Myth: People from marginalized backgrounds have poorer health outcomes because of poor decision-making.
Through extensive research and interviews, Health Care of a Thousand Slights, Connecting Legacy to Access to Healthcare debunks the myth, demonstrating that the historical legacy of discriminatory policies and culture has had an enduring impact on healthcare access and outcomes among marginalized communities. Readers will understand the importance of improving the quality of life for Americans of color, female-identifying Americans, and LGBTQ+ Americans, among others.
Inside this book you will learn:
- How the legacies of policies such as forced relocation, slavery and segregation, and xenophobic immigration impact healthcare access.
- How women across all socioeconomic levels experience disparities in healthcare.
- How movements for civil rights, policy and technology are being leveraged as vehicles for change.
Readers will recognize not only the links between history and present day with respect to healthcare access and outcomes, but will also understand the solutions that exist to mitigate health disparities.