Despite the great strides that have been made in the health status of Americans in the twentieth century, the health profile of the country's racial and ethnic groups lags behind. Soon our nation with be a majority of minorities. How will we respond to these lingering health disparities? A monumental compendium on one of the most crucial topics confronting those in public health and health policy, Race, Ethnicity, and Health brings together the best peer reviewed research literature from the leading scholars and faculty in this growing field. This original and much-needed resource will be invaluable to graduate students and researchers alike. The book provides a historical and political context for the study of health, race, and ethnicity, with key findings on disparities in access, use, and quality. This volume also examines the role of health care providers in health disparities and discusses the issue of matching patients and doctors by race.Laveist, Thomas is the author of 'Race, Ethnicity, and Health A Public Health Reader', published 2002 under ISBN 9780787964511 and ISBN 0787964514.