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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 2016) 41 (4): 599–626.
Published: 01 August 2016
... health health expenditures social disparities in health social epidemiology The career of David Mechanic spans and underlies the modern development of the sociology and social science of medicine and health. Many have contributed to this development, but Mechanic has uniquely made early, major...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 2016) 41 (4): 627–651.
Published: 01 August 2016
...David R. Williams; Valerie Purdie-Vaughns Abstract Large racial/ethnic and socioeconomic status (SES) differences in health persist in the United States. Eliminating these health disparities is a public health challenge of our time. This article addresses what is needed for social and behavioral...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 October 2017) 42 (5): 803–839.
Published: 01 October 2017
... Chowkwanyun ( 2012 ) go one step further, demonstrating that the practice of identifying and measuring racial disparities in health is itself rooted in the development of American social science and policy research, where some of the more complex relationships between race and class have been buried under a...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 October 2017) 42 (5): 901–924.
Published: 01 October 2017
... related to developing health literacy, improving health outcomes, and contributing to reducing health disparities by race and health insurance status. The data in our study obviously have limitations that impact our analysis. First, the survey had a low response rate. Though this response rate is...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 February 2006) 31 (1): 153–184.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Kala Ladenheim; Rachel Groman How have state legislatures acted to address racial and ethnic disparities in health care? This article examines trends over time in state legislation related to disparities in care and access, proposed legislation during one biennial session, and contemporary...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 2009) 34 (4): 635–647.
Published: 01 August 2009
... and financing mechanisms of the health care system (Docteur and Oxley 2003). This variation in access is due in part to variation in the supply of provid- ers; out-of-pocket payment requirements; and disparities related to bias in social characteristics including race, ethnicity, and...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 February 2009) 34 (1): 63–91.
Published: 01 February 2009
... Disparities in Health: Thoughts about Intervention. Milbank Quarterly 76 : 493 -505. U.S. Census Bureau. 2007. Current Population Survey: Annual Social and Economic Supplement, Table HI01. pubdb3.census.gov/macro/032007/health/h01_002.htm (accessed May 5, 2008). U.S. Department of Health and Human...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 February 2006) 31 (1): 185–218.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Brian K. Gibbs; Laurie Nsiah-Jefferson; Matthew D. McHugh; Amal N. Trivedi; Deborah Prothrow-Stith Eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in health status and health care, a major focus of Healthy People 2010 , remains on the national agenda and among the priorities for the administration of...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 February 2006) 31 (1): 127–152.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Deborah Stone Although racial and ethnic disparities in health have been on the federal government's agenda since 1985, no policy reforms have significantly reduced disparities. The question arises whether states can effectively address this issue without waiting for solutions from the national...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 December 2005) 30 (6): 1131–1162.
Published: 01 December 2005
... health disparities linked to socioeconomic position, may be ameliorated through policy initiatives that link quality early childhood care, child development programs, and parental training in a seamless continuum with strengthened K–12 education. The central tenet of research on the social...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 2016) 41 (4): 489–514.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Carol A. Boyer; Bradford H. Gray Abstract David Mechanic has been a pioneering leader in the social and behavioral sciences of health, health services, and health and mental health policy for more than fifty years. One of David's most distinctive qualities has been his vision in identifying trends...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 February 2006) 31 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Mark Schlesinger © 2006 by Duke University Press 2006 Black, D., J. Morris, C. Smith, and P. Townsend. 1980 . Inequalities in Health: Report of a Research Working Group . London: Department of Health and Social Security. Heckler, M. 1985 . Report of the Secretary's Task Force on...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 June 2018) 43 (3): 401–425.
Published: 01 June 2018
... reported specifically for beneficiaries with social risk factors . Doing so would allow policy makers and clinical leaders to identify, track, and address disparities in care. High, fair-quality standards should be set for all beneficiaries . Whether the “fairest” standard is one that does or does not...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 June 1993) 18 (3): 551–628.
Published: 01 June 1993
... local government. These patterns persist whether or not respondents are politically active and whether they report themselves to be liberal or conservative. We suggest that the growing support for federal intervention in health care, relative to other social policies, is in part an inadvertent by...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 June 2010) 35 (3): 438–442.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Rongal D. Nikora; Deborah R. McFarlane World Health Organization Commission on Social Determinants of Health. Closing the Gap in a Generation: Health Equity through Action on the Social Determinants of Health . Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization, 2008. 246 pp. $40.00 paper, or free...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 April 2017) 42 (2): 377–385.
Published: 01 April 2017
... suggest, there is considerable interest among policy makers and health policy researchers regarding whether, which, and when states adopt these provisions, the determinants of these decisions, and their impact on individual and aggregate well-being. In this commentary, we argue that the decision to...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 April 2013) 38 (2): 345–371.
Published: 01 April 2013
... address systemic problems in health care access and health disparities. By changing the terms of pregnancy risk and by using maternalism as a social policy strategy, the preconception health and health care paradigm promoted an ethic of anticipatory motherhood and conflated women's health with maternal...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 December 2011) 36 (6): 1061–1095.
Published: 01 December 2011
... government-financed health insurance. Beliefs about social groups and causal attributions are, however, tightly intertwined. We find that when groups suffering ill health are defined in racial, class, or gender terms, Americans differ in their attribution of health disparities to individual behaviors versus...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 October 2017) 42 (5): 789–801.
Published: 01 October 2017
... health outcomes. In other words, while disparities (in health outcomes) might have many roots, from social class to biology and environment, the focus on inequities seeks to call attention to differences that are created by malleable social circumstances. There is both a rhetorical and political...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 February 2006) 31 (1): 93–126.
Published: 01 February 2006
... systematic disparities in health between more and less advantaged social groups within and between countries” (Braveman, Starfield, and Geiger 2001: 679; see also Braveman and Gruskin 2003). Elsewhere in this issue, Deborah Stone attempts to combine descriptive and normative concepts by defining...