Special Issue "Global Health Literacy"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Communication".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 November 2020.
Interests: health literacy; global health; SDGs; qualitative research methods; conceptual frameworks; future scenario planning; co-production; public health; capacity-building
Assistant Guest Editor
Interests: health literacy; food literacy; dietary intake; nutritional markers; quantitative methods; evaluation of research instruments; global health; health behaviors; quality of life; metabolic syndrome; cardiovascular disease risks; stroke; type 2 diabetes; hypertension; chronic kidney disease
Assistant Guest Editor
Interests: health literacy; health promotion; disease prevention; participatory approaches; health literacy measurement; definitions; public health; health education; cultural competency
The increased attention to the importance of health literacy for quality of life, health care, disease prevention, and health promotion has led to a growth in the global health literacy community. Health literacy plays an essential role in accelerating sustainable development, and it is of great importance that we continue to improve research, policy, practice, and education to provide a sound evidence base for the global health literacy community to build on. Additionally, we must bridge research gaps and push for a stronger theoretical foundation of health literacy.
Recognizing that health literacy is two-sided—focusing on both the individual skills as well as the competence of systems and organizations to meet people’s needs—this issue offers an opportunity to publish high-quality, interdisciplinary research reporting on topics relating to global health literacy developments from all parts of the world and within a wide range of settings. We welcome manuscripts specifically focusing on health literacy and global health, international health, SDGs, health behaviors, health outcomes, quality of life, the emergence of respiratory virus infection, noncommunicable diseases, health promotion, disease prevention, health care, health systems, health advocacy, health policy, health communication, capacity building, organizational development, co-production, interventions, cultural competency, eHealth, and innovations for future health.
Dr. Kristine Sorensen
Dr. Duong Van Tuyen
Dr. Andrew Pleasant
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Health literacy
- Global health
- International health
- Health behaviors
- Health outcomes
- Quality of life
- The emergence of respiratory virus infection
- Noncommunicable diseases
- Health promotion
- Disease prevention
- Health care
- Health systems
- Health advocacy
- Health communication
- Capacity building
- Co-production of health
- Future health