Special Issue "HEAL: Transformational Change for Environmental, Planetary, and Human Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 12781
Interests: climate change and health; air pollution; urban health; exposure assessment; risk and vulnerability assessment; sustainable development
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Interests: indigenous health; health equity; health services; environmental health
Interests: climate change and infectious disease transmission; GIS and spatiotemporal model; biostatistics; environmental epidemiology; development of early warning systems for infectious diseases
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Interests: indoor and outdoor air quality; volatile organic compounds; particulate matter; air filtration technologies; low emission building materials; consumer products
Interests: climate change and population health; emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases; environmental risk and health impact assessment; environmental health; heatwaves and extreme weather events; healthcare cost evaluation; health system capacity building
Environmental and climate change pose great challenges to planetary and human health, including direct effects associated with exposure to bushfires, heatwaves, floods, and other extreme events, as well as indirect effects associated with food, water, housing, and energy insecurity, as well as infectious disease outbreaks. These direct and indirect impacts require cross-sectoral adaptation responses, as well as a drastic reduction in emissions. There is great potential for well-targeted mitigation and adaptation policies to reduce environmental impacts, and to protect and improve public health.
Interventions that target urban, rural, and remote health have the ability to help strengthen the resilience of communities and the health sector against environmental and climate change impacts. The respectful integration of indigenous knowledge systems and Western science and data is essential for this effort, recognizing that indigenous concepts of health holistically encompass connections to culture, family, language, community, and country. The translation of research into policy and practice in the health, environmental protection, planning, housing, transport, food, and energy sectors, as well as cross-sectoral collaboration and genuine community engagement, are crucial for achieving transformational changes towards a healthier, fairer, and more sustainable world.
This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health aims to feature full-length articles, reviews, and communications from HEAL network and HEAL 2022 Conference: Transformational Changes for Environmental, Planetary, and Human Health, addressing novel research on this topic from an interdisciplinary point of view, including (but not limited to):
- Indigenous health and knowledge translation;
- Bushfires, air pollution, heatwaves, and other extreme events;
- Health system resilience and sustainability;
- Food, soil, and water security;
- Biosecurity, COVID-19, and emerging infections;
- Urban health, built environment, and nature-based solutions;
- Rural and remote health;
- Clean energy solutions;
- At-risk populations and early life effects;
- Data and decision support systems;
- Science communication and risk perception;
- Planetary health equity.
Prof. Dr. Sotiris Vardoulakis
Dr. Veronica Matthews
Prof. Dr. Wenbiao Hu
Dr. Nigel Goodman
Dr. Michael Tong
Dr. Carmel Williams
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- climate change
- environmental change
- extreme events
- public health
- planetary health
- health system resilience
- community resilience
- health equity