The Political Determinants of Health

Author:   Daniel E. Dawes (Executive Director, Health Policy & External Affairs, Morehouse School of Medicine) ,  David R. Williams (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)
Publisher:   Johns Hopkins University Press
Edition:   2nd edition
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9781421437897


Pages:   240
Publication Date:   24 March 2020
Format:   Paperback
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Reduced life expectancy, worsening health outcomes, health inequity, and declining health care options-these are now realities for most Americans. However, in a country of more than 325 million people, addressing everyone's issues is challenging. How can we effect beneficial change for everyone so we all can thrive? What is the great equalizer? In this book, Daniel E. Dawes argues that political determinants of health create the social drivers-including poor environmental conditions, inadequate transportation, unsafe neighborhoods, and lack of healthy food options-that affect all other dynamics of health. By understanding these determinants, their origins, and their impact on the equitable distribution of opportunities and resources, we will be better equipped to develop and implement actionable solutions to close the health gap. Dawes draws on his firsthand experience helping to shape major federal policies, including the Affordable Care Act, to describe the history of efforts to address the political determinants that have resulted in health inequities. Taking us further upstream to the underlying source of the causes of inequities, Dawes examines the political decisions that lead to our social conditions, makes the social determinants of health more accessible, and provides a playbook for how we can address them effectively. A thought-provoking and evocative account that considers both the policies we think of as health policy and those that we don't, The Political Determinants of Health provides a novel, multidisciplinary framework for addressing the systemic barriers preventing the United States from becoming the healthiest nation in the world.

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Author:   Daniel E. Dawes (Executive Director, Health Policy & External Affairs, Morehouse School of Medicine) ,  David R. Williams (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)
Publisher:   Johns Hopkins University Press
Imprint:   Johns Hopkins University Press
Edition:   2nd edition
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 1.50cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.340kg
ISBN:  

9781421437897


ISBN 10:   1421437899
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   24 March 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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Daniel E. Dawes is the director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine who has been at the forefront of recent major federal health policy negotiations in the United States. The cofounder of the Health Equity Leadership and Exchange Network (HELEN), he is the author of 150 Years of ObamaCare.

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