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Healthcare Disparities at the Crossroads with Healthcare Reform


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I.Underlying Causes of Healthcare Disparities1. Introduction
Louis W. Sullivan, M.D.2. Historical Perspectives of Healthcare Disparities: Is the Past Prologue?
Richard Allen Williams, M.D., FACC3. Epidemiology Profiles of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health and Healthcare
George A. Mensah, M.D., M.D., FACP, FACC, and Maleeka J. Glover, Sc.D., M.P.H.

4. Cultural Diversity in Medicine: Health Status of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Richard Allen Williams, M.D., FACCII. Current Problems5. Perspective: Healthcare and the Politics of Race
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. 6. Perspective: The Spectrum of Healthcare Disparities in the United States
Thomas A. LaVeist, Ph.D.7. Perspective: Barriers to Eliminating Disparities in Clinical Practice: Lessons From the IOM Report "Unequal Treatment"
Joseph R. Betancourt, M.D., M.P.H., Angela Maina, B.S., and Marina C. Cervantes, B.A.8. Perspective: Second-Class Medicine: Implications of Evidence-Based Medicine for Improving Minority Access to Healthcare
Randall W. Maxey, M.D., Ph.D. and Richard Allen Williams, M.D., FACC

9. Perspective: The Compelling Need for Health Literacy
Monica L. Joyner, M.D.
III. Approaches to Correcting the Problems10. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Overview of the Health Reform Law and Its Impact on Healthcare Disparities
Richard Allen Williams, M.D., FACC11. The Diversity Benefit: How Does Diversity Among Health Professionals Address Public Needs?
Brian D. Smedley, Ph.D, and Ilana S. Mittman, Ph.D., M.S.12. The Role of Communities in Eliminating Healthcare Disparities: Getting Down to the Grass Roots
JudyAnn Bigby, M.D. 13. The Potential Impact of Performance Incentive Programs on Racial Disparities in Healthcare
Alyna T. Chien, M.D., M.S.14. Eliminating Disparities in Healthcare Through Quality Improvement
Kevin Fiscella, M.D., M.P.H.15. Monitoring Socioeconomic Determinants for Healthcare Disparities: Tools from the Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project
Nancy Krieger, Ph.D., Pamela D. Waterman, M.P.H., Jarvis T. Chen, ScD., S.V. Subramanian, Ph.D., and David Rehkopf, ScD. 16. Perspective: Title VI, Healthcare Reform, and the Need for a State Anti-Discrimination Law
Vernellia R. Randall, M.S.N., J.D.17. Quality of Care and Disparities: The Evolving Role of Government
Garth N. Graham, M.D., M.P.H.18. The Association of Black Cardiologists: A Small Group Success Story in Addressing Healthcare Disparities
Richard Allen Williams, M.D., FACC, and Icilma V. Fergus, M.D., FACC19. Breathing Easier in Seattle: Addressing Asthma Disparities Through Healthier Housing
James W. Krieger, M.D., M.P.H., Tim K. Takaro, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., Janice C. Rabkin, Ph.D., M.P.H.20. Breast and Prostate Cancer Healthcare Disparities
Elise D. Cook, M.D., M.S.
21. The Role of Health IT in Eliminating Disparities
Sachin Jain, M.D., M.B.A., David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P.

22. Remote Area Medical: Pioneers of No Cost Healthcare
Stan Brock with Amanda Wilson
23. Principles for Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare Under Healthcare Reform
John Z. Ayanian, M.D., and Richard Allen Williams, M.D., FACC.


From the reviews:

"This book discusses healthcare disparities within the context of healthcare reform. ... The audience includes anyone who has a vested interest in healthcare. ... There is no comparable book on the market. Many books address health disparities but not in the manner this one does. It presents the root causes of disparities, discusses the current legislation, and then presents some living examples within the clinical arena. The backdrop of healthcare reform as a platform for attacking health disparities makes this book unique." (Carole Ann Kenner, Doody's Review Service, May, 2011)

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