HEALTHCARE AS HUMAN RIGHT IN THE U.S.

Literature on health care in human rights pertaining to the U.S. is sparse. In "Small Places Close to Home": Toward a Health and Human Rights Strategy for the US," Elizabeth Tobin Tyler starts to fill the gap. The article is published in the December 2013 issue of Health and Human Rights, Volume 15, #2, pages 80-96. The scholarly piece advocates building partnerships among health care providers, public health professionals and lawyers to identify rights violations, hold officials and systems accountable, and mobilize communities to advocate for systems and policy change.  The article covers social determinants of health, such as extreme poverty affecting 800,000 households and 1.4 million children in the U.S. LEARN MORE at Harvard Open Access http://www.hhrjournal.org

 

Posted on January 10, 2014 .