Special Issue "New Challenges and Crucial Topics for 2030 Public Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2021).
The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) welcomes submissions for a Special Issue focusing on “New Challenges and Crucial Topics for 2030 Public Health”.
IJERPH is a peer-reviewed scientific journal with a current impact factor (2018) of 2.468 (5-year impact factor of 2.948) that publishes research articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. More details about the journal can be found at https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
The Special Issue on “New Challenges and Crucial Topics for 2030 Public Health” is meant to show the current and future challenges that global health and national health services have to face in the next 10 years. In 2015, United Nations defined the Sustainable Development Goals, pledging to “leave no one behind” and including a focus on “ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages”. With the main aim of reaching universal health coverage and sustainable financing for health, it is essential to realize joint actions in order to deal with the increasing burden of noncommunicable diseases, with particular attention to mental health, and with growing public health priorities, like antimicrobial resistance and health determinants such as air pollution and inadequate water and sanitation, and in order to address potentialities and critical issues of digital health and communication through social media and other new opportunities that are expanding today. Above all, specific strategies are needed to support and improve the health of high-risk groups, such as migrants, women, LGBT+ people, minorities, and other frail or vulnerable populations.
Furthermore, the World Health Organization (WHO) identified and prioritized ten threats to global health in 2019, starting a strategic plan to tackle them. These ten main issues that will require efforts and a firm commitment from WHO and public health professionals throughout the world are: air pollution and climate change, noncommunicable diseases, global influenza pandemic, fragile and vulnerable settings, antimicrobial resistance, Ebola and other high-threat pathogens, weak primary health care, vaccine hesitancy, dengue, and HIV.
We are interested in original and new perspectives related (though not limited) to the following topics:
- Migration and migrant health;
- Minority health, women’s health, and LGBT+ population health;
- Global health and global challenges;
- New challenges in preventive medicine and health promotion;
- Digital health and social media;
- Health policies and health economics;
- Innovation in healthcare services;
- New risk factors;
- Climate change and sustainable development goals.
Innovative contributions and proposals are welcomed to be considered for publication in this Special Issue. Researchers are invited to submit original articles, brief reports, systematic reviews or meta-analyses. Papers on the abovementioned key topics or works that are connected to them are encouraged, especially articles that concentrate on vulnerable and high-risk populations.
Dr. Fabrizio Bert
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Migration and migrant health
- Minorities health
- Women’s health
- LGBT+ population health
- Vulnerable populations
- Global health
- Preventive medicine
- Health promotion
- Digital health
- Social media
- Health policies
- Health economics
- Innovation in healthcare services
- New risk factors
- Sustainable development goals
- Climate change and sustainable development goals