Books - Series Description

Understanding and Improving Health for Minority and Disadvantaged Populations

Edited by F. Douglas Scutchfield

This series investigates the nature and character of current public health problems and medical care issues for the disadvantaged and minority populations in the United States. The series seeks to comprehensively and systematically examine the health and medical care these populations receive and address the disparities and equity issues that the members of these groups face. This series includes coverage of Appalachian, Native American, Latino, African American, and refugee populations, as well as issues that disproportionately affect these groups, such as drug abuse, homelessness, alcoholism, violence, rising mortality rates, and other socioecological determinants. With texts aimed at public health students, educators, and policymakers alike, those with an interest in the health of underserved populations will find this series invaluable for understanding health problems and services for populations with substantial health disparities.

F. Douglas Scutchfield is Peter P. Bosomworth Professor Emeritus at the University of Kentucky and a diplomat of the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He holds fellowships in both the American College of Preventive Medicine and the American Academy of Family Practice, and he founded the Graduate School of Public Health at San Diego State University and the school, now college, of public health at the University of Kentucky. He is coeditor of Scutchfield and Keck's Principles of Public Health Practice and Contemporary Public Health: Principles, Practice, and Policy.

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