Minority Health in the United States: Why Organization Matters

The Journal of Law in Society. 8(2):105-120.

Posted: 1 Dec 2005 Last revised: 20 Jan 2015

Louis Saddler

University of Georgia - Department of Public Administration and Policy; Center For Disease Control and Prevention

Andrew B. Whitford

University of Georgia - Department of Public Administration and Policy

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

Substantial attention has turned to the elimination of racial health disparities, the role of race in health care provision, and the socioeconomic determinants of public health outcomes in the United States. We shift the focus to the organizational structure of minority health resources and advocacy at the federal level in the United States. We compare and contrast the two agencies most responsible for this issue area: the Office for Civil Rights and the Office of Minority Health. Our purpose is to evaluate their ability to coordinate efforts with other organizations and agencies in the pursuit of eliminating health disparities.

Keywords: Minority health, organizational structure, public agencies

JEL Classification: I18, D73, J78

Suggested Citation

Saddler, Louis and Whitford, Andrew B., Minority Health in the United States: Why Organization Matters (2007). The Journal of Law in Society. 8(2):105-120. . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=859444 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.859444

Louis Saddler

University of Georgia - Department of Public Administration and Policy ( email )

Athens, GA 30602
United States

Center For Disease Control and Prevention ( email )

1600 Clifton Rd.
Atlanta, GA
United States

Andrew B. Whitford (Contact Author)

University of Georgia - Department of Public Administration and Policy ( email )

Athens, GA 30602
United States
706-542-2898 (Phone)
706-583-0610 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://andrewwhitford.com

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