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Improving the health of African Americans in the USA: an overdue opportunity for social justice

Overview of attention for article published in Public Health Reviews, October 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#2 of 198)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)

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13 news outlets
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3 blogs
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23 tweeters
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2 Facebook pages

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Title
Improving the health of African Americans in the USA: an overdue opportunity for social justice
Published in
Public Health Reviews, October 2016
DOI 10.1186/s40985-016-0025-4
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Authors

Allan S. Noonan, Hector Eduardo Velasco-Mondragon, Fernando A. Wagner

Abstract

Using a modified social ecological model, we conducted a review of the literature and nationwide statistics on African American health. We discuss the main social determinants of health and main health disparities, risk factors, the leading causes of morbidity and mortality, and access to health services for blacks in the USA. The mechanisms through which social determinants, including racism, exert their deleterious effects on black health are discussed at the macro and individual levels. Incarceration and mental health care issues are highlighted as priorities to be addressed. African Americans remain the least healthy ethnic group in the USA, a somber legacy of years of racial and social injustice and a formidable challenge to equitable health care for all. Systemic causes of suboptimal black health require equally systemic solutions; positive trends in black health indicators seem to be driven by social development programs, economic investment in education, participation of African Americans in policy, and decision-making and expansion of access to health care.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 289 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 53 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 49 17%
Student > Bachelor 35 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 29 10%
Researcher 22 8%
Other 30 10%
Unknown 71 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 55 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 40 14%
Social Sciences 39 13%
Psychology 22 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 3%
Other 39 13%
Unknown 85 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 139. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 September 2021.
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#188,782
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Outputs from Public Health Reviews
#2
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#5,008
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Outputs of similar age from Public Health Reviews
#1
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