|2011 Background resources
- Focusing on Children's Health: Community Approaches to Addressing Health Disparities
Workshop Summary Authors: Theresa M. Wizemann and Karen M. Anderson, Rapporteurs; Roundtable on Health Disparities; Institute of Medicine and National Research Council
- Yes We Can: Telling Truths and Dispelling Myths About Race and Education in America, The Education Trust. This report examines the educational practices and policies that have raised academic achievement for low-income and minority students, and offers compelling evidence that children of color excel in school when given the right teaching, right classes and right support.
- From Poverty to Prosperity: A National Strategy to Cut Poverty in Half, The Center for American Progress Task Force on Poverty, April 25, 2007
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America
- Webinar: What Shapes Health?
Moderator David Williams, PhD, professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard University, led the panel of additional experts on the social determinants of health, including Paula Braveman, MD, MPH, and Susan Egerter, PhD, of the University of California, San Francisco and Jack P. Shonkoff, MD, from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. The panel provided insights on how, despite an abundance of information about healthy lifestyles and the most advanced medical care in the world, millions of Americans experience needlessly poor health and don't practice healthy behaviors. For many, the path to a healthy or unhealthy life is influenced by factors largely beyond their control, like the neighborhoods they grew up in, their parents' income and level of education, and the stress they've experienced in their daily lives. The costs of poor health are borne not only by individuals but by their families and, ultimately, by all Americans.
- Report of the Secretary's Task Force on Black and Minority Health: Executive Summary, Volume I (1985)
- Epidemiology and the People's Health: Theory and Context, Nancy Krieger
Last updated December 09, 2011