Special Issue "Child and Adolescent Health: Challenges and Perspectives"

A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032). This special issue belongs to the section "School Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Daniela Pierannunzio
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Guest Editor
National Centre for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, National Institute of Health, 00161 Rome, Italy
Interests: public health; epidemiology; surveillance; cancer and cancer registries; child and adolescent health; women’s health
Dr. Silvia Ciardullo
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Guest Editor
National Centre for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, National Institute of Health, 00161 Rome, Italy
Interests: public health; epidemiology; child and adolescent health; life style behaviour; health promotion
Dr. Paola Nardone
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Guest Editor
National Centre for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Italian National Institute of Health, 00161 Rome, Italy
Interests: public health; epidemiology; child and adolescent health; life style behaviour; health promotion
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The ‘life course’ concept recognizes the opportunity to prevent and control possible diseases at key stages of life from preconception through pregnancy, infancy, childhood, and adolescence to adulthood. Indeed, unhealthy behaviours adopted from preconception (e.g., no intake of folic acid, tobacco and alcohol use during pregnancy, etc.) to adolescence (e.g., eating habits, physical activity, sedentary behaviors, etc.) can influence health outcomes during early development and in adult life as well. Alcohol and tobacco use, obesity, and overweight are the main risk factors that could be modified during the first phases of life to prevent chronic diseases in later life.

Public health surveillance is essential to collecting health indicators and promoting the planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health interventions.

Health care workers, family, and school are the main actors that support healthy lifestyles and change unhealthy habits among young people and pregnant women.

This Special Issue will focus on: 1) preconception, prenatal, and newborn prevention and care; 2) life styles and risk behaviours in childhood; and 3) life styles and risk behaviors in adolescence as predictors of a healthy adulthood. Papers on physical activity, eating and dieting, family, mental health, and sexual habits as well as studies describing differences and inequalities in women’s and young people’s health (also during a pandemic period) are welcome. We also encourage the submission of interdisciplinary work and multi-country collaborative research.

Dr. Daniela Pierannunzio
Dr. Silvia Ciardullo
Dr. Paola Nardone
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Healthcare is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • Child/adolescent health
  • women’s health
  • life styles
  • risk behaviors
  • well-being
  • overweight/obesity
  • surveillance systems
  • Covid-19
  • health inequalities.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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