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Library Resources in Support of Black/African American Health

by Elizabeth Suelzer, MLIS, AHIP on 2023-02-24T08:27:15-06:00 | 0 Comments

African American contributions to culture, science and civic life is celebrated in February. In recognition Advocate Aurora Library is promoting resources which can help providers better understand the health and health information needs of their Black patients, all year round!

The library has added a page to our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion guide that highlights Black health resources and focuses on various aspects of African American population health and contains references to improve care of diverse and heterogenous patients.

Featured eBooks include:

Cover ArtPatient-Centered Clinical Care for African Americans by Gregory Hall A guide outlining specific differences in communication, clinical therapies, medications, protocols, and other critical approaches to the care of African Americans. It will be of significant interest to all physicians, clinicians, and allied health personnel.
Publication Date: 2020
Cover ArtBlack Mental Health by Ezra E. H. Griffith, Billy E. Jones, et al The experiences of both black patients and the black mental health professionals who serve them are focused on the complexities of and opportunities for delivering mental health care to various subsets of the African American population, including children, women, elderly patients and LGBTQ individuals. System design strategies, biological therapies and church-based mental health promotion initiatives are all considered as methods for reducing racial and ethnic disparities in access to effective treatment.
Publication Date: 2019
Cover ArtCardiovascular Disease in Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations by Keith C.Ferdinand, Herman A Taylor, et al. The book discusses the impact of genetics, social determinants of health, the environment, and lifestyle in the burden of cardiometabolic conditions in African American and Hispanic/Latinx populations. It includes fully updated and revised chapters on genetics and CVD risk, epidemiology of cardiovascular health, cardiovascular imaging, dyslipidemias and other emerging risk factors, obesity and metabolic syndrome, heart failure, and genetic variations in CVD. Unique aspects within African American and Hispanic/Latinx populations are explored with suggested appropriate therapeutic interventions.
Publication Date: 2021
Cover ArtTaylor and Kelly's Dermatology for Skin of Color by A. Paul Kelly, Henry Lim, et al Extensively illustrated with more than 900 full-color photos, Dermatology for Skin of Color provides comprehensive coverage of medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment options, pediatric dermatology, differences between skin of color and Caucasian skin, differences between ethnic groups with skin of color, and important basic science information on the structure and function of skin of color.
Publication Date: 2016

Also find a list of recently published articles from PubMed and links to helpful websites.

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