Oral Health in America: Removing the Stain of Disparity
Oral Health in America details inequities to an oral health care system that disproportionately affects underrepresented and underserved communities, such as the poor, those without insurance, the disabled, and senior citizens.
The book includes a collection of chapters that not only explore and depict a wide range of issues related to oral health inequities but address both the impact of as well as the solutions we can explore to eradicate the inequities.
Any consideration of general health would be incomplete without inclusion of oral health.”
Henrie M. Treadwell, PhD and Caswell A. Evans, DDS, MPH
Two past presidents of Morehouse School of Medicine—David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., 16th Surgeon General of the United States and Louis W. Sullivan, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Human and Health Services—are contributors to the book, among the various perspectives representing the work and commitment of health care providers, philanthropic leaders, corporate commitments, individual policy analysts, and other decision makers.
“Any consideration of general health would be incomplete without inclusion of oral health,” note the book’s editors, Henrie M. Treadwell, PhD, research professor at the Morehouse School of Medicine, and Caswell A. Evans, DDS, MPH, associate dean for prevention and public health sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Collectively, their goal is to make visible the needless pain and suffering inequities cause and to provide options visionary leaders can adapt and implement to ensure health equity.
Read the full release on the American Public Health Association’s website.
Oral Health in America was funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and produced in partnership with Community Voices: Healthcare for the Underserved, a Division of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine.