The UM SEP is structured around experiential learning rather than classroom activities, but over the course of the summer UM SPH faculty members give several lectures to teach participants about the US health care system and the nature and causes of health disparities in this country.
The resources below provide background about these topics.
General articles about health disparities
- Adler NE, Newman K. (2002) Socioeconomic Disparities In Health: Pathways And Policies. Health Affairs 21(2):60-76.
- Epstein, H. (2003) Ghetto Miasma: Enough to Make You Sick? The New York Times Magazine. October 12.
- Lantz PR, House JS, Lepkowski, JM et al. (1998) Socioeconomic Factors, Health Behaviors, and Mortality. JAMA 279(21):1703-1708.
- Marmot M. (2006) Status Syndrome: A Challenge to Medicine. JAMA 295(11):1304-1307.
- Williams D, Collins C. (1995) Socioeconomic and Racial Differences in Health: Patterns and Explanations. Annual Review of Sociology 21:349-386.
- Woolf SH, Braveman P. (2011) Where health disparities begin: the role of social and economic determinants—and why current policies may make matters worse. Health Affairs, 30(10):1852-9.
Health reform and health disparities
- Families USA Minority Health Initiatives. (2010) Moving toward Health Equity: Health Reform Creates a Foundation for Eliminating Disparities. Issue Brief.
- Hall MA, Lord R. (2014) Obamacare: what the Affordable Care Act means for patients and physicians. BMJ 349:5376.
- HHS Advisory Committee on Minority Health (ACMH). (2009) Ensuring that health care reform will meet the needs of minority communities and eliminate health disparities. Recommendation Report.
- The Kaiser Family Foundation. (2010) Health Reform and Communities of Color: Implications for racial and ethnic health disparities. Facts on Health Reform.
- Levey, N. (2013) Medicaid Opposition Underscores States' Healthcare Disparities. The Los Angeles Times, May 18.
- Shoen C, Hayes S, Riley P. (2013) The Affordable Care Act's New Tools and Resources to Improve Health and Care for Low-income Families Across the Country. Commonwealth Fund pub. 1707 vol. 26.
- Tavernise S, Gebeloff R. (2013). Millions of Poor Are Left Uncovered by Health Law. New York Times. October 2.
Community-based participatory research (CBPR)
- Israel B, Lichtenstein R, Lantz, P, et al. (2001) The Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center: Lessons learned in the development, implementation and evaluation of a community-based participatory research partnership. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice 7:1-19.
- Israel BA, Krieger J, Vlahov D, et al. (2006) Challenges and Facilitating Factors in Sustaining Community-Based Participatory Research Partnerships: Lessons Learned from the Detroit, New York City and Seattle Urban Research Centers. Journal of Urban Health 83:1022-1040.
- Lichtenstein R, Banaszak-Holl J, Calloway J, et al. (2006) Training Welfare Caseworkers in Service Excellence: Increasing Children's Medicaid Coverage. The Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 17(3):486-492.
- López EDS, Lichtenstein R, Lewis AT, et al. (2007) Drawing from Freirian Empowerment Methods to Develop and Use Innovative Learning Maps: Increasing Enrollment of Uninsured Children on Detroit's Eastside. Health Promotion Practice 8:181-191.
Websites on Diversity at UM
- Diversity Matters at Michigan: diversity.umich.edu
- The National Center for Institutional Diversity: ncid.umich.edu
- UMSPH Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture, and Health (CRECH): crech.org
- Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center (URC): detroiturc.org
- Prevention Research Center of Michigan: sph.umich.edu/prc