OT Book Club: Women of Color Health Data Book


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By Dr. Frederick B. Covington / The International Institute of Therapeutic Intervention and Learning and Dr. Frederick B. Covington. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Women of Color Health Data Book, Fourth Edition, is the most up-to-date resource informing health care providers and researchers in biomedicine and health policy about the unique health features of women of color. This publication presents data on race/ethnicity and disease with relevant discussions of historical, cultural, and socio-/geo-demographic factors that affect the health status of women of color. Certainly, women of color are not a singular group, as health is determined by a wide range of factors including biology, genetics, culture, behavior, and access to care. It is important for the health community to understand and recognize different patterns of health disparities and health determinants among stratified populations, such as within women of color. The Data Book also provides examples of sex differences within various cultures and people of color. Stratifying for women of color reveals notable patterns that affect health care delivery and research design

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