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This research guide is designed to help students find
books, articles, and primary source material in support of the
historical health care policy assignment. Please also check the SOWK
4118 History of Social Welfare and Social Work research guide for
Historical Overviews and Chronologies
To identify health-related legislation that was
proposed or enacted during your time period, begin by consulting a
historical overview or a chronology. These sources will discuss key
acts, amendments, events, and figures that you can then use as keywords
when searching the library catalog and databases.
Healthcare Reform in America: A Reference Handbook
RA395.A3 K7593 2004
Part of the Contemporary World Issues series, this reference book provides a historical overview, short descriptions of people and events, facts and documents (including a section on historical health data and government publications), relevant organizations, and selected books, government reports, and websites. See especially Chapter 2, "The Role of the Federal Government in Health and Earlier Healthcare Reform Efforts," which outlines twentieth-cent
Health Care Politics and Policy in America
RA395.A3 P285 2006
Chapter 2 discusses the transformation of American medicine, 1900-1935, and the role of the federal government from the 1800s through the Bush administration. Other chapters specifically address Medicaid, Medicare, and health care and the disadvantaged. This book also has a chronology of significant events and legislation, 1798-2006.
Race, Ethnicity, and Health by
Call Number: Online
Publication Date: 2013
Race, Ethnicity and Health, Second Edition, is a new and critical selection of hallmark articles that address health disparities in America. It effectively documents the need for equal treatment and equal health status for minorities. Intended as a resource for faculty and students in public health as well as the social sciences, it will be also be valuable to public health administrators and frontline staff who serve diverse racial and ethnic populations. The book brings together the best peer reviewed research literature from the leading scholars and faculty in this growing field, providing a historical and political context for the study of health, race, and ethnicity, with key findings on disparities in access, use, and quality. This volume also examines the role of health care providers in health disparities and discusses the issue of matching patients and doctors by race. There has been considerable new research since the original manuscript's preparation in 2001 and publication in 2002, and reflecting this, more than half the book is new content. New chapters cover: reflections on demographic changes in the US based on the current census; metrics and nomenclature for disparities; theories of genetic basis for disparities; the built environment; residential segregation; environmental health; occupational health; health disparities in integrated communities; Latino health; Asian populations; stress and health; physician/patient relationships; hospital treatment of minorities; the slavery hypertension hypothesis; geographic disparities; and intervention design.