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Based on the authors' teaching and research at the Johns HopkinsBloomberg School of Public Health and the Keck School of Medicineof the University of Southern California, the second edition ofthis landmark text offers a general framework for students,researchers, practitioners, and policymakers for learning aboutvulnerable populations. It contains in-depth data and informationon major health and health care disparities by race or ethnicity,socioeconomic status, and health insurance coverage. It isthoroughly updated to include the latest data and trends andprovides a detailed synthesis of recent and increasingly expansiveprograms and initiatives to remedy these disparities. To keepcurrent with recent trends it incorporates the latest HealthyPeople 2020 objectives, includes new sections on real-worldclinical examples, and discusses the impact of health care reformon vulnerable populations. The book's Web site includesinstructor's materials that may be downloaded.

Praise for the First Edition of Vulnerable Populations inthe United States

"An excellent primer for undergraduates and graduate studentsinterested in vulnerable populations and health disparities."
New England Journal of Medicine

"Combines thoughtful, coherent theory with a large amount ofinformation available in a single source. It will prove to be avaluable resource for policymakers, researchers, teachers, andstudents alike for years to come."
Journal of the American MedicalAssociation

"A very worthwhile read for health care administrators, healthpolicy analysts, public health and health promotion practitioners,students of public health, and health researchers."
Inquiry

"It makes clear that, for political, social, and economic (aswell as moral) reasons, the country must increasingly makevulnerable populations a national health policy priority."
Journal of Health Care for the Poor andUnderserved

"I have reviewed a number of books looking for meaningfulcontent to help my students understand and work with vulnerablepopulations. This is the most comprehensive, yet understandablebook on the topic."
Doody's Reviews

"Provides much-needed guidance to policymakers challenged withproviding solutions to this embarrassing issue in the UnitedStates."
F. Douglas Scutchfield, MD, Peter P. BosomworthProfessor of Health Services Research and Policy, University ofKentucky

Companion Web site: www.josseybass.com/go/shi

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