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Special Issue "Oral Health and Dental Care Access Disparities: The Contexts of Immigrant Health and Minority Health"
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 (31 August 2019).
Prof. Judith Albino Website E-Mail
Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Building 500, 3rd Floor, Suite 3000, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
Interests: oral health disparities, community health interventions
A Special Issue on “Oral health and dental care access disparities: The contexts of immigrant health and minority health”, is being organized in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
The substantial movement of people across borders currently makes up the diverse mosaic of migration. Embodying many minority health phenomena, the health of immigrants is often affected by changing social and cultural norms, differential access to clinical care, and the coexistence of new and preexisting health conditions. Oral health and dental care access disparities constitute prime examples of the challenges that new and recent immigrants face in the long process of adapting to new environments: physical, dietary, health systems, and many more aspects. An emerging body of research continues to characterize the features of such a complex landscape, but the rapid pace of change requires an up-to-date, sophisticated examination of the underlying factors. Such a knowledge base will inform strategies to ameliorate risk factors; improve culturally appropriate access to care and prevention; alleviate acute and long-term complications of poor oral health; and supply objective data to support social and health policies addressing disparities in the contexts of immigrant health and minority health.
This Special Issue is open to the subject area of “Oral health and dental care access disparities”. The keywords listed below provide an outline of some of the possible areas of interest.
Prof. Gerardo Maupome
Dr. Tamanna Tiwari
Prof. Judith Albino
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Immigrant health
- Minority health
- Oral health
- Access to dental care
- Prevention and elimination of health disparities
- Dental treatment and prevention
- Oral epidemiology
- Community dentistry
- Social and behavioral sciences
- Oral health related quality of life
- Dental insurance
- Dental treatment, funding
- Oral disease risk factors
- Health care settings
- Experience and perception (patients, caregivers, and practitioners)
- Community engagement
- Social norms