Special Issue "Working with Communities to Promote Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Communication and Informatics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021).
Interests: health promotion; diabetes prevention; mixed methods; community-engaged research
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Interests: health promotion; healthy ageing; program evaluation; capacity building; mixed methods
Interests: public health; epidemiology; obesity prevention; cancer screening
Working with communities rather than on communities is a fundamental principle in health promotion. Health promotion interventions that follow community-engaged development and implementation approaches are more likely adopted and sustained.
Recognising that community engagement in health promotion research can vary from full engagement across all elements and stages to some involvement at particular stages, here we use the term community-engaged research to capture research across this spectrum.
We invite researchers from broad areas of health promotion and using any rigorous study design to submit their research on engaging and collaborating with communities, intervention development, implementation, evaluation, knowledge translation, scaling-up and sustainability. Research focusing on any health promotion issue/topic will be considered, but we particularly welcome studies addressing current topical areas in health promotion, such as:
- racism and health
- transitioning ways of working with communities in the digital age
- needs of different community groups to fully engage in health promotion and research
- health promotion workforce diversity issues
- community health during and on recovery from COVID-19.
Dr. Freya MacMillan
Dr. Joanna Schwarzman
Dr. Kate McBride
Dr. Jane Sixsmith
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 2500 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.
- Health promotion
- Community-engaged research
- Community-based participatory research
- Action research
- Community empowerment
- Health and wellbeing