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Social Determinants of Health Among African-American Men

Social Determinants of Health Among African-American Men

Henrie M. Treadwell, Clare Xanthos, Kisha B. Holden

ISBN: 978-1-118-23518-8

Sep 2012, Jossey-Bass

368 pages



This groundbreaking book applies the concept of social determinants of health to the health of African- American men. While there have been significant efforts in recent years to eliminate health disparities, serious disparities continue to exist especially with regard to African–American men who continue to suffer disproportionately from poor health when compared to other racial, ethnic, and gender groups in the United States. This book covers the most important issues relating to social determinants of health and also offers viable strategies for reducing health disparities.  

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Figures and Tables v

Foreword vii
Robert M Franklin

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

The Editors xv

The Contributors xvii

1 Introduction to Social Determinants of Health among African-American Men 1
Clare Xanthos, Henrie M Treadwell, and Kisha B Holden

Part One Social Determinants of Health Status 19

2 Implications of Racism for African-American Men’s Cancer Risk, Morbidity, and Mortality 21
Derek M Griffith and Jonetta L Johnson

3 Social Determinants of Depression and the Black Male Experience  39
Daphne C Watkins and Harold W Neighbors

4 Psychosocial Health of Black Sexually Marginalized Men  63
Louis F Graham

5 Parental Incarceration as a Social Determinant of Male African-American Adolescents’ Mental Health 83
Susan D Phillips and Qiana R Cryer-Coupet

6 The Impact of Reentry from Incarceration on the Health of African-American Men  97
Jean J Bonhomme and Elisabeth Kingsbury

7 Life-Course Socioeconomic Position and Hypertension in African-American Men: The Pitt County Study  115
Sherman A James, John Van Hoewyk, Robert F Belli, David S Strogatz, David R Williams, and Trevillore E Raghunathan

Part Two Social Determinants of Health Behavior 133

8 Social Determinants of Medical Mistrust among African-American Men 135
Wizdom Powell Hammond and Arjumand A Siddiqi

9 Beyond Gay, Bisexual, or DL: Structural Determinants of HIV Sexual Risk among Black Men in the United States  161
David J Malebranche and Lisa Bowleg

10 Social Determinants of Substance Abuse among Older African-American Men 183
Robert Pope

Part Three Social Determinants of Health Care 205

11 Prejudiced Providers: Unequal Treatment as a Determinant of African-American Men’s Health  207
Clare Xanthos

12 The Impact of the Correctional Health Care System on HIV/AIDS and the Health of African-American Men  225
Rhonda Conerly Holliday

Part Four Addressing Social Determinants of Health Inequities 245

13 Building Communities of Opportunity: Pathways to Health for African-American Men 247
Angela Glover Blackwell

14 One City’s Attempt at Treating the Effects of Social Inequities in African-American Men: Lessons Learned  265
Elizabeth M Whitley and Jodi Drisko

15 The Impact of Invisibility: The Way Forward 283
Henrie M Treadwell

16 Criminal Justice and Other Public Policies as Determinants of Health and Well-Being for African-American Men 301
Leda M Perez

17 Social Determinants of Health and Black Men: The Culture of Empowerment and the Policy Process  319
Adewale Troutman and Nandi Marshall

Afterword 335
David Satcher

Index 339