Special Issue "Territorial and Social Health Inequalities"
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 (31 December 2020).
Interests: spatial epidemiology; geographic variation; birth outcome; infant mortality, screening; breast cancer; social inequalities; deprivation; healthcare access; environmental nuisances; clustering
We are organizing a Special Issue featuring original research and systematic reviews on territorial and social health inequalities in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
A major contemporary challenge is the provision of a satisfactory, healthy, and equitable standard of living for current and future generations. Social inequality in health has increasingly been recognized as an important public health issue. Certain socioeconomic groups bear a disproportionate burden of environmental externalities and are vulnerable to the health effects resulting from this exposition.
The well-known social gradient in health has endured over time across societies and despite changes in the major causes of death. Socioeconomic health inequality is evident across space, between countries and within countries. Reducing health inequalities involves the characterization and identification of how factors accumulate and interact in an area, including the determination of how the enduring association between socioeconomic position and health can be understood.
While the body of research on individuals and contextual determinants is growing and well known, knowledge gaps related to successful comprehensive strategies must be filled to reduce social health inequalities. For this Special Issue, we invite submissions that examine the cumulative determinants of socioeconomic health inequality and provide innovative tools to investigate the mechanisms underlying the association between socio-economic position and health.
Dr. Cindy M. Padilla
Manuscript Submission Information
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- health system
- access to care
- geographic variation
- chronic disease
- adult and childhood disease