Populations at special health risk: Indigenous populations

Whyte, J and Anderson, I 2016, 'Populations at special health risk: Indigenous populations' in Stella R Quah (ed.) International Encyclopedia of Public Health, Elsevier Science and Technology Books, United States, pp. 573-582.

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Title Populations at special health risk: Indigenous populations
Author(s) Whyte, J
Anderson, I
Year 2016
Title of book International Encyclopedia of Public Health
Publisher Elsevier Science and Technology Books
Place of publication United States
Editor(s) Stella R Quah
Start page 573
End page 582
Subjects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Summary This article presents an overview of the health of Indigenous people around the world. To do so we first explore the debates around the concept and definition of Indigenous people. We then discuss Indigenous health inequalities, recognizing first the challenges in identifying and collecting quality data and its ability to capture Indigenous notions of health. Historical shifts and current patterns of Indigenous health are discussed, along with various explanatory frameworks for Indigenous health disparities. We then consider various strategies to promote Indigenous health, together with establishing indicators of progress.
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Keyword(s) Colonialism
Health behaviors
Health inequalities
Human rights
Indigenous concepts of health
Indigenous peoples
Indigenous rights
Social determinants
ISBN 9780128036785
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