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Health Disparities, Diversity, and Inclusion
Context, Controversies, and Solutions

Author(s): Patti R. Rose, MPH, EdD, President and Founder, Rose Consulting, Miami, Florida
  • ISBN-13: 9781284090161
  • Paperback    258 pages      © 2018
Price: $83.95 US List
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Despite the many Public Health successes over the last century, health disparity continues to exist in in American society. This introductory text addresses this topic head on, exploring steps that must be taken to prepare for the rapidly changing demographics in American society, including immigration reform (emerging majorities), and evidenced based information substantiating the fact that diversity matters in terms of the provision of health care. 

Diversity is examined in terms of patient satisfaction and quality outcomes with an emphasis on racial, ethnic, gender, and linguistic diversity. The book highlights steps that key stakeholders, including federal, state, and private health care and public health entities, should take to ensure that representatives from emerging majority groups are involved with and serve as leaders in terms of the provision of health care at every level. The discussion of diversity is contrasted with the concept of cultural competency and how both go hand in hand in terms of the ultimate goal of closing the health status gap in the United States.

About the Author  
    Chapter  1  Introduction
    Chapter  2  Health Disparities: The Meaning and a Historical Overview
    Chapter  3  The Extent of the Health Status Gap and Why It Has Not Been Closed
    Chapter  4  What Is and Who Defines Diversity?
    Chapter  5  Health Disparities By the Numbers and Obamacare
    Chapter  6  Diversity In Healthcare: Making It Happen and Sustaining It
    Chapter  7  Health Disparities In Urban Communities: The Issues, Concerns, and Solutions
    Chapter  8  Health Disparities In Rural Communities
    Chapter  9  Cultural Competency Vs. Diversity: Why Cultural Competency Also Matters
    Chapter  10  Women and Health Disparities: Specific Issues, Concerns and Solutions
    Chapter  11  Health Disparities and the Impact On the Lives of Children: Issues, Concerns and Solutions
    Chapter  12  Closing the Health Status Gap: A Spiritual Approach Towards Resolution
    Chapter  13  The Future of Health Disparities and Diversity: Recommendations Towards Solutions
    Chapter  14  Case Studies and Health Disparities
    Chapter  15  Case Studies and Diversity
  Appendix  I  The National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (The National CLAS Standards)
  Appendix  II  Cultural Competence Assessment Survey: Executive Team and Management
  Appendix  III  Cultural Competence Assessment Survey: Staff
  Appendix  IV  Cultural Competence Assessment Survey: Health Professionals
  Appendix  V  Sample Components of a Diversity Plan
  Appendix  VI  Cultural Competence Plan
  Appendix  VII  Abbreviations
  Appendix  VIII  Durant’s Model for Diversity and Inclusion
  Appendix  IX  Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Diversity Portfolios
  Appendix  X  Resources - Healthcare Education Academic Program Accreditation Organizations
  Appendix  XI  University of Mississippi Medical Center Pipeline Into Medical School
  Appendix  XII  Suggested Additional Readings
  Appendix  XIII  Racial and Ethnic Data for Students of Color in Veterinary Medicine

Patti R. Rose, MPH, EdD-President and Founder, Rose Consulting, Miami, Florida

Dr. Patti Rose acquired her Master’s Degree (MPH) in Health Services Administration from the Yale University School of Public Health followed by her Doctorate (Ed.D) in Health Education from Columbia University, Teachers College. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor for the University of Miami (UM) Africana and American Studies Programs for which she has developed new courses entitled Black Women in Medicine and Healing, Race and Healthcare in America, African Women in the Diaspora and Contemporary Issues in America. Formerly, she served as CEO of Rose Consulting, Inc. followed by CEO of Plainfield Health Center in Plainfield, NJ.  Prior to that she served as Vice President of Behavioral Health Services at Economic Opportunity Family Health Center (EOFHC), Inc., one of the largest community health centers in the nation, located in Miami, FL and Consultant for that organization. She has also held the title of Lecturer for the Yale University School of Public Health, Adjunct Professor for the UM Education Department and Executive MBA Program as well as for the Barry University Health Services Administration Program, Associate Professor at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Assistant Professor at Florida International University in Miami, FL (graduate level Public Health  programs). Her professional affiliations have included the American College of Health Care Executives, the American Public Health Association, the Black Executive Forum, and the National Association of Health Services Executives. She was inducted into the Public Health Service Honor Roll at the Yale University School of Public Health for her long term commitment to public health service and was appointed by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology to serve in the capacity of Examiner on the 2004 Board of Examiners of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Dr. Rose has been married for 24 years and is the mother of two young adults.


Additional Titles by this Author
  • Front Matter
    Dedication, Table of Contents, Preface, Contributors, Acknowledgments, About the Author
  • Chapter 2
    Health Disparities: The Meaning and a Historical Overview
  • Chapter 1

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Bundle with: Essentials of Health Justice

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This bundle includes printed copies of the following two texts: 1.) Health Disparities, Diversity, and Inclusion 2.) Essentials of Health Justice

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