"A much-needed sensitive examination of the scope of health diseases faced by women of color and an invaluable aid to women seeking preventive interventions at an early stage of disease onset. The strenghts of women of color are emphasized throughout; emerging health concerns, research needs, and key policy issues anre identified; and the importance of accuratee data collection from diverse subgroups is highlighted."
-Cardiss Collins (D-IL), US House of Representatives
Focusing on African-American, hispanic/Latina, Asian/Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, and American Indian/Alaskan Native women, Health Issues for Women of Color presents a multidisciplinary and multifaceted approach to the major health concerns of today's women of color. The chapters address topics such as domestic violence, anxiety, drug abuse, mental health, sexism, and racism, as well as the unique problems of the growing population of women who are homeless. This valuable resource not only demonstrates how much needs to be done to bring parity to health care for women of color, but also provides insight into the importance of cultural sensitivity and competence in eliminating barriers to access to health care. Students, health care professionals, researchers and policymakers who desire to see equity in health care access and delivery will find this book an important addition to their libraries. (from back cover of book)