Why Are Health Disparities Everyone's Problem? (Johns Hopkins Wavelengths) by Lisa Cooper
English | June 29th, 2021 | ISBN: 1421441152 | 264 pages | True EPUB | 1.85 MB
Health is determined by far more than a person's choices and behaviors. Social and political conditions, economic forces, physical environments, institutional policies, health care system features, social relationships, risk behaviors, and genetic predispositions all contribute to physical and mental well-being. In America and around the world, many of these factors are derived from a lingering history of unequal opportunities and unjust treatment for people of color and other vulnerable communities. But they aren't the only ones who suffer because of these disparities—everyone is impacted by the factors that degrade health for the least advantaged among us.