Topical Collection "Health Behaviors, Risk Factors, NCDs and Health Promotion"
A topical collection in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This collection belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
As clearly shown in the literature and remarked by international organizations, Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) account for 70 to more than 90% of deaths in almost any country in the world, and, even more, for years of living with disability. As pointed out in the recent report “TIME TO DELIVER” of the WHO Independent High-Level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases, action is needed at all levels to increase global health and avoid premature mortality. Despite the fact that this need has been shared globally, not only by WHO but also in the UN General Assembly Declarations (2011), little improvements have been seen in this field, and the shared global targets, such as a 25% reduction in premature NCD mortality by 2025, seem too far to reach.
Much undergoing research is studying the relationship between risk factors at individual and community level and NCDs, as well as trying to identify “what works” in reducing the risk factors’ prevalence. Smoking, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, and alcohol are the main areas of action and study, together with some other more specific fields.
This Topical Collection is open to the subject area of health behaviors, risk factors, and NCDs, with a specific interest in the analysis of public health actions and health promotion programs. The keywords listed below provide an outline of some of the possible areas of interest.
Prof. Dr. Stefano Campostrini
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- Risk factors
- Risk factors and NCDs among specific populations (migrants, etc.)
- Health behaviors
- Health promotion
- Premature mortality
- NCDs and primary care
- Universal care
- Physical inactivity
- Unhealthy diet
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