“The book tackles a vital program in our country. While there are many efforts to address inequality among educational and health professionals, we often operate as if health does not affect education and education does not affect health. Nadine Finigan-Carr has moved the conversation forward by compiling the evidence of the health/education link.” – Thomas LaVeist, Ph.D., chairman of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health
“Dr. Finigan-Carr assembled groundbreaking research, thoughtful analysis and a compassionate understanding to build a compelling case for “Linking Health and Education for African American Students’ Success.” Both intellectually stimulating and easy to read, Linking Health gives a comprehensive picture of the health-related antecedents to positive educational outcome. The book is serious and provocative with describing critical health issues, yet hopeful and forward thinking in presenting a vision for healthy educational environments for African Americans.” – Ivory A. Toldson, Ph.D., Director of Quality Education for Minorities; Professor, Howard University; Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Negro Education; and, Contributing Education Editor and TheRoot.com
“Health outcomes are intertwined with educational outcomes. This book describes this truth for African American children but more importantly suggests a path forward.” – Tina L. Cheng, M.D., M.P.H., Director of the Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Pediatrician in Chief, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.
Racism has left an ugly stain on America's history, and it as created structural inequalities, which have affected African American students’ educational and health outcomes. Linking Health and Education for African American Student Success challenges those issues, and provides compelling evidence for the causal role that educationally relevant health disparities play amongst African American students. With an unparalleled depth of insight and clarity of voice, Dr. Finigan-Carr’s book, must be a fundamental part of school reform. – LaMarr Darnell Shields, Ph.D., Change Agent and Author, What I Learned in the Midst of KAOS: The Making of an Ubuntu Teacher