-Hispanic White, Hispanic, and Asian American older  adults. Journal of immigrant and minority health, 16(3), 365-372.

Snowden, LR (2012). Health and mental health policies in better understanding and closing the African American –White American Disparities in Treatment Access and Quality of Care. American Psychologist, 67(7), 524-531.

Promoting health equity: intervention strategies

Baicker K, Taubman SL, Allen HL, Bernstein M, Gruber JH, Newhouse JP, et al. (2013). The Oregon Experiment—effects of Medicaid on clinical outcomes. New England Journal of Medicine, 368:1713-17

Berkowitz, S. A., Traore, C. Y., Singer, D. E., & Atlas, S. J. (2015). Evaluating Area‐Based Socioeconomic Status Indicators for Monitoring Disparities within Health Care Systems: Results from a Primary Care Network. Health services research, 50(2), 398-417.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] (2010).Establishing a Holistic Framework to Reduce Inequities in HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and Tuberculosis in the United States. Atlanta GA: US Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/socialdeterminants/docs/SDH-White-Paper-2010.pdf

City of Austin. (2008). African American quality of life final report: Addressing community needs together. Austin: City of Austin City Council. Retrieved from http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/edims/document.cfm?id=125797

Dorsey, R., Graham, G., Glied, S., Meyers, D., Clancy, C., & Koh, H. (2014). Implementing health reform: improved data collection and the monitoring of health disparities. Annual review of public health, 35, 123-138. 

Geronimus, A. T., Hicken, M., Keene, D., & Bound, J. (2006). “Weathering” and age patterns of allostatic load scores among blacks and whites in the United States. American journal of public health, 96(5), 826-833.

Mpofu, E. (2015). Community-oriented health services: Practices Across Disciplines. NY, NY: Springer; (Chp 6, 8].

Promoting health equity: community engagement and capacity building

Chavez V, Duran B, Baker QE, Avila MM, Wallerstein N (2003). The Dance of Race and Privilege in Community Based Participatory Research. In: Minkler M, Wallerstein N (eds.), Community- Based Participatory Research for Health (pp. 81-97). San Francisco CA: Jossey-Bass. (On reserve at Willis Library services desk)

Campbell-Voytal K (2010). Phases of “pre-engagement” capacity building: Discovery, exploration, and trial alliance. Prog Community Health Partnership; 4(2): 155-162.

Gallo LC, Penedo FJ, Espinosa de los Monteros K, Arguelles W (2009). Resiliency in the face of disadvantage: do Hispanic cultural characteristics protect health outcomes? J Pers; 77(6): 1707-1746.

Hakuta, C., Mori, C., Ueno, M., Shinada, K., & Kawaguchi, Y. (2009). Evaluation of an oral function promotion programme for the independent elderly in Japan. Gerodontology, 26(4), 250-258. doi:10.1111/j.1741-2358.2008.002

MacQueen KM, McLellan E, Metzger DS, Kegeles S, Strauss RP, Scotti R, Blanchard L, Trotter RT (2001). What is community? An evidence-based definition for participatory public health. Am J Public Health; 91(12): 1929-1938.

Ochoa ER, Nash C (2009). Community engagement and its impact on child health disparities: Building blocks, examples, and resources. Pediatrics; 124(Suppl 3): S237-S245.

Syed ST., Gerber, BS., & Sharp, LK. (2013). Traveling towards disease: Transportation barriers to health care access. Journal of Community Health, 38, 976-993.

Promoting health equity: community assessments and community-based participatory research

Alfonso ML, Jackson G, Jackson A, DeShannon H, Gupta A (2015). The Willow Hill community health assessment: Assessing the needs of children in a former slave community. J Community Health; 40(5): 855-862.

