At Risk in America : The Health and Health Care Needs of Vulnerable Populations in the United States (Hardcover)

Author: Aday, Lu Ann

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This updated second edition of At Risk in America provides a detailed analysis of those key population groups most vulnerable to disease and injury in the United States today-including homeless persons, refugees and immigrants, people living with AIDS, alcohol and substance abusers, high-risk mothers and infants, victims of family or other violence, and the chronically or mentally ill. Lu Ann Aday reviews the major theories and knowledge concerning these at-risk groups and offers new approaches and methodologies for tracing the social determinants and societal influences on health. She examines the specific health needs and risks faced by these groups, their experience in the health care system, the current policies and programs that serve them, and the research and policy initiatives that might be undertaken to help reduce their vulnerability.

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Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
Mfg Part# 9780787949860
SKU 30667107
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0787949868
Release Date 2/1/2001
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 10H x 7.25L x 1T
From the Publisher
Editors Note Lu Ann Aday has completely revised and updated her landmark book, which offers a detailed descriptive analysis of key population groups most vulnerable to disease and injury in the United States. This indispensable resource--written for health policy researchers and experts and public health professionals--examines the size and demographic composition of at-risk groups, the health needs and hazards encountered by these groups, the principal policies and programs that serve vulnerable populations, and the real life experiences of at-risk groups within our health care system.
Editors Note 1 This updated second edition of At Risk in America provides a detailed analysis of those key population groups most vulnerable to disease and injury in the United States today-including homeless persons, refugees and immigrants, people living with AIDS, alcohol and substance abusers, high-risk mothers and infants, victims of family or other violence, and the chronically or mentally ill. Lu Ann Aday reviews the major theories and knowledge concerning these at-risk groups and offers new approaches and methodologies for tracing the social determinants and societal influences on health. She examines the specific health needs and risks faced by these groups, their experience in the health care system, the current policies and programs that serve them, and the research and policy initiatives that might be undertaken to help reduce their vulnerability.
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Book Format Hardcover
Edition 0002
Number of Pages 0400
Publisher Jossey-Bass
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