25 Health as public good fall 10 Bb.ppt

25 Health as public good fall 10 Bb.ppt - Health as a...

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Health as a public good:   Health as a public good:   Disparities in health status and care  Disparities in health status and care  across families across families FMSC 381 October 25, 2010
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Health Defined  Health Defined  The state of complete physical,  mental, and social well-being and not  merely the absence of disease or  infirmity (WHO, 1946) Social role functioning, absence of  disease, psychological health  (Wolinsky,1988)
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Which Health Disparities? Which Health Disparities? Health status Quality of life Length of life Access to health  care
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Why Do Health Disparities Exist? Why Do Health Disparities Exist? Nature or social selection Material resources impact health Lifestyles impact health
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Lifestyle = Choice?  Lifestyle = Choice?  Obesity Smoking Lack of  exercise High  cholesterol Poor diet Alcohol  abuse
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Lower SES  (Education/Income) Reduced Health  Status
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Lower socio-economic status is  probably the most powerful single  contributor to premature morbidity and  mortality, not only in the United States,  but worldwide.  (Williams, 1988)
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What fraction of the adults who  recently left welfare rate their health  as excellent or very good? a. 1/2 b. 1/4 c. 1/3  d. 2/3
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Wide  Levels of  Social  Inequality Living in  N’hood  with Low  Social  Capital Exposure to  Environmental   Pollutants Low  Position  within  Social  Hierarchy Weak  Social  Networks Chronic  Exposure  to Stress Unhealthy  Behaviors Injury to  Tissues  and  Organs Illness and  death How Social Inequality Affects Health Status
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Socioeconomic  Inequality Residential  Segregation Concentrated  Poverty and  Violence High Allostatic  Load Chronic Illness Biosocial model of residential segregation (Massey, 2004)
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Disadvantaged  Racial or Ethnic  Group Lower SES  (Education/Income) Reduced Health  Status ?
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Race/ethnicity, SES, & Health
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Race/ethnicity, SES, & Health
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Children’s Health Status
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