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Comparative Health Systems: Global Perspectives by James Johnson and Carleen Stroskopf, eds, 2010.
  • Location: Kresge Library 3rd Floor RA 441.C663 2010 - 1 copy available for checkout

Encyclopedia of Immigrant Health
by Sana Loue and Martha Sajatovic, 2012.

From Outrage to Courage: Women Taking Action for Health and Justice
by Anne Firth Murray, 2008. Reviews the major issues in global women's health in the last thirty years including rights, poverty, violence, discrimination, and labor.
  • Location: Kresge Library 3rd Floor HG 1240.5 D44 - 1 copy available for checkout 

Global Health 101
, 2nd Edition by Richard Skolni, 2012. 
  • Location: Kresge Library 3rd Floor RA 441.S56 2012 - 2 copies available for checkout

Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: An Economic and Policy Perspective
by Richard Smith and Kara Hanson, eds, 2011.
  • Location: Kresge Library 3rd Floor RA 410.55.D44H45 2012 - 1 copy available for checkout

Immigrant Medicine by Patricia Frye Walker and Elizabeth Barnett, 2007.
Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness, 8th Edition by Rachel Spector, 2013.
  • Location: Kresge Library 3rd Floor RA 418.5.T73 S64 2013 - 2 copies available for checkout

Encyclopedia of Public Health
by William Kirch, 2008.

Essentials of Health, Culture, and Diversity: Understanding People, Reducing Disparities by Mark Edber, 2013. 
  • Location: Kresge Library 3rd Floor RA 418.E327 2013 - 2 copies available for checkout

Essentials of Health Policy and Law
, 2nd Edition by Joel B Teitelbaum and Sara E. Wilensk, 2013. 
  • Location: Kresge Library 3rd Floor RA 395.A3T45 2013 - 1 copy available for checkout

The Health of Sexual Minorities: Public Health Perspectives on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Populations
by Ilan Meyer and Mary Northridge, 2007.
The Latino Patient: A Cultural Guide for Health Care Providers by Nilda Chong, 2002.

English-Spanish Medical Dictionary, 3rd Edition by Glenn T. Rogers. Includes 20,000 terms with English-Spanish, Spanish-English translations, and common dialogue.
  • Location: 2 reference copies available in the Medical Library Study Room

McGraw-Hill's Complete Medical Spanish: Practical Spanish for Quick & Confident Communication
, 2nd Edition by Joanna Rios and Jose Fernandez Torres. Includes course book and three interactive CDs with lessons for beginner, intermediate, and advanced audiences on the body, physical examination, interviewing, and treating Spanish-speaking patients.
  • Location: Kresge Library 3rd Floor PC 4120.M3 R56 2010 - 1 copy available for check out (Accompanying CDs available at the Circulation Desk)

Medical Spanish
, 4th Edition by Gail Bongiovanni. Easy Yes/No question and answer format for patient interviews, physical examinations, and instructions. Expanded coverage for topics such as patient privacy, consent, birth control, and HIV.
  • Location: Kresge Library 3rd Floor PC 4120.M3 B6 2005 - 1 copy available for check out

Rapid Rescue Spanish
by Paul Maxwell.
  • Location: Kresge Library 3rd Floor PC 4120.M3 M39 2006 - 1 copy available for check out

Spanish for Health Care Professionals,
3rd Edition by William C. Harvey. Reviews common clinical terminology and expressions in Spanish, including the body, history taking, physical examination, emergency situations, and speaking with pediatric or geriatric patients.
  • Location: Kresge Library 3rd Floor PC 4120.M3 H37 2008 - 1 copy available for check out
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Stephanie Swanberg
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HealthMap: Global Disease Alerts monitors disease outrbreaks and real-time surveillance of emerging public health threats across the globe

Popline (POPulation Information online):Covers family planning technology and programs, fertility, population law/policy, demography, maternal & child health, AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, reproductive health programs, women in development, and health care communication.

World Health Organization

WHO: Millenium Development Goals

The following websites feature information, facts, and statistics on health, economy, education, language, mortality, immigration, environment, and much more on hundreds of global nations!


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