Reducing Racial And Social-Class Inequalities In Health: The Need For A New Approach
Syme, S. L.
Syme, S. L. (2008) Reducing Racial And Social-Class Inequalities In Health: The Need For A New Approach. Health Affairs, 27 (2). pp. 456-459.
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It is well known that people in racial and ethnic minority groups and in lower social-class positions have higher morbidity and mortality rates from virtually every disease. To effectively deal with the problem, we will need to adopt a more appropriate conceptual model that focuses on the fundamental determinants of health, we will need to understand how important this is for all Americans as a society, and we will need to better deal with the issues people care about: their children, homes, jobs, safety, education, families, retirement, and future prospects