Special Issue "Early Influences on Child Health and Wellbeing"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Children's Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2021).
Interests: maternal, infant and young child feeding; assessment of quality of care; health policy and practice implementation; health worker education; health promotion
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The period of pregnancy and the first two years of a child’s life (first 1000 days) encompass multiple factors that can influence the long-term health and economics for the individual child, their family, and the wider community. Many of these early life factors can be encouraged and supported as positive influences, or reduced and discouraged when they are negative influences. These factors may include nutrition of mother or child, birth practices, mental health of the parents, support systems, environment, family or broader economics, government policies, marketing of products and practices, employment, and use of time, among other factors.
We invite authors to submit original research papers or systematic review papers for the Special Issue entitled “Early Influences on Child Health and Wellbeing”. Our aim is to cover a wide range of topics and perspectives related to the first 1000 days, not only in the basic research domain, but also related to interventions for the promotion, support, and protection of health and wellbeing. Papers reporting on methodological aspects of research in this area will also be considered.
Dr. Genevieve Becker
Dr. Maria Noonan
Manuscript Submission Information
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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 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.
- Child development
- Parental wellbeing
- Health determinants
- Healthcare workers
- Early childhood