[Pophealth] Fwd: List of references -[spiritof1848] How social
policies affect health (care) disparities (fwd)
hagopian at u.washington.edu
Mon Apr 28 11:03:46 PDT 2008
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Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 10:01:19 -0700
From: Joel Moskowitz <jmm at uclink4.berkeley.edu>
To: Spirit of 1848 <spiritof1848 at yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [spiritof1848] How social policies affect health (care)
Below are answers I received from the Spirit of
1848 and the SDOH listservs to the question posed
by an undergraduate student, "Do you know a few
good books and/or articles that I can read to
help better understand the specifics of how
social policies affect health care disparities?"
My thanks to those who made recommendations --
Stewart Auyash, Gail Brandt, Claudia Chaufan,
Beverly Davenport, Elizabeth Fuentes, Mara
Saunders, Biruck Tulu, Steven Woolf, and Ron Wray.
Castro, A., Singer, M. (2004) Unhealthy Health
Policy: A Critical Anthropological Examination,
Altamira Press. http://tinyurl.com/6n8qju and http://tinyurl.com/5agrj3
Coe, A. B. (2004). From anti-natalist to
ultra-conservative: restricting reproductive
choice in Peru. Reproductive Health Matters, 12(24):56-
69. PMID: 15626197
Crothers, C. (Editor). (2002). Against their
will: North Carolina’s sterilization program.
Farmer, Paul. Pathologies of Power. University of California Press.
Farmer, Paul. Infections and inequalities: The Modern Plagues. 2001.
Graham, Hilary. Unequal Lives: Health and
Socioeconomic Inequalities. Open University Press, Buckingham, 2007.
Hofrichter, Richard. Health and Social Justice:
Politics, Ideology, and Inequity in the Distribution of Disease. 2003.
Kingdon, John. America The Unusual. Worth
Publishers. 1999 -- a must read book (while not
specifically on SDOH) but gives great insight as
to why we are in the position we are with disparities.
Krieger, N., D. Rowley, et al. (1993). "Racial
Differences in Preterm Delivery: Developing a
New Research Paradigm." American Journal of
Preventive Medicine supplement to Volume 9(6
(November/December)): 82-122. Krieger and
colleagues discuss the way social policy has
contributed to disparities both historically and in the present.
Marchevsky, Alejandra; Theoharis,Jeanne. Not
Working: Latina Immigrants, Low-wage Jobs and the
Failure of Welfare Reform. New York: New York
University Press, 2006. $75.00 hardcover, $22.00
papercover -- a good brief historical overview of
formal and informal social policies such as
white-only convenants, and of course, welfare
reform. While the connection to specific
inequities in health outcomes are not made directly, the leap is not
a far one.
MacArthur Foundation. Reaching for a Healthier
Life: Facts on Socioeconomic Status and Health in
the U.S. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur
Foundation Research Network on Socioeconomic Status and Health.
Moffitt, P. M. (2004). Colonialization: A health
determinant for pregnant Dogrib women. Journal
of Transcultural Nursing, 15(4), 323-330. PMID 15359066
PBS series -- UNNATURAL CAUSES
Raphael, D. Poverty and Policy in Canada:
Implications for Health and Quality of Life
RWJF Commission to Build a Healthier America
Siegel, B. Berliner, H., Adams, A., Wasongarz. D.
(2003). Addressing health disparities in
community settings [On-line]. Available at
Smedley, B.D., Stith, A.Y., Nelson, A.R. (2002).
Unequal treatment: confronting racial and ethnic
disparities in health care. Washington, DC:
National Academy Press. Free Executive Summary available at:
Tiedje, L. B. (2005). Thirty years of
maternal-child health policies in the
community. Maternal Child Nursing, 30 (6), 373-379. PMID 16260942
WHO. A Conceptual Framework for Action on the
Social Determinants of Health. WHO Discussion
paper for the Commission on Social Determinants of Health. DRAFT
Health Variations Programme
The emphasis below is on past UK work that
undertook research on this topic and tried to
make it as policy relevant as possible. The
“Diderichsen” model, as am I sure you know, has
been adopted and revised by the WHO social
determinants initiative. Along with the model is
a link to Health Variations Programme, a small
treasure of policy relevant research.
Whitehead, M. A framework for researching the
impact of public policy on inequalities in health. July, 2000.
Whitehead, M., Diderichsen, F., Burström, B. The
contribution of social welfare policies in
addressing inequalities in health. May, 2000.
(putting the social policy framework to work in research)
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