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Powerpoint presentation for the Rammelkamp Center for Education and Research Symposium:
Health Disparities: From Genetics to Health Policy
September 27, 2006, Cleveland, Ohio
-Health inequalities reflect differences in living conditions
-Living conditions are shaped by public policy decisions concerned with the distribution of economic and social resources
-Health status - and living conditions - differ profoundly among Americans
-The USA has one of the worse population health profiles among developed nations
-The USA has one of the worse public policy profiles among developed nations
-The solution to health inequalities lies in the political sphere
Analysis of the influence of class on health
This presentation provides some sound analysis on the role of class on health. However, this tool does not discuss the direct role of race on class and on health. In addition, the author uses the term – “health inequalities” which is really unequal health status between populations but the author is suggesting that these “inequalities” are born out of social injustice --- inequities should be the term used.