Chavez V, Duran B, Baker QE, Avila MM, Wallerstein N (2003). The Dance of Race and Privilege in Community Based Participatory Research. In: Minkler M, Wallerstein N (eds.), Community- Based Participatory Research for Health (pp. 81-97). San Francisco CA: Jossey-Bass. (On reserve at Willis Library services desk)

Cristancho S, Garces DM, Peters KE, Mueller BC (2008). Listening to rural Hispanic immigrants in the Midwest: A community-based participatory assessment of major barriers to health care access and use. Qual Health Res; 18(5): 633-646.

Levy SR, Anderson EE, Issel LM et al. (2004). Using multilevel, multisource needs assessment data for planning community interventions. Health Promot Pract; 5(1): 59-68.

Health equity, disparities, and social justice:their futures

Braveman, P. A., Kumanyika, S., Fielding, J., LaVeist, T., Borrell, L. N., Manderscheid, R., & Troutman, A. (2011). Health disparities and health equity: The issue is justice. American Journal of Public Health, 101,(Suppl. 1), S149-S155.

Satel SL, Klick J (2005). The Institutes of Medicine report: Too quick to diagnose bias. Perspect Biol Med; 48(Suppl 1): S15- S25.

Trinh-Shevrin C, Islam NS, Nadkarni S, Park R, Kwon SC (2015). Defining an integrative approach for health promotion and disease prevention: A population health equity framework. J Health Care Poor Underserved; 26(Suppl 2): S146-S163.

Measurement issues in health care research

Black, N. (2013). Patient reported outcome measures could help transform healthcare. British Medical Journal, 346, f167.

Clark, K. P., & McMillan-Persaud, B. (2014). Racial discordance in patient-physician relationships. The American Journal of Medicine, 127(3), e25.

Dovidio, J. F., & Fiske, S. T. (2012). Under the radar: how unexamined biases in decision-making processes in clinical interactions can contribute to health care disparities. American journal of public health, 102(5), 945-952.

Flott, K. M., Graham, C., Darzi, A., & Mayer, E. (2017). Can we use patient-reported feedback to drive change? The challenges of using patient-reported feedback and how they might be addressed. BMJ Qual Saf, 26(6), 502-507.Retrieved from https://spiral.imperial.ac.uk:8443/handle/10044/1/34905

Frost, M. H., Reeve, B. B., Liepa, A. M., Stauffer, J. W., Hays, R. D., & Mayo/FDA Patient‐Reported Outcomes Consensus Meeting Group. (2007). What is sufficient evidence for the reliability and validity of patient‐reported outcome measures?. Value in Health, 10, S94-S105.

Hwang, K., Mpofu, E. (2010). Health Care Quality Assessments. In Mpofu, E and Oakland, T (Eds.), Rehabilitation and Health Assessment: Applying ICF Guidelines (pp. 141-161). NY, New York Springer

McGlynn, E. A., Adams, J. L., & Kerr, E. A. (2016). The quest to improve quality: measurement is necessary but not sufficient. JAMA Internal Medicine, 176(12), 1790-1791.

Robert, G., Cornwell, J., Locock, L., Purushotham, A., Sturmey, G., & Gager, M. (2015). Patients and staff as codesigners of healthcare services. British Medical Journal, 350, g7714.

Teresi, J. A., & Jones, R. N. (2016). Methodological Issues in Examining Measurement Equivalence in Patient Reported Outcomes Measures: Methods Overview to the Two-Part Series,“Measurement Equivalence of the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System®(PROMIS®) Short Forms”. Psychological Test and Assessment Modeling, 58(1), 37. Retrieved from https://www.psychologie-aktuell.com/fileadmin/download/ptam/1-2016_20163003/03_Reeve.pdf

Health disparities across the lifespan and special populations

Adler, N. E., & Stewart, J. (2010). Health disparities across the lifespan: meaning, methods, and mechanisms. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1186(1), 5-23.
 
Cheng, T. L., & Jenkins, R. R. (2009). Health disparities across the lifespan: where are the children?. JAMA, 301(23), 2491-2492.
 
