Special Issue "COVID-19 Driven Innovations for Inclusion and Sustainability"
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: closed (30 April 2022) | Viewed by 1585
Interests: assistive technology; disability; innovation; systems thinking; interaction design; human-computer interaction
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COVID-19 has demonstrated the breadth of exclusion faced by minorities globally and the impacts of the environments we live in on population health. We have seen people with disabilities and older populations disproportionately affected by the global crisis. Similarly, black and ethnic minorities in majority white populations have been further left behind by the global pandemic. At the same time, we have seen disruption across global supply chains of health and environmental products as well as infrastructures that are needed to keep people safe and well. However, we have also seen solutions that leverage advances in novel manufacturing methods and supply chain improvements that have validated new ways of delivering healthcare. If we are to build back fairer, then we need to ensure future medical supply chains are robust and services are accessible to all even when delivered remotely. This Special Issue seeks to learn from innovative approaches to inclusion and sustainability that have been accelerated by or originated from the COVID-19 crisis. Papers addressing how the pandemic has affected marginalized communities in accessing healthcare and how novel approaches have been trialed to increase the inclusion and/or sustainability of solutions are invited for consideration. We welcome papers focused on subjects adjacent to healthcare technology, such as those that address demand by reducing stigma or novel approaches to ensure inclusion (e.g., campaigns) and sustainability (e.g., local production of assistive technology).
Prof. Dr. Catherine Holloway
Dr. Mikaela Patrick
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- elder care
- health inequalities
- health and well-being
- assistive technology
- assistive devices
- support services
- digital health
- ageing in place