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The Resource Reclaiming our health : a guide to African American wellness, Michelle A. Gourdine ; illustrations by Catharine L. Love

Reclaiming our health : a guide to African American wellness, Michelle A. Gourdine ; illustrations by Catharine L. Love

Label
Reclaiming our health : a guide to African American wellness
Title
Reclaiming our health
Title remainder
a guide to African American wellness
Statement of responsibility
Michelle A. Gourdine ; illustrations by Catharine L. Love
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
According to the federal Office of Minority Health, African Americans "are affected by serious diseases and health conditions at far greater rates than other Americans." In fact, African Americans suffer an estimated 85,000 excess deaths every year from diseases we know how to prevent: heart disease, stroke, cancer, high blood pressure, and diabetes. In this important and accessible book, Dr. Michelle Gourdine provides African Americans with the knowledge and guidance they need to take charge of their well-being. Reclaiming Our Health: A Guide to African American Wellnessbegins with an overview of the primary health concerns facing African Americans and explains who is at greatest risk of illness. Expanding on her career and life experiences as an African American physician, Dr. Gourdine presents key insights into the ways African American culture shapes health choices--how beliefs, traditions, and values can influence eating choices, exercise habits, and even the decision to seek medical attention. She translates extensive research into practical information and presents readers with concrete steps for achieving a healthier lifestyle, as well as strategies for navigating the health-care system. This interactive guide with illustrations is a vital resource for every African American on how to live a healthier and more empowered life, and an indispensable handbook for health-care providers, policy makers, and others working to close the health gap among people of color. Says Gourdine, "I wrote this book to empower our community to solve our own health problems and to save our own lives."
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gourdine, Michelle A.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Yale University Press health & wellness
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • African Americans
Label
Reclaiming our health : a guide to African American wellness, Michelle A. Gourdine ; illustrations by Catharine L. Love
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-200) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. An unfinished civil rights battle -- pt. 2. Rewriting our health history : a new vision of better health -- pt. 3. Navigating the health care system : what every African American must do now
Control code
ocn740435891
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 207 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300171839
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
ebc3420697
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
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  • 395f3ec7-a1ce-4c8e-9f20-69ee23a6c418
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)740435891
Label
Reclaiming our health : a guide to African American wellness, Michelle A. Gourdine ; illustrations by Catharine L. Love
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-200) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. An unfinished civil rights battle -- pt. 2. Rewriting our health history : a new vision of better health -- pt. 3. Navigating the health care system : what every African American must do now
Control code
ocn740435891
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 207 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300171839
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
ebc3420697
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1nkrqh
  • 395f3ec7-a1ce-4c8e-9f20-69ee23a6c418
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)740435891

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