2008 Issue



1 Introduction to the Inaugural Issue of the Journal of Equity in Health
Barbara C. Wallace

7 Confidentiality Concerns, Perceived Staff Rudeness, and Other HIV Testing Barriers
Chandra L. Ford, Elizabeth C. Tilson, Marlene Smurzynski, Peter A. Leone, and William C. Miller

22 Is Poverty the Main Factor Contributing to Health Care Disparities? An Investigation of Individual Level Factors Contributing to Health Care Disparities
Paulette M. Niewczyk and Jamson S. Lwebuga-Mukasa

41 Development of an Ethnic/Cultural Health Research Agenda for Ohio Betty R. Yung and Cheryl Boyce

52 A Culturally Based Wellness and Creative Expression Model for Native American Communities
Norma Gray, Denise Wolf, Mary Mays, Martha Equihua, Ralph Gomez, Amalia Tellez, Alicia Tellez, Bradley Rappa, Janice Jirsak, and Patricia Nye

61 Eliminating Health Disparities through a Nationally Unique Web
Site: www.healthpowerforminorities.org
Norma J. Goodwin

67 The Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Peer Education Training Curriculum for HIV/AIDS Prevention in Post-War Sierra Leone, West Africa: Toward a Capacity Building Tool
Ansumana Richard Konuwa, Barbara C. Wallace, and Rachel E. Liebman

79 An Exploratory Internet Study of Black Men on the Down Low: Potential Factors Related to Non-Disclosure to Female Partners and Inconsistent Condom Use for Black Men who Have Sex with Men and Women (MSMW) Samuel Agyemang, Barbara C. Wallace, and Rachel E. Liebman


98 About the Fourth Annual Health Disparities Conference at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City, March 6th-7th, 2009
Sponsored by the Research Group on Disparities in Health

99 Call for Papers for the Fourth Annual Health Disparities Conference: Abstracts Due December 15, 2008

100 Book Review Brief Commentaries