Friday, June 06, 2008

NCRW Friday Morning Plenary (Post 6)

Gina Wood on Health Disparities

Gina Wood discusses HEALTH DISPARITIES and the need to guarantee the inalienable right to live healthy lives to all individuals, especially women and people of color. She points out how troubling it is that the presidential candidates’ health care plans have not yet been analyzed in terms of how they will effect individuals lives.

What are the social determinents of health? Wood points out that disparities occur on personal, social, economic, and environmental levels.

Looking to the work done in Appalachia, she frames HEALTH AS AN ECONOMIC ENGINE.

Wood ends on striking statistics around maternal and child health. She points out that the US is ranked 29th (after Cuba) in terms of infant mortality – which is a drop from previous levels.


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