Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work
Social justice, Infant health services, Health equity -- history, Racial justice, Poverty
Research demonstrates that women and children within marginalized ethnic and racial groups and those living in poverty experience disparate health outcomes. These disparities have immediate and long-term consequences. Exploring two theories used to examine social determinants of health— life course perspective and historical trauma response, this article will explain the major premises of each, provide application examples, compare and examine utility for practice, and highlight areas for future research. A theoretical critique will be included, as well as insight into how these theories together might address gaps as an approach to maternal and infant health research and practice.
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Klawetter, S. (2014). Conceptualizing social determinants of maternal and infant health disparities. Affilia, 29(2), 131-141.