Special Issue "Toward Healthy Aging and Age-Friendly Communities: Advances in Methods, and Challenge for Implementation Research"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Aging".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2021.
Interests: age-friendly cities; health disparity; healthy aging; public health; community welfare; medical and welfare management
2. Department of Gerontological Evaluation, Center for Gerontology and Social Science, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Aichi 474-8511, Japan
Interests: longevity science; policy science; social epidemiology; health services research
The world’s population is aging faster, which will undoubtedly impact all aspects of society. At present, the world is trying to improve the social environment to reduce health disparities, a risk factor of healthy aging. The WHO advocates for “Age-Friendly Cities” as a tool for the diagnosis and evaluation of the social environment and, in the last decade, has proposed eight interconnected domains of life (Community and Health Care, Transportation, Housing, Social Participation, Outdoor Spaces and Buildings, Respect and Social Inclusion, Civic Participation and Employment, Communication, and Information). In 2020, it proposed the “Decade of Healthy Aging”, which requires collaborative action among governments, civil society, international interventions, professionals, academia, the media, and the private sector.
We invite you to submit to this Special Issue an original research paper or review article that addresses one or more of the abovementioned topics and can help to improve the lives of older people, their families, their communities, and, hence, the world.
Dr. Seungwon Jeong
Prof. Dr. Katsunori Kondo
Prof. Dr. Toshiyuki Ojima
Manuscript Submission Information
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- healthy aging
- age-friendly community
- community and health care
- health inequalities
- social environment
- health behavior change
- implementation research