Special Issue "New Advances in Workplace Health Promotion"
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: 31 October 2021.
Interests: workplace health promotion; nutrition and physical activity; hard-to-reach groups such as truckies; bus drivers and miners; digital technologies; health outcomes
Interests: organisational culture/identification and effectiveness; occupational stress and decision making; nonprofit organisation research
This Special Issue is titled ‘New Advances in Workplace Health Promotion’. The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is a peer-reviewed scientific publication publishing communication and empirical research in the interdisciplinary environmental health science and public health field. More information can be found at https://0-www-mdpi-com.brum.beds.ac.uk/journal/ijerph
According to the World Health Organisation (2020), chronic disease is the leading cause of death globally claiming 36 million lives, or 63% of all deaths, each year. Most chronic disease deaths are due to cardiovascular disease, cancers, respiratory diseases, and diabetes. The modifiable risk factors for chronic disease are 1) poor nutrition, 2) physical inactivity, and 3) tobacco use. Chronic diseases are projected to contribute increasingly to the global burden of ill-health.
Workplace culture, defined by systems, structures, and policies, can influence healthy or unhealthy behaviors and choices affecting workers’ health outcomes. Workers spend up to 60% of waking hours at work, which makes workplaces a perfect place to promote healthy behaviors. Health promotion in the workplace has the potential to impact workers’ health behaviors and outcomes.
However, we have a limited understanding of the complex and nuanced relationship between workplace culture and health promotion. In particular, we have little understanding of effective contemporary health promotion interventions using digital technologies.
This Special Issue offers authors the opportunity to publish high-quality multidisciplinary empirical research and reviews that focus on the systems, structures, policies, and culture of healthy behavior change and health promotion in the workplace. Your original manuscript or rigorous systematic review will excite contemporary thought endeavors to better understand the complexity of healthy behavior change and health promotion in the context of workplace culture. Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed designs are welcome.
Manuscripts can focus on but are not limited to the following topics:
- Populations such as hard-to-reach, at-risk groups like truck and bus drivers, builders, and construction workers, farmers, and miners.
- Contexts such as managers and management and policy and procedure.
- Risk factors such as poor nutrition, a lack of physical activity, tobacco use, and drinking alcohol at hazardous levels.
- Interventions or narrative inquiries about digital and smart technologies or social media.
Manuscripts with robust theoretical frameworks such as models of healthy behavior change, a translational science focus, such as action research, or using innovative research methods are welcome.
If you research on these topics, you are invited to submit manuscripts for consideration for this Special Issue in IJERPH.
Dr. Marguerite C Sendall
Prof. Cameron Newton
Prof. Kristy Sanderson
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.
- public health
- population health
- health promotion
- risk factors
- chronic disease
- physical activity
- behaviour change
- health outcomes
- digital technologies
- smart technologies
- social media