The SAAPHI Historical Paper is Published in The American Public Health Journal

28 Dec

SAAPHI is pleased to announce that the SAAPHI historical paper is now published and available on AJPH’s FIRST LOOK website.  Below is the abstract and link to the article.

Rebecca E. Hasson, Diane L. Rowley, Cheryl Blackmore Prince, Camara P. Jones, and William C. Jenkins.  (2013). The Society for the Analysis of African-American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI). American Journal of Public Health. e-View Ahead of Print. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301672

In 1990, a meeting jointly sponsored by the Black Caucus of Health Workers (BCHW), the American College of Epidemiology, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention assessed the underlying causes of health status and health disparities, and whether these were the result of race or racism. From this meeting, a group of primarily African American public health researchers decided to focus on health disparities as an issue and proceeded to carry out a number of analyses that focused on the true etiologic factors for health disparities. A number of articles were published, and one organization was formed to carry on this work: the Society for the Analysis for African-American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI). We document the events leading up to the formation of SAAPHI and the contributions that this society and its membership have made toward improving the overall health of African Americans in the United States. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print December 19, 2013: e1–e6. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2013.301672)


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