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New Resource--Tackling Health Inequities through Public Health Practice: A Handbook for Action

The National Association of County & City Health Officials, Washington, DC
The Ingham County Health Department Lansing, Michigan
Edited by Richard Hofrichter

"Health practitioners in local health departments (LHDs) face 
many dilemmas and struggles in seeking to protect and improve the
public's health. As the front line of the public health response in
local communities, they often must cope with immediate crises and
chronic issues with limited resources, restrictive statutory mandates,
categorical funding, and political pressures from state and local
officials. Addressing the root causes of inequities in the distribution
of disease and illness might seem like a luxury. But it is not..."

Publication supported by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation 2006
and available online as PDF file at

[Source: SDOH,]