Special Issue "The Role of Public Health in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons and Challenges"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Care Sciences & Services".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Kristine Sorensen
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Guest Editor
Global Health Literacy Academy, Viengevej 100, 8240 Risskov, Denmark
Interests: health literacy; global health; SDGs; qualitative research methods; conceptual frameworks; future scenario planning; co-production; public health; capacity-building
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Worldwide, public health systems during the COVID-19 pandemic have been under tremendous pressure to deliver timely and appropriate services despite the ever-changing circumstances and high degree of complexity related to the pandemic. This Special Issue focuses on the lessons learned and the challenges encountered during the rapid transformation required. The aim is to develop a Special Issue that informs and supports the future of public health. Therefore, papers presenting new research, discussions and reflections on how to safeguard public health functions for health and wellbeing while remaining agile, people-centered and aligned with values such as universal access to health during emergencies are welcomed. Areas of interests include, e.g., organizational change, use of new technologies and innovations, investment in public health literacy, communication and provision of information to the public, interventions and approaches to cover the full spectrum of health including physical, mental, and social health, and reaching out to people in vulnerable situations. 

Dr. Kristine Sorensen
Guest Editor

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.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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