Special Issue "Community-Engaged Research to Promote Environmental Health, Sustainability, and Community Resiliency"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2020).
Interests: community-based exposure assessment; environmental justice; community-based participatory research (CBPR)
The built and social environments can have both salutogenic and pathogenic features that can influence health at the individual, population, and community levels. Issues such as urban sprawl, substandard housing, transportation inequities, lack of access to environmental amenities, including green space and clean rivers, poor access to food resources, including grocery stores, the presence of locally unwanted land uses and environmental hazards, such as chemical plants, landfills, and heavily trafficked roadways, as well as limited pedestrian friendly infrastructure, can lead to environmental injustice, negative health behaviors, and health inequities.
Community-engaged research has become very important in helping to study and address these problems. Through community-engaged research including community-based participatory research (CBPR), participatory action research (PAR), community citizen science, community-owned and managed research (COMR), community-university partnerships, etc., community-based organizations utilize their grassroots activism and resources, contextual expertise, and research partners to translate research to action to make their communities more sustainable, healthier, and resilient.
In this Special Issue, we are seeking papers that highlight community-engaged research, particularly CBPR, action-oriented, and citizen science projects that are addressing built and social environment issues, environmental injustice, health inequities, and community resiliency. The listed keywords suggest a few of the many possible topics.
Prof. Dr. Sacoby Wilson
Mr. Al Richmond
Manuscript Submission Information
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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 semimonthly 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 2300 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.
- Environmental Justice
- Public Health
- Environmental Health
- Community-Engaged Research
- Citizen Science
- Community-based Participatory Research
- Community-University Partnerships
- Social Justice
- Health Equity
- Built Environment