Law  - Fall 2009
Racism, Health Disparities, and the Law
Professor Vernellia R. Randall
The University of Dayton School of Law

 Social Policy is Health Policy is Law


Tips for Staying Healthy

Rising Wealth Inequality: Why We Should Care

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"There is an Axis of Evil,  An Axis of Evil of inequality, of racism, of poverty, of economic deprivation
 that is adversely affecting the health of the American people." David Williams


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Conventional Tips
for Better Health
What Your Doctor
 Won't Tell You
1. Don't smoke. If you can, stop. If you can't, cut down.

2. Stay on a balanced diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables.

3. Make sure you stay physically active and exercise at least 3 times a week.

4. Manage stress by, for example, talking things through and taking time to slow down, or planning relaxing get-aways.

5. If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation.

6. Cover up in the sun, and protect children from sunburn.

7. Make sure you practice safer sex.

8. Don't forget regular check ups with your family doctor and get screenings for cancer.

9. Be safe on the roads: Follow the highway code and wear your seatbelt.

10. Learn the first-aid ABC: airways, breathing, circulation.

1. Don't be poor. If you can, stop. If you can't, try not to be poor for long.

2. Live near good supermarkets and affordable fresh produce stores

3. Live in a safe leafy neighborhood with parks and green space nearby.

4. Work in a rewarding and respected job with good compensation, benefits, and control over your work.

5. If you work, don't lose your job or get laid off.

6. Take family vacations and all the benefits you are entitled to.

7. Make sure you have wealthy parents.

8. Don't live in damp, low-quality housing, next to a busy road or near a polluting factory.

9. Be sure to own a car, so you don't have to rely on under-funded public transportation.

10.Learn how to fill in the complex housing benefit application forms before you become homeless and destitute.

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01 Defining Health                             x
02 Health Disparities                                   x
03 Health Policy & the Law
04 Wealth Inequalities                                  x
05 Racial Inequality                            x
05 Racial Inequality                            x
06 Physical Environment
07 Health Care Disparities                                  x
08 Pulling it together                                              x


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