Journals Higher Education



Published: 06 August 2019

664 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190914646

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Social Injustice and Public Health

Third Edition

Edited by Barry S. Levy

  • The defining text on the sources and health consequences of social injustice and how to reduce these consequences
  • 78 contributors spanning all phases of public health, medicine, and social science
  • Addresses the impact of social injustice on specific population groups (such as people of color, women, and people with disabilities), its impact on domains of public health (such as medical care, nutrition, and environmental health), and types of interventions (such as human rights approaches, national and international law, and equitable and sustainable human development)
  • Enriched with tables, photographs, figures, case studies, and text boxes
  • An ideal core text for courses in health equity and social determinants of health for students and mid-career professionals in public health, social work, medicine, nursing, and related fields

New to this Edition:

  • New sections on the opioid crisis, climate change, and childhood lead poisoning
  • Additional coverage of maternal mortality and noncommunicable diseases in the U.S.
  • Insights for teaching cultural competence and health equity

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