Special Issue "Improving the Health of Rural, Minority Populations"
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) | Viewed by 12616
Interests: rural health; minority health; aging; agricultural health; occupational health; immigrant workers
Interests: environmental and occupational health, rural public health, childhood asthma, climate change and public health
Interests: rural and minority health; community-based research; occupational health; medical and nutritional anthropology; social gerontology; methodology of dietary and nutritional assessment; qualitative research methods
Rural populations continue to experience excessive levels of acute illness, chronic disease, injury, and poorer health outcomes and greater mortality than do urban and suburban populations. This results from limited access to health care—particularly specialty care—in rural regions; the prevalence of individuals with low incomes and limited educational attainment; limited employment opportunities; and the dominance of low-income industries (e.g., tourism) and hazardous extractive industries (agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining, etc.). The circumstance of excessive illness and injury and poor outcomes is compounded for minority group members residing in rural regions, who often must deal with the additional effects of discrimination and structural racism, which further limit their access to health care and economic opportunity. Efforts to improve the health of rural minority populations must address these issues.
This Special Issue focuses on improving the health of rural minority populations. Papers that discuss interventions to improve health in rural minority populations, describe community efforts to improve health, and basic research that discusses the health policy implications of its results are all appropriate for this Special Issue. Analyses can include those that compare rural with urban populations, as well as those that compare minority to majority populations. Authors will define the rurality of the populations that are the subject of their analyses, but they can apply a common-sense approach. Minority populations will be defined in terms of where the study was conducted (e.g., Mexicans are a minority in the US, but not in Mexico; indigenous communities constitute minorities in Mexico and the US).
Dr. Thomas A. Arcury
Dr. Gregory D. Kearney
Dr. Sara A. Quandt
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- rural health
- minority health
- health disparities
- health equity
- health services
- structural racism
- migrant health
- environmental justice
- environmental racism