Emerson, E. (2011). Health status and health risks of the “hidden majority” of adults with intellectual disability. Intellectual and development disabilities, 49(3), 155-165.
 
Krahn, G. L., & Fox, M. H. (2014). Health disparities of adults with intellectual disabilities: what do we know? What do we do? Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 27, 431-446.
 
Krahn, G. L., Walker, D. K. & Correa-De-Araujo, R. (2015). People with disabilities are an unrecognized health disparity population. American Journal of Public Health, 2015:105(52): S198
 
Gramstad, A., Stroli, S. L. & Hamran, T. (2013). Do I need it? Do I really need it?” Elderly peoples experiences of unmet assistive technology device needs. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 8, 287-293.
 
Harrington, C. N., Mitzner, T. L. & Rogers, W. A. (2015). Understanding the role of technology for meeting the support needs of older adults in the USA with functional limitations.  Gerontechonolgy,14(1), 21-31. Retrieved from https://smartech.gatech.edu/bitstream/handle/1853/56383/harrington-mitzner-rogers-2015j.pdf

Kumar B. Rajana, K. B., Weuveb, J., Barnesc , L. L. Wilsonc , R. S. and Evans, D. A. (2019). Prevalence and incidence of clinically diagnosed Alzheimer’s disease dementia from 1994 to 2012 in a population study:  Alzheimer’s & Dementia 15, 1-7

McCleery, M., Flicker, L., Richard, E., & Quinn, T. J (2019). Special Topic Section: Responses to the NIA-AA Research Framework:  The National Institute on Aging and Alzheimer’s Association research framework: A commentary from the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group. Alzheimer’s & Dementia 15, 179-181.

Louie, R. (2019). Special Topic Section: Responses to the NIA-AA Research Framework:The 2018 NIA-AA research framework: Recommendation and comments. Alzheimer’s & Dementia 15, 182-183.

Disability, function, and health

Kostanjsek, N. (2011, December). Use of The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as a conceptual framework and common language for disability statistics and health information systems. In BMC public health (Vol. 11, No. 4, p. S3).

Perenboom, R. J., & Chorus, A. M. (2003). Measuring participation according to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Disability and rehabilitation, 25(11-12), 577-587.

Peterson, D. B., Mpofu, E., & Oakland, T. (2010). Concepts and models in disability, functioning and health.  In E. Mpofu & Oakland, T. (Eds.). Rehabilitation and health assessment: Applying ICF guidelines (pp. 3-26). NY, NY: Springer Publishing Company.  

Rosenbaum, P., & Stewart, D. (2004, March). The World Health Organization International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health: a model to guide clinical thinking, practice and research in the field of cerebral palsy. In Seminars in pediatric neurology (Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 5-10). 

Schneidert, M., Hurst, R., Miller, J., & Üstün, B. (2003). The role of environment in the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Disability and rehabilitation, 25(11-12), 588-595.

Üstün, T. B., Chatterji, S., Bickenbach, J., Kostanjsek, N., & Schneider, M. (2003). The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health: a new tool for understanding disability and health. Disability and rehabilitation, 25(11-12), 565-571.

Wade, D. T. & Halligan, P. W. (2004). Do biomedical models of illness make for good healthcare systems? British Medical Journal, 329, 1398-1401.

Wade, D. T., & Halligan, P. W. (2017). The biopsychosocial model of illness: a model whose time has come. Clinical Rehabilitation, 31(8): 995-1004.

World Health Organization. (2001). International classification of functioning, disability and health: ICF. Geneva: World Health Organization.

World Health Organization: WHO (2018). International Classifications. Retrieved from: http://www.who.int/classifications/icd/en/ 

World Health Organization: WHO (2002). Towards a common language for functioning, disability, and health ICF, Geneva: World Health Organization. Retrieved from: http://www.who.int/classification/icf/en

Literature Review

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