Special Issue "Space, Place and Health Outcomes"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2020).
Interests: spatial epidemiology; geographic information systems; exposure assessment; public health
Interests: digital health geography; spatial epidemiology; quantitative analysis; geoinformatics and critical geoinformation processing
The environment in which we live, work, and spend our time can have a direct impact on our health. Contextual factors, like social and economic features of neighborhoods, have been shown to have a significant impact on an array of health outcomes, including mortality, chronic conditions, mental health, injuries, violence, and other important health indicators. The physical and social environments of neighborhoods can shape our behavior, thus having a direct impact on our health. For example, unsafe neighborhoods can affect our overall wellbeing by denying us the opportunity to have physical activity and spend time outdoors. On the other hand, walkable neighborhoods, access to playgrounds, and affordable, nutritious food can encourage healthy behaviors and lifestyles. Moreover, individuals are more likely to have convenient access to health facilities when they are located within close proximity to their residence or if appropriate forms of transportation are available within their neighborhood.
This Special Issue of IJERPH focuses on the links between space, place, and health outcomes. We are happy to accept manuscripts from different disciplines. We are particularly interested in studies that advance the understanding of the causal mechanisms linking environments and health outcomes or associated behavioral risk factors. We encourage studies utilizing novel methodologies to assess and derive exposure and neighborhood characteristics.
Dr. Ofer Amram
Prof. Dr. Blake Walker
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Exposure assessment
- Healthy environments
- Socioeconomic status