Special Issue "Health Disparities in Urban Areas"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 February 2019).
Interests: biostatistics; community Health; community-based participatory research; dissemination and implementation of evidence-based programs; health disparities; health equity; minorities; minority health; quantitative research
There is substantial evidence in the public health literature to demonstrate that place, where one lives, works, plays and prays, impacts health information access and health outcomes. Demographic characteristics of urban centers are changing and these changes can impact the social determinants of health, but in some cases not all population subgroups are impacted equally.
Health disparity research has several phases, each phase asks different types of questions. Phase I—detection—determine if disparities exist. Phase 2—understanding—determines root causes of health disparities. Phase 3—solutions is focused on developing, testing and implementation of potential solutions to address health disparities. We already have a vast amount of literature on the detection phase and it is necessary to focus our efforts on understanding the root causes and developing sustainable solutions that address modifiable risk factors.
This Special Issue seeks papers on urban health disparities that are on the understanding and solution phases. We are interested in all forms of disparities (e.g., racial/ethnic, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation) that impact vulnerable populations across a broad range of health outcomes (e.g., access, food environment, mental health, physical health).
Dr. Melody Goodman
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Health disparities
- Urban health
- Food access
- Chronic disease
- Physical health
- Mental health
- community engagement