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Urban Health: Combating Disparities with Local Data

Steven Whitman, Ami Shah, and Maureen Benjamins


The 1980s opened a discussion of the varying nature of health in different segments of the United States. Falling under the rubric of ‘health disparities’, a great deal of research has been published demonstrating the substantial differences in health status within a population. The causes of health disparities are varied and not always clear but most researchers agree that disparities are a reflection of social and economic inequities and political injustice. One of the obstacles to addressing disparities is the lack of meaningful health data especially for vulnerable populations, which is of ... More

Keywords: health disparities, health status, social inequalities, economic inequalities, political injustice, health data

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199731190
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731190.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven Whitman, author

Ami Shah, author

Maureen Benjamins, author