Special Issue "Chronic Disease, Disability, and Community Care"
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: 30 November 2021.
Interests: disability; health services; community engagement; community-based care; community-integrated care
Interests: ethnic minority populations; chronic disease management; health disparities
As life expectancy increases across the globe, so increases the predicted number of years spent living with chronic disease and disability. Following the World Health Organization's lead and in line with the social model of disability, this Special Issue defines disability in the broadest sense to cover physical, cognitive, psychological, and emotional impairments; activity limitations; and participation restrictions due to the complex interaction of the person and the environment. Chronic diseases, which can overlap with disability, are health conditions that last one year or more and necessitate continued health care or lead to functional impairment. The aging of populations, coupled with increased longevity for persons with disabilities and persons living with chronic disease and policies aimed at minimizing institutionalization (due to concerns about escalating costs and poor quality of care), have contributed to a growing demand for a wide range of home- and community-based programs (HCBPs) and community-integrated care models. HCBPS are person-centered services designed to deliver care for special populations with complex and chronic health conditions in the home and community. These special populations include but are not limited to: frail older adults, people living with chronic disease, people living with disabilities, children with special health care needs, people living with chronic mental health conditions, and people living with chronic pain. Community-integrated care models are varied but focus on aligning clinical, community, and public health strategies to promote health and mitigate disease. The main goal of this Special Issue is to inform health policy, community health, public health programs, and safety-net hospitals on care for people with disabilities and chronic disease in the community, with an emphasis on promoting health equity and justice. This can include scholarly work on historically understudied and underserved populations and how they experience disability and chronic disease; their community-based care needs; outcomes of interventions, programs, service-learning or community-engaged research affecting these populations; and accessibility of care. We encourage a variety of knowledge-producing approaches, such as ethnographies, rigorous systematic and scoping reviews of the literature, case studies, quasi-experimental and experimental designs, and studies using grounded theory.
Dr. Darcy McMaughan
Dr. Idethia Harvey
Dr. Kevin Tarlow
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