Special Issue "Disasters and Their Consequences for Public Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Climate Change and Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: Casualty Modelling; Health System Coordination in Disaster; Public Health Workforce; Disasters; Humanitarian Crises; Public Health Leadership
The likelihood of disasters and catastrophic events is increasing worldwide. This is a result of many factors, including climate change and population movement. Climate change is impacting our world, bringing with it an increase in disasters related to extreme weather, droughts, rising sea levels, and wildfires. Furthermore, as populations continue to move to urban areas, and as the urban areas grow, they are increasingly intersecting with hazard prone areas (such as coastal areas and the interface with wildlands). At the same time, health care and public health systems are increasingly complex and facing economic challenges.
This special issue seeks articles that address the public health effects of disasters and the actions that public health agencies and society as a whole can take to address the current and future risks. Articles may address a number of topics including: health impacts of disasters; public health and health care systems’ response to disasters; population use of self-protective actions; organization of the health system for response and recovery; modelling of health impacts from disasters as a result of climate change.
Dr. Kimberley Shoaf
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. 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 2300 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.
- Health Impacts
- Casualty Modelling
- Response Coordination
- Health Capacity and Capabilities
- Severe Weather
- Humanitarian Crises