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Health Policy and the Coloring of an American Male Crisis: A perspective on Community-Based Health Services

Smith, A.L. (2003) Health Policy and the Coloring of an American Male Crisis: A perspective on Community-Based Health Services. American Journal of Public Health, 93 (5). pp. 749-752. ISSN 0090-0036

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Abstract

Health services at the community level are organized and financed in such a way that men need access but encounter barriers to care such as poor service design, lack of insurance, and the absence of health literacy. Community health delivery systems may not be appropriate, effective, fit, or able to meet the needs they are charged to fill. Community-based health services, including health departments, are underfunded, understaffed, and unable to carry out their mission in a way that protects the health of the community. The current design for funding and delivering health care services excludes poor men, particularly men of color. Improving the health of men requires modifications in the way health care is financed, delivered, and managed.


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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 policy, male, community-based, men of color, health care
Subjects: Health > Health Equity
Health > Health Equity > Access To Healthcare
Health
Health > Disparities
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    Depositing User: Maya Gist
    Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2005
    Last Modified: 30 Jun 2011 10:49
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14

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