Special Issue "Health, Housing and Homelessness"

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: 15 December 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Fernando Fajardo-Bullón
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Guest Editor
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Extremadura, Badajoz 06006, Spain
Interests: Mental health; Health promotion; social class; Child Welfare;homelessness
Prof. Igor Esnaola
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Guest Editor
Departament of Devlopmental and Educational Psychology, University of the Basque Country (Avenida de Tolosa 70, 20018 San Sebastian)
Interests: Mental health; Subjetive well-being; Self-concept; Homelessness
Dr. Koen Hermans
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Guest Editor
Centre for sociological research and LUCAS, Centre for Care research and consultancy, KU Leuven
Interests: Social policy; social work; homelessness; evaluation research
Dr. Ursula Trummer
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Guest Editor
Centre for Health and Migration, Vienna
Interests: Public Health; Social Determinants of Health; Homelessness, Migration

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

The housing situation and the increase in the number of homeless people is a worrying reality around the world. The World Health Organization is warning about the impact of housing policies on the health of the people. In the same way, the 2018 report of the FEANTSA (European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless) described an increase in the number of homeless people in the European Union, with a possible direct impact on the health of this population under exclusion.

Unfortunately, more information is necessary to understand the impact of housing situations in the health of the populations. The Special Issue "Health, housing and homelessness" invites authors from disciplines such as social policies, psychology, public health, medicine, economics, psychology, demography, and sociology to submit their original and review articles related to analysing the impact on health of homelessness situation and housing policies. Papers from European Union and all other countries are welcome.

Through “Cost Action, CA15218 - Measuring homelessness in Europe” the co-editors of this Special Edition, are well connected to academic researchers, steak holders (housing, policies makers and social care services) and NGOs, as well as other experts.

Potential areas of interest include but not limited to the following:

  • Homelessness health
  • Mental health and housing situation
  • Addictions and health in homelessness
  • Housing and health
  • Social policies and health in social exclusion
  • National studies
  • Prevention policies or interventions

Prof. Fernando Fajardo-Bullón
Prof. Igor Esnaola
Dr. Koen Hermans
Dr. Ursula Trummer
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • homelessness
  • health
  • housing
  • social inclusion

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Factors Shaping the Lived Experience of Resettlement for Former Refugees in Regional Australia
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(2), 501; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17020501 - 13 Jan 2020
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Refugees experience traumatic life events with impacts amplified in regional and rural areas due to barriers accessing services. This study examined the factors influencing the lived experience of resettlement for former refugees in regional Launceston, Australia, including environmental, social, and health-related factors. Qualitative [...] Read more.
Refugees experience traumatic life events with impacts amplified in regional and rural areas due to barriers accessing services. This study examined the factors influencing the lived experience of resettlement for former refugees in regional Launceston, Australia, including environmental, social, and health-related factors. Qualitative interviews and focus groups were conducted with adult and youth community members from Burma, Bhutan, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, Iran, and Sudan, and essential service providers (n = 31). Thematic analysis revealed four factors as primarily influencing resettlement: English language proficiency; employment, education and housing environments and opportunities; health status and service access; and broader social factors and experiences. Participants suggested strategies to overcome barriers associated with these factors and improve overall quality of life throughout resettlement. These included flexible English language program delivery and employment support, including industry-specific language courses; the provision of interpreters; community events fostering cultural sharing, inclusivity and promoting well-being; and routine inclusion of nondiscriminatory, culturally sensitive, trauma-informed practices throughout a former refugee’s environment, including within education, employment, housing and service settings. Full article
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