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Anjanette Wells is assistant professor in the School of Social Work, College of Allied Health Sciences, at the University of Cincinnati.
Vetta L. Sanders Thompson is E. Desmond Lee professor of racial and ethnic diversity at Washington University in St. Louis.
Will Ross is associate dean for diversity and inclusion at Washington University School of Medicine and professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology.
Carol Camp Yeakey is Marshall S. Snow professor of arts & sciences and founding director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Urban Studies and the Center on Urban Research and Public Policy at Washington University in St. Louis.
Sheri Notaro is associate dean for graduate student affairs in the Graduate School and director of the Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship Program at Washington University in St. Louis.
Foreword by Holden Thorp
Introduction: Cancer in the Face of Race, Poverty, and Place: An Introduction
Chapter 1: Social Determinants of Health and Their Influence on Health Disparities in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area
Chapter 2: Cancer Disparities by Site
Chapter 3: Health Behaviors, Lifestyles, and Prevention
Chapter 4: From Theories to Practice, into Feasible Solutions
Conclusion: Poverty and Public Health
Place matters. It is imperative to take place (physical, social, and built environment) into account as we work to understand and develop solutions to address health disparities.Poverty and Place: Cancer Prevention among Low-Income Women of Color does just that in its examination of the many factors (race, socioeconomic status, social and built environment) that can facilitate or pose a barrier to cancer treatment and adherence. This work includes original research conducted among low-income African American women who are residents of St. Louis, MO and East St. Louis, IL and includes a theoretical framework for the development of solutions via effective interventions to address health disparities. Holden Thorp, Provost of Washington University in St. Louis, writes a foreword praising his colleagues for their vision to address health disparities in the St. Louis greater metropolitan area and accepting the challenge of ensuring the university plays its role as a key stakeholder.
— Melody S. Goodman, New York University
The places where an individual lives, works, and plays constitute the social determinants of health and have a role in the health and outcomes of population groups. Poverty and Place presents a unique blend of original research and the published literature to provide a balanced view of the societal factors that play a role in the incidence of cancer in low-income women of color. The volume focuses on the St. Louis metropolitan area to give an in-depth study of the environment, policies, economics, and social and cultural attitudes that result in health disparities for low-income women of color. The authors describe how social determinants in the research area impact health disparities but also gives brief overviews of the national scene, along with descriptions of definitions useful for those new to the public health field. References to previous chapters are also helpful. The text is highly recommended for undergraduate collections with degrees in public health or community education. Summing Up: Highly recommended.
— Choice Reviews