Reducing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Reproductive and Perinatal Outcomes

The Evidence from Population-Based Interventions

  • Arden Handler
  • Joan Kennelly
  • Nadine Peacock

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Julie Chor, Ashley Dyer, Bryna Harwood
    Pages 39-63
  3. Merry-K. Moos, Amanda C. Bennett
    Pages 65-92
  4. Whitney B. You, Ann E. B. Borders, Beth F. Pellettieri, Patricia M. Garcia
    Pages 119-149
  5. Hannah Holcombe Walford, Sonya Trinh, Anna Wiencrot, Michael C. Lu
    Pages 151-179
  6. Vijaya K. Hogan, Meghan E. Shanahan, Diane L. Rowley
    Pages 181-207
  7. Laura J. Miller, Renu Gupta, Andrea M. Scremin
    Pages 301-327
  8. Susan C. Vonderheid, Rieko Kishi, Kathleen F. Norr, Carrie Klima
    Pages 369-399
  9. Eugene Declercq, Mary Barger, Judith Weiss
    Pages 401-427
  10. Lindsay A. Thompson, David C. Goodman
    Pages 429-455
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 457-461

About this book

Introduction

Reducing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Reproductive and Perinatal Outcomes: The Evidence from Population-Based Interventions

Arden Handler, Joan Kennelly, Nadine Peacock, editors

Among women’s health concerns, reproductive issues, both prenatal and postpartum, hold particular prominence. Yet despite the many programs dedicated to improving women’s reproductive health, maternal and infant morbidity and mortality rates in minority communities remain unchanged—or have increased. Confronting this alarming statistic head-on, Reducing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Reproductive and Perinatal Outcomes is the first book systematically examining public health interventions designed toward meeting this important and elusive goal. Its contributors offer the best thinking and practice on this complicated topic, clarifying the relationship between evidence-based medicine and evidence-based public health and its potential for increasing parity, considering interventions in the multiple contexts of women’s lives, reviewing the evidence base for each program or initiative featured, and describing methodologies for evaluating interventions. The resulting volume advocates for an integrative lifespan approach, including topics related to:

  • Family planning
  • STI and HIV/AIDS screening and treatment
  • Smoking cessation and reducing exposure to environmental smoke
  • Preconceptional well-woman care
  • Depression screening and treatment
  • Labor/delivery approaches and intrapartum care
  • Emerging prenatal care interventions, from centering pregnancy to doula support

For professionals and graduate students in psychiatry, psychology, sociology, women’s health, and public health, Reducing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Reproductive and Perinatal Outcomes reframes a set of ongoing issues and guides the reader toward state-of-the-art solutions.

Editors and affiliations

  • Arden Handler
    • 1
  • Joan Kennelly
    • 2
  • Nadine Peacock
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Public Health, Community Health SciencesUniversity of Illinois, ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.School of Public Health, Community Health SciencesUniversity of Illinois, ChicagoChicagoUSA
  3. 3.School of Public Health, Community Health SciencesUniversity of Illinois, ChicagoChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1499-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-1498-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-1499-6
  • About this book