Special Issue "Migrant Health"


A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Sloane Burke Winkelman
Program Director, Public Health Programs Health Sciences Department California State University, Northridge Jacaranda Hall (JD) 2501 Northridge, CA 91330-8285, USA
Website: http://www.csun.edu/health-human-development/health-sciences/sloane-burke
E-Mail: sloane.burke@csun.edu
Phone: +1 818 677 2997

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and International Organization on Migration, there are an estimated 1 billion migrants in the world today. To place this in perspective, it is estimated that one out of every thirty-five people in the world today is a migrant (2013). Migrants comprise various populations, including workers, displaced persons, students, undocumented individuals and others. Each migrant population has unique needs and experiences in addition to varying degrees of environmental, social, economic, and psychological risk factors due to displacement. The public health needs of this growing population are considerable, particularly for developing countries.

From a global perspective, migration—voluntary or forced—is pervasive due to skilled worker shortages, demographic imbalances, climate change, economic and political turmoil, and natural and man-made disasters. The health of migrants and health issues associated with migrant populations are crucial public health challenges faced by governments, the public health system, non-governmental organization and societies (WHO, 2013). This population experiences unique public health challenges magnified by the social determinants of health, including: access to health services, health literacy, environmental and occupational health, infectious and chronic diseases, psychosocial health, health policy, advocacy, and administration—all of which are important areas for research dissemination.

This special issue in IJERPH aims to advance the field of migrant health. This issue focuses on public health challenges and recommended solutions, with the goal of sharing scientific knowledge and informing public health practitioners as to how we can reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes for migrant populations. Qualitative, quantitative, and review paper submissions are welcome. Submissions focused on assessment, evaluation and measurement, intervention, and recommended strategies for program implementation are encouraged.

The special issue on Migrant Health will cover topics in:

  • Health issues or social determinants of health related to migrants
  • Strategies for improving the health of migrants
  • Assessment, evaluation and measurement
  • Intervention and program implementation
  • Qualitative and quantitative research methods

Prof. Dr. Sloane Burke Winkelman
Guest Editor


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Published Papers

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Last update: 26 September 2014

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