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Special Issue "The Next Frontier in Health Geography: Context and Implications for Interventions"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2018) | Viewed by 30651
Special Issue Editors
Interests: spatial video geonarratives; GIS and context; fine scale health interventions; challenging environment spatial data collection
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Special Issue Information
A growing body of evidence points to the complexity of geographic contexts in shaping health outcomes, and their implications for interventions. Despite awareness of this complexity, it is challenging for spatial investigations to fully account for its presence. For example, there is a dearth of guidance on the identification and representation of the dynamic spatial and temporal scales that often interact to yield a particular outcome. In addition to scale, questions are emerging about the suitability of “official” data, the potential role for local knowledge or other “unofficial” data, and how these potentially disparate sources can be meaningfully integrated in a Geographic Information System. To address such challenges, a new frontier of health geography is emerging; one that is focusing on new forms of geospatial technologies, novel methods and analytical approaches including customized software development, and means to capture physical and social context. In this Special Issue we invite researchers who use spatial data to showcase their new methods and applications for any health problem, in any health setting. The only limitations are that the project must highlight approaches that advance understanding of geographic context in health and its implications for intervention.
Prof. Dr. Andrew Curtis
Prof. Dr. Jacqueline Curtis
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 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.
- GIS and Health
- Health Geography
- Medical Geography
- Spatial Epidemiology