Improving the Health Status of African-American Males
An exploration of the interaction of health and prison life that creates serious health problems .
# 24454 | 4,950 words | 23 sources | 2002 |
Published on Apr 12, 2003 in Medical and Health (Medical Studies) , African-American Studies (Gender) , Criminology (Criminal Justice and Corrections) , Research Designs (General)
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Explores the interaction of health & prison life that creates serious health problems. Cites statistics including mortality & incarceration rates. Links to poverty. Discusses problems African-Americans encounter in criminal justice system, family, schools, employment, & substance abuse. Discusses health problems of HIV infection, stress, addiction, prison life. Recommends a holistic perspective & programs to reduce or prevent recidivism & improve health & survival rates of African-American men. Abstract.
From the Paper:"The Interaction of High Incarceration Rates with the Health and Life Expectancy of African-American Men and the Role of Early Prevention/Intervention
African-American male adolescents and adults are embedded in a context that is less supportive of their health and well being than of any other group in this country. They have lower life expectancies, high-risk exposure, and higher levels of incarceration than any other group.
African-Americans are disproportionately residents of large cities which seem to have higher homicide rates and higher rates of alcohol and drug abuse (along with availability). When they do drink, they tend to have worse consequences from their drinking, including incarceration and addiction."
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