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  • Austin, Diana. “The Unbroken Chain: Three Decades of HIV/AIDS Nursing.” Science of Caring: A Publication of the UCSF School of Nursing, Nov. 2014. //
  • Birn, Anne-Emanuelle, Theodore M. Brown, Elizabeth Fee, and Walter J. Lear. “Struggles for National Health Reform in the United States.” American Journal of Public Health 93, no. 1 (Jan. 2003): 86–91. Available online at //
  • Boris, Eileen and Jennifer Klein. Caring for America: Home Health Care Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
  • Brier, Jennifer. Infectious Ideas: U.S. Political Responses to the AIDS Crisis. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009.
  • Derickson, Alan. Workers’ Health, Workers’ Democracy: The Western Miners’ Struggle 1891–1925. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1989.
  • Dittmer, John. The Good Doctors: The Medical Committee for Human Rights and the Struggle for Social Justice in Health Care. New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2009.
  • Fee, Elizabeth, and Liping Bu. “The Origins of Public Health Nursing: The Henry Street Visiting Nurse Service.” American Journal of Public Health 100, no. 7 (July 2010): 1206–1207. Available online at //
  • Fleischer, Doris, and Frieda James. The Disability Rights Movement: From Charity to Confrontation. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2011.
  • Gamble, Vanessa N. Making a Place for Ourselves: The Black Hospital Movement, 1920–1945. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
  • Grey, Michael. New Deal Medicine: The Rural Health Programs of the Farm Security Administration. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.
  • Hoffman, Beatrix. The Wages of Sickness: The Politics of Health Insurance in Progressive America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001.
  • Kirsch, Richard. Fighting for Our Health: The Epic Battle to Make Health Care a Right in the United States. Albany: Rockefeller Institute Press, 2011.
  • Klein, Jennifer. For All These Rights: Business, Labor, and the Shaping of America’s Public-Private Welfare State. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003.
  • Marso, Andy. “Wounded Veterans Return to Unprepared Medical System,” KCUR-FM, Dec. 29, 2014. //
  • Meckel, Richard. Save the Babies: American Public Health Reform and the Prevention of Infant Mortality, 1850–1929. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990.
  • Morgen, Sandra. Into Our Own Hands: The Women’s Health Movement in the United States, 1969–1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2002.
  • Nelson, Alondra. Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011.
  • Nelson, Jennifer. Women of Color and the Reproductive Rights Movement. New York: New York University Press, 2003.
  • Quadagno, Jill. One Nation, Uninsured: Why the U.S. Has No National Health Insurance. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • Smith, David B. Health Care Divided: Race and Healing a Nation. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1999.
  • Smith, Susan. Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: Black Women’s Health Activism in America, 1890–1950. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995.

Online Resources

  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. “Facts for Families Guide.” (accessed October 19, 2015)
    The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s Facts for Families Guide provides information to help individuals when looking for insurance plans that cover mental health care. This includes some basic guidelines and important questions to ask when choosing a plan.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). FastStats. (accessed October 19, 2015) //
    This CDC site provides a quick access to data from the National Center for Health Statistics on various topics, including “Access to Health Care” and “Health Insurance Coverage.”
  • Chicago Public Library. Leonidas Berry Papers. (accessed October 19, 2015) //
    Leonidas Berry was a gastroenterologist from the Chicago area who also focused on bringing health care to under serviced African American communities. This is a finding aid for the collection of his papers housed at the Chicago Public Library.
  • Global Health and Human Rights Database (accessed October 19, 2015)
    The Global Health and Human Rights Database provides synopses of, alongside the complete text, legal rulings from around the world that relate to health and human rights law.
  • (accessed October 19, 2015)
    This is the federal Health Insurance Marketplace portal created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). It serves as a gateway for individuals, families, and small businesses to various health insurances coverage options. The site also offers ACA-related resources, such as policies and regulations.
  • “Health Care in America: The History.” Obama Whitehouse Archive. (accessed October 19, 2017).
    This webpage provides a timeline of major health care milestone in American history, starting with President Theodore Roosevelt (1912) to the U.S. Supreme Court’s King v. Burwell decision (June 25, 2015).
  • Henry Street Settlement (accessed October 19, 2015)
    The Henry Street Settlement continues to provide social services, arts, and health care programs for Lower East Side residents and others in New York City. This includes providing people with information on different types of affordable health insurance that is available; in addition the organization also provides some direct health support services.
  • (accessed October 19, 2015)
    This official Medicare site is a repository for free Medicare publications. By searching under the “health care choices” category Individuals can find numerous documents about different insurance options available to Medicare recipients.
  • (accessed October 19, 2015) //
    This is a portal site for Federal policy and program information about Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and the Basic Health Program.
  • Rural Assistance Center (accessed October 19, 2015)
    The Rural Assistance Center site serves as an information portal. It helps rural communities access the full range of resources that enable them to deliver quality health and human services to rural residents.
  • University of Maryland School of Public Health, Center for Health Equity. (accessed October 19, 2015)
    The University of Maryland’s Center for Health Equity looks at the causes of health inequality and searches for solutions to ensure equal access to health care.
  • U.S. Department of Labor. “Job Loss- Important information workers need to know to protect their health coverage and retirement benefits.” (accessed October 19, 2015) //
    This webpage provides information on how individuals can protect and maintain their health coverage when facing job loss or a reduction in work hours.