TITLE

A CALL TO ACTION FROM THE GRASSROOTS: MEN ON WHAT A NATION MUST DO TO REVERSE A LEGACY OF SEPARATION AND SEGREGATION

AUTHOR(S)
Ferez, Leda M.; Treadwell, Henrie M.; Young, April M. W.; Williams, Natasha
PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2007, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p67
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Men of color in the United States are more likely to receive their health services in prison than in their own communities, and they are dying younger than white men and women of all races. By comparison, public programs and policies focus more narrowly on women and children, a situation which not only impacts men alone, but the well-being of entire communities. Alternative policies must be crafted on the basis of the testimonies and proposals of the men who are affected. Action is required by both policymakers and communities alike. This commentary examines the practices and policies that are determining the quality of the lives of men of color and their families, and shares their own words to provide recommendations on how to proceed toward a more equitable society.
ACCESSION #
26967108

 

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