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Getting political: racism and urban health.

Cohen, H W and Northridge, M E (2000) Getting political: racism and urban health. American journal of public health, 90 (6). pp. 841-842. ISSN 0090-0036

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Reducing inequalities in health is now a major focus of urban health initiatives. Arline Geronimus has focused attention on the continuing excess mortality among African Americans and other peoples of color.1 In a related article in this issue, she further examines the reasons for this persistent inequality. 2 It is impossible to have a frank discussion of inequality, let alone devote an entire issue of the Journal to urban health, without confronting the continuing blight of racism head on.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: inequalities in health, urban health initiatives, African Americans, racism
Subjects: Health > Health Equity
Health > Policy
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Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2011 14:52
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2011 14:52
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/2592

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