Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

Social sources of racial disparities in health.

By David R Williams and Pamela Braboy Jackson

Abstract

Racial disparities in mortality over time reflect divergent pathways to the current large racial disparities in health. The residential concentration of African Americans is high and distinctive, and the related inequities in neighborhood environments, socioeconomic circumstances, and medical care are important factors in initiating and maintaining racial disparities in health. Efforts are needed to identify and maximize health-enhancing resources that may reduce some of the negative effects of psychosocial factors on health. Health and health disparities are embedded in larger historical, geographic, sociocultural, economic, and political contexts. Changes in a broad range of public policies are likely to be central to effectively addressing racial disparities

Topics: Health Equity, Disparities, Policy
Year: 2005
OAI identifier: oai:health-equity.pitt.edu:2845
Download PDF:
Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location(s):
  • http://health-equity.pitt.edu/... (external link)
  • http://content.healthaffairs.o... (external link)
  • Suggested articles


    To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.