Table of contents for Eliminating healthcare disparities in America : beyond the IOM report / edited by Richard Allen Williams.


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1. UNDERLYING CAUSES OF HEALTHCARE DISPARITIES
1. Historical Perspectives on Healthcare Disparities:
Is the Past Prologue?
Richard Allen Williams, M.D. .............................3
2. Epidemiology of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health
and Healthcare
George A. Mensah, M.D., FACP FACC
and Maleeka J. Glover ScD, M.PH ................. .21
3. Cultural Diversity in Medicine and
in Healthcare Delivery
Richard Allen Williams, M.D. ............................41
II. CURRENT PROBLEMS
4. Healthcare and the Politics of Race
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D .............................67
5. Barriers to Eliminating Disparities in Clinical Practice:
Lessons From the IOM Report "Unequal Treatment"
Joseph R. Betancourt, M.D., M.P.H.
and Angela Maina, B.S. .............................83
6. Second-Class Medicine: Implications of Evidence-Based
Medicine for Improving Minority Access to the
Correct Pharmaceutical Therapy
Randall W Maxey, M.D., Ph.D.
and Richard Allen Williams, M.D. ......................99
7. The Diversity Benefit: How Does Diversity Among
Health Professionals Address Public Needs?
Brian D. Smedley, Ph.D. ................ ............ 121
III. APPROACHES TO CORRECTING THE PROBLEMS
8. Eliminating Disparities in Healthcare Through Quality
Improvement
Kevin Fiscella, M.D., M.PH.............................141
9. Eliminating Racial Discrimination in Healthcare: A Call
for State Healthcare Anti-Discrimination Law
Vernellia R. Randall, M.S.N., J.D .........................179
10. Quality of Care and Health Disparities: The Evolving
Role of Government
Garth N. Graham, M.D., M.H. ........................197
11. The Role of Communities in Eliminating Healthcare
Disparities: Getting Down to the Grass Roots
JudyAnn Bigby, M.D ............     ..................221
12. The Potential Impact of Performance Incentive
Programs on Racial Disparities in Healthcare
Alyna T. Chien, M.D., M.S. ...................... 237
IV. EXAMPLES OF WHAT WORKS
13. Monitoring Socioeconomic Determinants for Healthcare
Disparities: Tools From the Public Health Disparities
Geocoding Project
Nancy Krieger, Ph.D., Pamela D. Waterman, M.PH.,
Jarvis T. Chen, ScD, S.VY Subramanian, Ph.D.,
and David H. Rehkopf  ScD  .......................... 259
14. The Association of Black Cardiologists: A Small-Group
Success Story
Richard Allen Williams, M.D. .............. .......... 307
15, Breathe Easy In Seattle: Addressing Asthma Disparities
Through Healthier Housing
James W Krieger, M.D., M.P.H., Tim K. Takaro, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.
and Janice C. Rabkin, M.PH., Ph.D ...................313
16. Access Health Solutions: A Minority Physician Network
Model That Works
Kathy B. Jackson, Ph.D. .............................341
17. Carolinas Association for Community Health
Equity-CACHE: A Community Coalition to Address
Health Disparities in Racial and Ethnic Minorities in
Mecklenburg County North Carolina
Yele Aluko, M.D. ................................. 365
V. CONCLUDING RECOMMENDATIONS
18. Principles for Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities
in Healthcare
John Z Ayanian, M.D., M.P.P
and Richard Allen Williams, M.D. ................... 377



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Health Services Accessibility United States, Ethnic Groups United States, Minority Groups United States, Delivery of Health Care United States, Quality of Health Care United States, Discrimination in medical care, Health services accessibility, Minorities Medical care, Race discrimination, Racism Cross-cultural studies, Social medicine