Social Injustice and Public Health

Social Injustice and Public Health

Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel

Print publication date: Aug 2013

ISBN: 9780199939220

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

This second edition of Social Injustice and Public Health is a comprehensive, up-to-date, evidence-based resource on the relationship of social injustice to many aspects of public health, and it documents the adverse effects of social injustice on health and makes recommendations on what needs to be done to reduce social injustice and thereby improve the public's health. This resource is divided into four parts, and covers the nature of social injustice and its impact on public health; how the health of specific population groups is affected by social injustice; how social injustice adversely affects medical care, infectious and chronic non-communicable disease, nutrition, mental health, violence, environmental and occupational health, oral health, and aspects of international health; and what needs to be done, such as addressing social injustice in a human rights context, promoting social justice through public health policies and programs, strengthening communities, and promoting equitable and sustainable human development.