Special Issue "The Cost-Effectiveness of Cross-Sectoral Obesity Prevention Interventions"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Economics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2021).
Interests: incorporating equity for socioeconomic status in economic evaluations; the economic evaluation of policies and interventions for the prevention of obesity; cancer and mental health conditions
The current obesity epidemic around the globe has significant negative health and economic consequences. Raised body mass index is a major risk factor for diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions, and many cancers. These diseases not only cause premature mortality but also long-term morbidity. Over the last 15 years, there has been an increase in economic evidence to guide decision-making on obesity-related policy; however, the evaluations have focused on medical treatments such as pharmaceuticals and bariatric surgery rather than obesity prevention policies. Given the pervasiveness of the obesogenic environment we live in, action on obesity will require a comprehensive societal approach incorporating government intervention across various sectors including health, education, transport, agriculture, and action by private companies. More evidence is needed to confirm the return on investment of obesity prevention policies, not only within the healthcare sector, but also across other government sectors.
This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, entitled “The Cost-Effectiveness of Cross-Sectoral Obesity Prevention Interventions,” offers an opportunity to publish high-quality research on the economic credentials of interventions outside the health care sector with a primary or secondary impact on obesity levels. We are particularly interested in papers that quantify the cross-sectoral impact of policies and their equity impacts.
Dr. Anita Lal
Mrs. Jaithri Ananthapavan
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- obesity prevention
- economic evaluation
- policy analysis