Special Issue "Innovations in Ecological Public Health and Health Education"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 May 2022.
Interests: social inequities in health; ecosystem approaches to health; nature-health; intergenerational climate equity; womens and childrens health
Interests: sport tourism; chronic pain; health-related quality of life; health education; education and innovation; global health; physical and sports activities as a strategy to promote a healthy society; physical activity interventions; exercise training physical exercise; diabetes mellitus
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In this special issue we invite a range of perspectives on using asset- and strengths-based, decolonizing, anti-racist, and equity informed approaches to teaching and learning around the interconnection between human, animal and ecosystem health.
Ecological public health is an arena of scholarship and practice focused on the interrelationships between the health of humans, animals and ecosystems. Whether in public health, medicine or medical specialisms such as paediatrics, and across scales from rural through to global health, there is a growing call from students to learn more about human health in the context of the living world. Pandemics, not only COVID-19 but also Syndemics, illuminate the complex interplay between structural inequities and the disproportionate effects of ecological events on a range of equity deserving populations.
This special issue is intended to foreground and celebrate work that is advancing equity and diversity informed approaches to understanding the interplay between a range of determinants of health (social, environmental, ecological, planetary, Indigenous). Does your teaching help students process the enormity of the intergenerational climate justice issues they face? Has your curriculum brought Indigenous knowledge, knowledge holders and decolonizing approaches to teach about the interconnection between humans, animals and the earth? Have you developed educational frameworks or core competencies to guide a new generation of ecological public health work? What innovations in experiential education, and novel approaches to course delivery have you championed? How are you co-creating knowledge with students and colleagues? How are you evaluating the efficacy and learning outcomes of this innovative teaching and learning? How does our education help students understand and work with people in the context of their living realities? Are you working in the context of an education unit that does not embrace this work, what are your strategies for moving ahead in this innovative space?
Dr. Maya K. Gislason
Prof. Dr. José Carmelo Adsuar Sala
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 papers will be 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. Healthcare is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 1600 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.
- experiential education, eco-social health
- health equity
- social determinants of health
- environmental determinants of health
- ecological determinants of health
- one Health
- planetary Health
- ecosystem Approaches to Health
- teaching and learning
- scholarship of teaching and learning
- climate change
- community engagement
- participatory action research
- arts based methods
- outdoor education
- social justice
- decolonizing practices
- asset based
- strengths based
- public health
- critical theory
- two-eyed seeing