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Special Issue "Health Needs of Vulnerable Children: Challenges and Solutions: Second Edition"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2023 | Viewed by 364

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Eunice Rodriguez
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Guest Editor
Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
Interests: health disparities; health impact of social programs and policies; school health; health education; disease prevention
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Dr. Ryan Christopher Padrez
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Guest Editor
Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
Interests: health policy and health systems; school-based health; early childhood development; children with special care needs; health disparities and social determinants of health; medical home and primary care redesign
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

Due to the success of the first edition of the Special Issue "Health Needs of Vulnerable Children: Challenges and Solutions" published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph/special_issues/Children_Needs), we would like to continue exploration of this topic. IJERPH 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, we refer you to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph

Improving public health is an important objective for policy makers, and the health of children could have long-lasting consequences over the life course. We use the term "vulnerable children" in a broad sense to include various types of vulnerabilities. Children who are in extreme crisis situations, such as displacement due to climate disaster, civic unrest and violence or economic crisis, as well as those who suffer abuse, are victims of trafficking, or have complex health needs would be among the most vulnerable. However, many other children are also at risk of experiencing health problems due to a variety of persisting challenges, such as poverty and lack of social protection policies. In the more affluent communities, children might be especially vulnerable to stressors that precipitate mental health conditions including self-inflicted harm and suicide. The COVID pandemic has exacerbated existing vulnerabilities and has also accelerated the need for successful interventions.

There is extensive research documenting childhood vulnerabilities and health challenges during those critical developmental years. Yet, this Special Issue aims to go one step further and focus on programs and policies that have proved to have a positive impact among diverse groups of vulnerable children. With a diverse collection of papers, concentrating on different aspects of children’s health and vulnerabilities, we intend to offer a critical guide for policy efforts and planning for public health.

This second edition of the Special Issue is open to any subject area related to the health needs of vulnerable children and, most importantly, to interventions and policies that have proved to have a positive impact on improving children’s health. The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities. 

Dr. Eunice Rodriguez
Dr. Ryan Christopher Padrez
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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.

Keywords

  • Children’s health
  • Social programs and health
  • Health policy
  • Social policies and children
  • Community and health interventions
  • Quality of life and children
  • Underserved populations
  • At risk children
  • Mental and physical vulnerability
  • Public Health

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