De la Torre and Estrada once again present a broad and nuanced understanding of recent issues involving Mexican American health and well-being, this time with the addition of discussions on:the new U.S. Human Development Index to contextualize the health, education, and income status of Mexican Americans relative to other population groupsemerging diseases, such as diabetes and obesityrecent health-care reforms under the Obama administrationsubstance abuse, sexual risk, and psychological distress among HIV-positive individuals in the gay/bisexual communityand predictions of future trends for the next decade.
This new volume has been updated throughout to reflect the many developments in health care since its first edition. Mexican Americans and Health, 2nd Edition continues to present data on a large number of health issues that are important and relevant to the Mexican American population, while describing the social contexts in which they are occurring. Its comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach brings originality and focus to a dynamic literature.
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
Edition: New Updated Edition
"Mexican Americans and Health, 2nd Edition provides a unique and focused review of the current health status and to the future of the Southwest's largest ethnic minority populations and communities with respect to health."--Dr. Alberto G. Mata Jr., author of Dangerous Relationships: Effects of Early Violence in Women's Lives on the Border
"Drawing on interviews with Mexican Americans from various age groups and socioeconomic levels, the authors examine this population's experiences with health care. The text is ably designed to help students focus on the issues."--Library Journal
"This represents a critical aspect for improving the health status of Mexican Americans in the twenty-first century."--American Quarterly
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