Special Issue "Health Geography and Its Relevance for Future Public Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2021).
Interests: public health surveillance; urban (environmental) health; global health
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Interests: geographical gerontology; social gerontology; geographies of health and inequalities; access to care
On behalf of IJERPH, the International Geographical Union Commission on Health and the Environment (IGU-CHE) is organizing a Special Issue on health geography and its relevance for public health.
Health geography analyzes health and health systems responses to health needs as complex, open, and dynamic interactions of people and the environment. In this way, health geography encourages, for example, an understanding of the health of local populations as being interconnected to and interdependent with global health. This holistic approach translates into multidisciplinary studies, drawing on concepts and methods from geography, epidemiology, the social sciences, public health, and many other disciplines. For this Special Issue, we would like to invite recent scientific contributions of health geographies to public health.
Below are some topics reflecting the scope of the Special Issue.
- Health surveillance;
- Health inequality;
- Environment and health;
- Health across borders/cross-border healthcare;
- Methods for health geography;
- Spatial analysis for public health;
- Global health in the Anthropocene.
Prof. Thomas Krafft
Prof. Dr. Mark Rosenberg
Prof. Dr. Paula Santana
Manuscript Submission Information
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