Special Issue "Social Determinants of Health Inequities and Prevention"
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 (30 September 2017).
We are organizing a Special Issue on social determinants of health inequities and prevention in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. This is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information on the journal, I refer you to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
There is now compelling evidence that social, economic and environmental factors account for enormous disparities in health and wellbeing in both developed and developing countries. Social determinants, such as employment and education opportunities, access to housing, neighborhood environments and social marginalisation, can both create and perpetuate existing health inequalities. War, racism, homelessness, technological change and loneliness are among other issues that can also be viewed through a social determinants of health lens. Many of the social determinants of health lie outside of the direct influence of the health sector and require policy and practice interventions that span multiple disciplines and sectors.
This Special Issue is open to any subject area related to the impacts of social determinants on health inequities, with a particular focus on prevention and evidence that can inform policy and practice efforts to address socially determined causes of health disparity. Fresh approaches to looking at the relationship between social determinants and reducing health inequalities are encouraged. The listed keywords below suggest just a few of the many possibilities.
Assoc. Prof. Lisa Wood
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Social determinants
- Health inequity
- Public health
- Health disparities
- Social factors influencing health
- Inter-generational disadvantage
- Barriers and enablers to health