Eliminating Healthcare Disparities in America

Beyond the IOM Report

  • Richard Allen Williams

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Underlying Causes of Healthcare Disparities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Richard Allen Williams
      Pages 3-19
    3. George A. Mensah, Maleeka J. Glover
      Pages 21-40
  3. Current Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. M. Gregg Bloche
      Pages 67-82
    3. Joseph R. Betancourt, Angela Maina
      Pages 83-97
    4. Randall W. Maxey, Richard Allen Williams
      Pages 99-120
    5. Brian D. Smedley
      Pages 121-137
  4. Approaches to Correcting the Problems

  5. Examples of What Works

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Nancy Krieger, Pamela D. Waterman, Jarvis T. Chen, S. V. Subramanian, David H. Rehkopf
      Pages 259-306
    3. Richard Allen Williams
      Pages 307-312
    4. James W. Krieger, Tim K. Takaro, Janice C. Rabkin
      Pages 313-339
    5. Kathy B. Jackson
      Pages 341-363
  6. Concluding Recommendations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 375-375
    2. John Z. Ayanian, Richard Allen Williams
      Pages 377-389
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 391-398

About this book


In Eliminating Healthcare Disparities in America, Dr. Richard Allen Williams assembles the very best scholars on healthcare disparities to raise the public consciousness of this issue. These experts provide the benefits of their experience and expertise as a resource for helping others to make judicious determinations about how to proceed in efforts to improve the disparities in American healthcare. Arranged into discrete categories, this volume contains comprehensive coverage, both historical and current, of the healthcare disparity crisis currently plaguing our country in hopes of leading us all to a brighter future. The volume includes chapters of examples that are currently working and concludes with recommendations on how to move forward. The text is not intended to be one in which all of the answers are given to the multitude of problems. Instead, Eliminating Healthcare Disparities in America is intended to raise the reader’s level of consciousness and concern and to increase the knowledge base about the issues. This groundbreaking text will be an initial spark that ignites the fire that may one day eliminate healthcare disparities in communities around the country.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Richard Allen Williams
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLAUSA
  2. 2.The Minority Health Institute, Inc.Los Angeles
  3. 3.Institute for the Advancement of Multicultural and Minority MedicineWashington, DC

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