Diasporic Africa Press (DAP) is an independent, nonprofit publisher of serious non-fiction books about the African world. Founded in 2010, DAP continues to provide adult and young readers with books in African world cultures, histories, and literature found nowhere else.
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The International Conference on Health in the African Diaspora (ICHAD) was a multidisciplinary conference that explored the health condition of African descendants and what could be done to improve their health outcomes. The conference addressed a range of intersecting topics, including maternal and child health, chronic disease, HIV/AIDS, genetics, health policy, healthcare access and quality, and the many social determinants of health such as social habitat, dietary patterns, racism, culture, and history.
Legacy of the Crossing is the research and teaching product that came out of the ICHAD conference. The book features leading researchers and health professionals from across the hemisphere. Legacy of the Crossing deploys solid research to chart the health status and outcomes among African descendants. This book is required reading for those who want to understand and solve health disparities, and for instructors and students in public health, medicine and nursing, as well as related disciplines such as sociology, psychology, history, genetics, nursing, anthropology, economics, social work, and African American and African diaspora studies.
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Diasporic Africa Press (DAP) is a nonprofit and global publisher of serious books about the African world, specializing in histories, cultures, literature and language. Targeting adults and young readers, our books are grounded in scholarship, written for accessibility, and designed to support discussion, teaching, and research.
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