Derek M. Griffith and Marino A. Bruce, director and associate director of Vanderbilt’s Center for Research on Men’s Health, respectively, and professors in the Center for Medicine, Health and Society, have co-edited two volumes geared toward educating public health professionals about health equity. The Center for Research on Men’s Health is one of the few university-wide centers in the United States with the explicit mission of producing and disseminating research to inform and test policies and programs to improve men’s health and achieve health equity.
Men’s Health Equity is the first handbook that provides a comprehensive overview of men’s health equity. The book includes a review of foundations of health inequities and an overview of differences among groups of adult males. It also offers strategies for improving the health of key population groups and achieving equity between men and women and among men in the United States and across the globe.
Racism: Science and Tools for the Public Health Professional is a text for practitioners that directly addresses how racism varies by key population groups in the United States and offers insight into strategies to reduce the effects of racism on health by working within specific public health roles and settings. It is intended for use in a wide range of settings including health departments, schools, and in the private, public and nonprofit sectors.
Both books will be published in May.