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African American Infant Mortality and the Genesee County, MI REACH 2010 Initiative: An Evaluation of the Undoing Racism Workshop.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22963159     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The authors examine African American African American and White socioeconomic and infant mortality outcomes in Genesee County, Michigan, assess the stated effects of the Undoing Racism Workshop (URW) on its participants and the greater-Genesee County community, and introduce the ecological approach to the cycle of socialization as a tool to help identify sources of racially linked tension and sites for ameliorative intervention. Findings show that African Americans in Flint are geographically and socioeconomically isolated, have fewer resources to sustain health, and experience higher rates of infant mortality when compared to Whites in Flint's surrounding suburbs. Between two thirds and three fourths of URW follow-up survey respondents endorse the belief that the URW can help reduce infant mortality, and results suggest the workshop helps elicit individual and institutional/policy-related changes intended to lessen the disparity. Authors assert the URW offers a common language and framework for discussing racism as a structural phenomenon rather than merely racial prejudice within individuals.
Authors:
Cameron Shultz; Stephen Skorcz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Social work in public health     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1937-190X     ISO Abbreviation:  Soc Work Public Health     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101308228     Medline TA:  Soc Work Public Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  567-603     Citation Subset:  H    
Affiliation:
a Department of Health Management & Policy , University of Michigan School of Public Health , Plymouth , Michigan , USA.
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