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By Ms. Bonnie Lefkowitz

The aftermath of typhoon Katrina has positioned a countrywide highlight at the shameful kingdom of healthcare for America's negative. within the face of this hugely publicized catastrophe, public well-being specialists are extra involved than ever approximately continual disparities that consequence from source of revenue and race.

This booklet tells the tale of 1 groundbreaking method of drugs that assaults the matter by way of concentrating on the health of complete neighborhoods. because their production through the Nineteen Sixties, group wellbeing and fitness facilities have served the desires of the negative within the tenements of latest York, the colonias of Texas, the operating category neighborhoods of Boston, and the airborne dirt and dust farms of the South. As items of the civil rights stream, the early facilities supplied not just fundamental and preventive care, yet additionally social and environmental companies, fiscal improvement, and empowerment.

Bonnie Lefkowitz-herself a veteran of group overall healthiness administration-explores the program's not going transformation from a small and beleaguered demonstration attempt to a community of as regards to a thousand glossy well-being care agencies serving approximately 15 million humans. In a sequence of private money owed and interviews with nationwide leaders and dozens of health and wellbeing care staff, sufferers, and activists in 5 groups around the usa, she indicates how well-being facilities have continued regardless of cynicism and inertia, the vagaries of politics, and ongoing discrimination.


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