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Confronting Health Inequity: The Global Dimension

Casas-Zamora, Juan Antonio and Ibrahim, Said A. (2004) Confronting Health Inequity: The Global Dimension. American Journal of Public Health, 94 (12). pp. 2055-2058. ISSN 0090-0036

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Abstract

Since the days of Hippocrates, health inequities and the role of social and environmental factors in the determination of marked differences in health status have been well recognized. For some time now, the driving force behind public health has been understanding and intervening in the underlying causes of health inequity. The publication of the Black Report1 in the United Kingdom in 1980 brought a more focused approach to this discourse by identifying specific factors, such as social class, gender, and race/ethnicity, as the social and economic determinants of health inequities. With this evolution came a conceptual and operational distinction between health disparities/inequalities and health inequity/equity. These distinctions aside, the issue of health inequity has moved beyond the academic discourse into the arena of policy and action.


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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: health inequities; Black Report; Initiative to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities
Subjects: Health > Health Equity
Health > Disparities
Health > Global Health
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Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2011 10:09
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1024

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