Special Issue "Health Inequality and Spatially Distribution"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: health policy; health inequality of people with disability; measurement of activity and participation function; health welfare resource distribution; health promotion for people with special needs
Interests: geographic information systems (GIS); statistical analysis of geographic information; community hazard mapping; spatial decision support systems; public health information systems
Reducing inequality is one of the most important goals of the United Nations for achieving sustainable development, and promoting the health of various population groups in all regions is at its core value. According to the United Nations and UK National Health Insurance, health inequality is an unfair and avoidable difference in people's health between the general population and specific populations.
How national policies can reduce structural factors and promote health equality will be a major challenge for public health in the future. United Nations surveys have shown that in developing countries, children in the poorest 20 per cent of the population are still up to three times more likely to die before their fifth birthday than children in the richest quintiles. Social protection has been significantly extended globally, yet persons with disabilities are up to five times more likely than average to incur catastrophic health expenditures. Despite overall declines in maternal mortality in most developing countries, women in rural areas are still up to three times more likely to die while giving birth than women living in urban centers. The evidence shows that health problems reflected by regional differences have implied socio-economic status, educational level, health resources allocation, and hazardous substances distribution such as behavioral use and pollution spread, of various population groups. If we want to improve health problems through policies, we must first have accurate measurement indicators and empirical data on health inequalities. This topical collection is open to the subject area of health inequality and spatial distribution. The keywords listed below provide an outline of some of the possible areas of interest.
Prof. Chia-Feng Yen
Assoc. Prof. Shyang-Woei Lin
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- Measuring health inequalities
- Health inequalities indicators
- Unequal health
- Health rights
- Rural–urban disparity
- Child health
- Health of vulnerable groups
- Spatially distribution
- Geographic information system (GIS) and health
- The difference between health and spatial distribution.