The Food Research and Action Center is a non-profit that seeks to improve the nutrition, health, and well-being of people struggling against poverty-related hunger.
Health Poverty Action works with health care workers and activists to help improve the health of impoverished communities.
This group promotes education, research, and technical assistance to help health organizations leverage legal services in order to respond to health-related social needs.
This organization is dedicated to expanding access to healthcare to low-income and underserved communities.
Poverty and Health: A Crisis among America's Most Vulnerable by Kevin M. Fitzpatrick (Praeger, 2013)
This book, published in two volumes, explores the complex relationship between poverty and healthcare access. (USC Libraries)
Affliction: Health, Disease, Poverty by Veena Das (Fordham University Press, 2015)
Author Veena Das examines a range of poverty and health issues by investigating poor neighborhoods in Delhi and more broadly investigates the societal contexts in which illness occurs. (USC Libraries)
The Policy and Politics of Food Stamps and SNAP by Matthew Gritter (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015)
Discusses the implementation and expansion of food stamps, now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). (USC Libraries)
Urban Poverty and Health Inequalities: A Relational Approach by Darrin Hodgetts and Ottilie Stolte (Routledge, 2017)
Explores the history and media depictions of poverty and health and proposes a connection between urban poverty and health inequalities. (USC Libraries)
The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills by David A. Ansell (University of Chicago Press, 2017)
Surveys the health inequalities of the urban poor that have statistically led to lower life expectancies. (USC Libraries)
Health and Poverty by Michael J. Holosko & Marvin D. Feit (Routledge, 2021)
Discusses how health care in the United States keeps the poor disempowered and decreases the quality of care they receive and argues that current legislation and reforms are inadequate.
American Journal of Public Health
Peer-reviewed monthly journal covering health policy and public health. (USC Libraries)
Published since 1981 as a peer-reviewed healthcare journal covering health policy. (USC Libraries)
Contains articles on numerous aspects of health economics and analyses of public health policies. (USC Libraries)
Journal of Public Mental Health
This international journal offers dissemination and debate on public mental health. Its articles include public health and government policy analysis. (USC Libraries)
This government website provides high-value health data for researchers.
Provides key statistics on food security including number of affected households, household characteristics, prevalence of food insecurity by state, and trends in food insecurity.
Health-related statistics on an international level. Data is organized around health status and quality indicators in relation to the World Health Organization's health care goals.