Poverty and health disparities

lessons and solutions for health care providers

Marlene Wilken, Beth Furlong

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Abstract

Health care disparities exist in the United States. Social inequalities contributing to disparities in health care include poverty, socioeconomic status, being uninsured, one's life course, and being unemployed. Each social inequality has an effect on health status and produces a gradient of poor health and mortality that spans all socioeconomic strata. Selected policies implemented in the United States have resulted in perpetuating health care disparities and negative health outcomes for certain populations. Health care professionals are in a strategic position to implement pragmatic strategies for eliminating some health disparities. Strategies discussed include changes at the following levels: personal, worksite, professional association, community, and civic.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Inequalities, Health and Health Care Delivery
Pages201-217
Number of pages17
Volume20
StatePublished - 2002

Publication series

NameResearch in the Sociology of Health Care
Volume20
ISSN (Print)02754959

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Healthcare Disparities
Poverty
Health Personnel
poverty
health care
Health
social inequality
health
Social Class
Workplace
Health Status
professional association
social stratum
health status
Delivery of Health Care
social status
pragmatics
mortality
Mortality
Population

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Care Planning
  • Community and Home Care

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Wilken, M., & Furlong, B. (2002). Poverty and health disparities: lessons and solutions for health care providers. In Social Inequalities, Health and Health Care Delivery (Vol. 20, pp. 201-217). (Research in the Sociology of Health Care; Vol. 20).

Poverty and health disparities : lessons and solutions for health care providers. / Wilken, Marlene; Furlong, Beth.

Social Inequalities, Health and Health Care Delivery. Vol. 20 2002. p. 201-217 (Research in the Sociology of Health Care; Vol. 20).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Wilken, M & Furlong, B 2002, Poverty and health disparities: lessons and solutions for health care providers. in Social Inequalities, Health and Health Care Delivery. vol. 20, Research in the Sociology of Health Care, vol. 20, pp. 201-217.
Wilken M, Furlong B. Poverty and health disparities: lessons and solutions for health care providers. In Social Inequalities, Health and Health Care Delivery. Vol. 20. 2002. p. 201-217. (Research in the Sociology of Health Care).
Wilken, Marlene ; Furlong, Beth. / Poverty and health disparities : lessons and solutions for health care providers. Social Inequalities, Health and Health Care Delivery. Vol. 20 2002. pp. 201-217 (Research in the Sociology of Health Care).
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