Special Issue "2nd Edition of Health and Well-Being in Vulnerable Communities"
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: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 1705
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Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Health and Well-Being in Vulnerable Communities
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In light of exceeding inequalities, exacerbated in the current context of war, cost-of-living and energy crises, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic and other infectious disease outbreaks, the health and well-being of marginalized, underserved, stigmatized, socioeconomically disadvantaged, or otherwise so-called vulnerable populations has been disproportionately affected. While there is no finite list of which groups may be considered among “vulnerable populations”, these might include migrants and refugees, sexual and gender minorities (LGBTQIA+ people), older adults, people experiencing homelessness, people living with chronic or terminal illnesses, children, as well as racial and ethnic minorities. Evidence from the past decades of research in various disciplines has clearly shown that social inequalities both engender and perpetuate adverse health outcomes (such as higher morbidity and mortality, poorer quality of life, mental health, and overall well-being), either through direct psychological and physiological processes or as the result of barriers in access to health and care services due to cultural, economic, and social discrimination or other exclusionary mechanisms. Despite this evidence, vulnerable communities are still underrepresented in all areas of research, leading to a fragmentary knowledge base as well as lack of awareness among political stakeholders.
The first Special Issue on “Health and Well-Being in Vulnerable Communities”, led by Dr. Igor Grabovac and Professor Lee Smith, successfully created a platform for researchers to showcase their results on a variety of topics concerning diverse vulnerable populations and their experiences. This second iteration will place the focus once again on research that shines a light on the physical, mental, and social health and well-being of various communities considered vulnerable in their own right, while also voicing the need for action to improve their conditions of living. Of special interest are studies that focus on participatory design and implementation science, showing strong community involvement in all aspects of the work presented. Any type of article is welcome, including original research articles (qualitative and quantitative), reviews, pilot project results, theoretical papers, as well as intervention studies and policy papers.
Dr. Igor Grabovac
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- vulnerable communities
- LGBTIQ people
- older adults