Table of Contents

I. Physical and functional health. Public policies and minority elders / Robert H. Binstock.
Serving minority elders : preventing chronic illness and disability in the African American elderly / Mary McKinney Edmonds.
Preventing chronic illness and disability : Asian Americans / Donna L. Yee.
Preventing chronic illness and disability among Native American elders / Robert John, Catherin Hagan Hennessy, and Clark H. Denny.
The health of Mexican American elderly : selected findings from the Hispanic EPESE / Kyriakos S. Markides ... [et al.].
Osteoporosis overview : should minorities be concerned? / Chad L. Deal.
Coronary heart disease in women / Anne L. Taylor. II. Mental health. Mental health and the future of elders / Gene D. Cohen.
Status of mental health needs of Asian elderly / Kem B. Louie.
Mental health, aging, and Americans of African descent / E. Percil Stanford.
Culture, aging, and mental health / Atwood D. Gaines.
Barriers to mental-health-care access faced by Hispanic elderly / Sara Torres. III. Community. Bridging the gap : community solutions for Black-elder health care in the 21st century / Sharon Jones.
Culturally competent care / Toni Tripp-Reimer.
Culturally competent care teams / Nancy S. Wadsworth and Stephanie J. FallCreek.
Perceptions of community services by African American and White older persons / Baila Miller and Donald Stull.
Evaluating a model of successful aging for urban African American and White elderly / Eva Kahana ... [et al.]. Epilogue. Serving minority elders : directions for future research / Marie R. Haug and May L. Wykle. Nationally recognized scholars address the unique problems encountered by minority elders in achieving the goal of maximum well-being as we enter the 21st century. Topics include physical health, continuum of care, mental health, social policy, economic security and research planning and development. Minority populations surveyed include the elderly African American, Asian American, American Indian, Mexican American and women. Contributors include: D. Lee, M. Haug, R. Binstock, G. Cohen, K. Markides, T. Tripp-Reimer, E. Kahana and many more.