Special Issue "Patterns, Determinants, and Community-based Interventions of Migrant and Refugee Health"

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 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Mellissa Withers
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Guest Editor
Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, SSB 318G 2001 N. Soto Street Health Sciences Campus, Los Angeles, CA 90032, USA
Interests: community participatory research; maternal health; gender-based violence; global sexual; reproductive health
Dr. Brian Hall
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Assistant Guest Editor
Global and Community Mental Health Research Group, Faculty of Social Sciences (E21), The University of Macau, Taipa 99907, Macau
Interests: migrant health, trauma and adversity, social and psychiatric epidemiology, HIV and other sexually-transmitted infections, behavioral addiction, technology assisted interventions
Dr. Tharani Loganathan
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Assistant Guest Editor
Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence-based Practice, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Interests: health economics; migration; health equity; universal health care
Dr. Hsin-Chieh Chang
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Assistant Guest Editor
Department of Sociology, Fudan University, 220 Handan Rd., Shanghai 200433, China
Interests: social determinants of migrant health; community studies; gender and wellbeing; migrants and minority integration

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Globally, one in seven of the world’s population is a migrant, translating into an estimated 1 billion migrants, including 258 million international migrants and 763 million internal migrants. The rise in global mobility and its positive and negative impact on individuals, families, communities, and nations have led to increased attention toward the needs and challenges of migrants. Moreover, the scale and significance of migration worldwide makes it a critical topic for health research and interventions.

Migrants encompass a broad range of vulnerable populations, including migrant workers, human trafficking victims, refugees, migrant children, internally displaced persons, and many more. Migration is considered an important social determinant of health. To ensure that “no one is left behind”, we need to understand which interventions are effective in protecting and improving the health of migrants and under what conditions. For this issue, we invite articles that offer new insights and evidence to contribute to the global knowledge base regarding migrant health. In 2019, at the World Health Assembly, the WHO approved a five-year Global Action Plan promoting the health of refugees and migrants. The Action Plan recommends six priorities and options for action by the WHO and others, including promoting the health of refugees and migrants through short-term and long-term public health interventions.

Researchers, practitioners, and educators are invited to submit manuscripts related to any area of migrant health, focusing on community-based interventions and/or policy. We will consider original quantitative and qualitative research articles (for the review, minimum 4000, excluding references and tables), as well as review articles and articles about pilot studies. We also invite critical reflections and commentaries regarding the methodological and ethical challenges of conducting research and implementing interventions among this population.

Manuscripts on the following topics are especially welcome (although all relevant papers will be considered): improving healthcare services, trauma and mental health, immigration and labor laws, the protection of migrant workers, occupational health, poverty and inequities, reduction of public resentment/discrimination, gender-based violence, sex work, migrants as brides, resettlement, and reintegration of migrants who return home.

The deadline for the receipt of manuscripts is 30 November 2020, with anticipated publication in late 2021. We hope you will contribute your work to this Special Edition.

Dr. Mellissa Withers
Dr. Brian Hall
Dr. Tharani Loganathan
Dr. Hsin-Chieh Chang
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • migrant
  • immigration
  • refugee
  • health

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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