Special Issue "Health Management and Community Medicine"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Kim Chun-Bae
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Guest Editor
Department of Preventive Medicine, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju 26426, Korea
Interests: community medicine; health policy analysis, meta-analysis; global health

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the face of a double burden, “Health Management and Community Medicine” subjects undergo frequent changes according to the need of (specific) communities (urban areas, rural areas, etc.) around the world and to match the field’s dynamic growth since 1970s. The practical aspect is also important for implementing community-based intervention programs, and from learning and training points of view. To our best knowledge, no such practical issues have been released in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public to meet the demands of numerous researchers with diverse careers in this field. Therefore, we hope that interested researchers from all over the world will actively participate in this Special Issue on "Health Management and Community Medicine", as we have planned for its release in 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New research papers, reviews, case reports, and conference papers are welcome to this Issue. Papers dealing with new approaches to deriving health management or community medicine are also welcome. We will also accept methodological papers, position papers, brief reports, and commentaries.

We will accept manuscripts from different disciplines, including health management, community medicine, global health, epidemiology, and intervention studies. Here are some examples of topics that could be addressed in this Special Issue:

  1. Community medicine: an urban/rural model.
  2. Competency-based curriculum or training for community medicine.
  3. Community-based intervention (program) for controlling non-communicable diseases (hypertension, diabetes, etc.).
  4. Attitudes towards community medicine.
  5. Community-oriented primary health care.
Dr. Kim Chun-Bae
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • health management
  • community medicine
  • non-communicable diseases
  • infectious diseases
  • community-based intervention (program)
  • self-management
  • community organizing/building
  • health education
  • health promotion
  • epidemiology

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Evaluation of Emergency First Response’s Competency in Undergraduate College Students: Enhancing Sustainable Medical Education in the Community for Work Occupational Safety
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(15), 7814; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18157814 - 23 Jul 2021
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Worldwide, people’s quality of health has been decreasing due to bad eating habits that have generated an increase in diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, overweight, as well as an increase in hours of the daily workday and stress. This situation can generate sudden [...] Read more.
Worldwide, people’s quality of health has been decreasing due to bad eating habits that have generated an increase in diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, overweight, as well as an increase in hours of the daily workday and stress. This situation can generate sudden illness and work accidents where the need to have knowledge in emergency first response (EFR) is necessary for all. Unfortunately, workshops and courses to certify EFR individuals are usually taught only to healthcare professionals. Therefore, to address this need a EFR project has been developed at the Tecnológico de Monterrey (TEC) which consists of a multidisciplinary challenge to train, certify, and evaluate students’ competency as “emergency first responders” in medical emergencies and healthcare awareness. This EFR project has been performed for one week, every year since 2015, and constitutes a joint venture among academic departments, faculty, and industrial/government institutions, which work together in multidisciplinary projects, providing a source of innovative proposals. The EFR project at TEC has provided instruction and certification for 966 students between 2015 to 2019 and this study has analyzed results considering a sample size of 197 participants. The combination of exam evaluation, medical emergency skills verification, and project proposal results indicate that most students reach skill levels between 2 and 3 in EFR competency after successfully completing the program, regardless of their year of study or the undergraduate program they are enrolled on. This evaluation emphasizes the compromise of the institution and its students in preparation for new living under sanitary conditions for pandemic conditions such as COVID-19. Full article
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