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SBE 2020: Submission Detail

ID Number: 76
Title: Beyond Despair: Next Decade Research Strategies to Promote Health Equity among Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Lead Author: Brooks Carthon, J. Margo
Abstract: Disparate health outcomes among racial and ethnic minorities are a long entrenched feature of American society. For decades, scholars have attempted to disentangle health disparities from their roots in social and economic inequalities. Despite these efforts, the systematic, structural, social, and biological forces that underlie health inequities are so pervasive that no single strategy in isolation can address their detrimental effects. The following paper highlights our recommendations for future strategies in the field of health disparities research. In it we emphasize the importance of incorporating approaches that fuse current knowledge within interdisciplinary frameworks comprised of teams of community members, scientists and policy makers dedicated to creating sustainable solutions for equity in health care. We contend that this research agenda must move beyond simply distinguishing differences between racial and ethnic minority groups in terms of health outcomes, toward a research paradigm which includes community members as equal partners in the research design and implementation process; considers the influence of events occurring over the life span which later lead to the development of chronic disease; equally addresses the structural mechanisms underlying health inequities; and integrates the development of sustainable social policy throughout the research process.
PDF: BrooksCarthon_J_76.pdf

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