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Health Literacy, Promotion and Prevention Improve Workers’ Health

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 321

Special Issue Editors


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1. Département des Relations Industrielles, Université Laval, Pavillon J.-A.-DeSève, 1025, Avenue des Sciences-Humaines, Québec, QC G1V 0A6, Canada
2. VITAM-Centre de Recherche en Santé Durable, 2480 Chem. de la Canardière, Québec, QC G1J 2G1, Canada
Interests: health, well-being and quality of life at work; peer support at work; employment precariousness; mental health; cultural diversity and inclusion; COVID-19 impacts

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Département des Relations Industrielles, Université Laval, Pavillon J.-A.-DeSève, 1025, Avenue des Sciences-Humaines, Québec, QC G1V 0A6, Canada
Interests: mental health; well-being and quality of life; motivation; digital interventions; workplace interventions

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

People may experience a number of different mental and physical health issues in the workplace. These issues are caused or worsened by complex interactions between workplace factors (e.g., management practices, work tasks, and conditions of the psychosocial work environment), workers’ skills and abilities, and the support they receive to carry out their work and to take care of their health. If workers are in a highly stressful work environment, physical and mental health issues such as burn out, anxiety, depression, cardiovascular diseases, and musculoskeletal disorders may emerge or be aggravated, significantly affecting well-being, quality of life and performance at work. 

At the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in a globalized and increasingly connected world, workers are faced with many new challenges. This Special Issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) focuses on innovative approaches and theories aiming to prevent and protect workers from the health effects caused by occupational harmful factors, and more broadly, to promote their overall health and wellness. Recognizing the importance of a shared responsibility between employers and employees when it comes to occupational health and safety, contributions pertaining to the interplay between workplace/organizational factors and workers’ physical and/or mental health literacy (i.e., knowledge and skills of individuals regarding how to optimize their health) and self-management practices will be considered particularly relevant. Given the importance of developing a holistic conceptualization of health, contributions recognizing both positive (i.e., protective) and negative (i.e., risks) factors as well as positive and negative mental and/or physical health outcomes will be deemed particularly relevant. Additionally, contributions pertaining to emerging occupational health issues (e.g., bore out; brown out), as well as risks and opportunities offered by increasingly prevalent ways of working (e.g., remote and hybrid work) and new tools (e.g., digital tools/interventions) are sought. Theoretical, systematic/scoping reviews and empirical (e.g., qualitative and/or quantitative research designs; action research design) papers, as well as both observational and intervention-focused manuscripts, will be considered.

Dr. Simon Coulombe
Dr. Joel Gagnon
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 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 2500 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

  • occupational health
  • physical health
  • mental health
  • depression
  • work stress
  • wellbeing
  • wellness
  • burnout
  • health promotion
  • health literacy
  • self-management

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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