African-American Health over the Life Course

A Multidimensional Framework
  • James S. Jackson
  • Sherrill L. Sellers
Part of the The Plenum Series in Culture and Health book series (PSCH)


This chapter outlines a multidimensional life-course framework to help clarify the psychological mechanisms that may contribute to poor physical and psychological health outcomes among African-Americans. We suggest how the framework clarifies major health issues at each life stage and how it might help in designing programs that promote health among African-Americans.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • James S. Jackson
    • 1
  • Sherrill L. Sellers
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Social ResearchUniversity of MichiganAnn Arbor

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