The Resource Unnatural causes, In sickness and in wealth, (electronic resource)

Unnatural causes, In sickness and in wealth, (electronic resource)

Label
Unnatural causes, In sickness and in wealth
Title
Unnatural causes
Title part
In sickness and in wealth
Title variation
In sickness and in wealth
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What are the connections between healthy bodies, healthy bank accounts and skin colour? Our opening episode travels to Louisville, Kentucky, not to explore whether medical care cures us but to see why we get sick in the first place, and why patterns of health and illness reflect underlying patterns of class and racial inequities. The lives of a CEO, a lab supervisor, a janitor, and an unemployed mother illustrate how class shapes opportunities for good health. Those on the top have the most access to power, resources and opportunity and thus the best health. Those on the bottom are faced with more stressors unpaid bills, jobs that don't pay enough, unsafe living conditions, exposure to environmental hazards, lack of control over work and schedule, worries over children and the fewest resources available to help them cope. The net effect is a health-wealth gradient, in which every descending rung of the socioeconomic ladder corresponds to worse health. And it's not just the poorest among us who are suffering, but the middle classes too. Louisville Metro Public Health Department data maps reveal 5- and 10-year gaps in life expectancy between the city's rich, middle and working-class neighborhoods. We also see how racial inequality imposes an additional burden on people of colour. But how do racism and class get under the skin? Experiments with monkeys and humans shed light on chronic stress as one culprit. Like gunning the engine of a car, constant activation of the stress response wears down the body's system, resulting in higher rates of disease and early death. Compared to other countries, the U.S. has the greatest income inequality and the worst health. Today, the top one percent of Americans owns more wealth than the bottom 90% combined. Economic inequality is greater than at any time since the 1920s. One out of every 5 children in the U.S. lives in poverty (21%) compared with approximately 4% of Sweden. Social spending makes up most of the difference: in Sweden, social spending reduces child poverty by 70%, while in the U.S. it reduces child poverty only 5%, down from 26%. Solutions being pursued in Louisville and elsewhere focus not on more pills but on more equitable social policies. Louisville's new Center for Health Equity is the first of its kind: a collaboration between community members, local government, private business and health care organizations focusing on the social conditions that underlie our opportunities for health and wellbeing
Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by California Newsreel in 2008
Runtime
57
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Unnatural causes, In sickness and in wealth, (electronic resource)
Label
Unnatural causes, In sickness and in wealth, (electronic resource)
Link
http://edmonton.kanopystreaming.com/node/62770
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Related Contributor
Related Location
Related Agents
Related Authorities
Related Subjects
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1062769
http://library.link/vocab/cover_art
https://secure.syndetics.com/index.aspx?isbn=/LC.GIF&client=780-496-1833&type=xw12&upc=&oclc=%28Sirsi%29%20kan1062769
Dimensions
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/discovery_link
{'EPLMNA': 'https://epl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1964085005'}
Extent
1 streaming online resource (1 video file, approximately 57 min., 24 sec.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) kan1062769
  • (CaAE) kan1062769
  • (OCoLC)927236472
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

Library Locations

    • Stanley A. Milner (Downtown)Borrow it
      7 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB, T5J 2V4, CA
      53.542897 -113.48975860000002
Processing Feedback ...