Special Issue "Social Equity as a Pathway to Health Equity"
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: 15 August 2021.
Interests: social justice; health equity; structural determinants; racial justice
Interests: wealth & health; health economics; racial justice; social justice
The current global context has further exposed deep social and health inequities and the structures, policies, and practices that create and maintain them. These inequities transcend a single system or discipline and influence the physical, social, economic, and political environments in which we live. In public health, our paradigm clearly identifies the role of structural and social determinants in the production of health outcomes; however, our methods and foci for interventions have not yet caught up to our etiological knowledge. As a discipline, we are only recently reckoning with our lack of action to address systemic racism as a public health issue and recognize that racism is only one -ism—one of many forms of structural marginalization that cause disproportionate suffering and death.
In order to advance social equity as a pathway to health equity, we must first move the science forward in identifying leverage points for change and intervening at the more macro-levels of social ecology. This will also require the evolution of our measures and metrics, as we shift our focus from changing individual-level behavior within an environment to transforming the factors that shape environments and reproduce inequity. This Special Issue invites theoretical manuscripts, original research papers, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses related to the advancement of health equity by addressing social inequity. We are particularly interested in manuscripts that explicitly focus on the physical, social, economic, or political environment.
Dr. Monica Wendel
Dr. Gaberiel Jones, Jr.
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- social equity
- health equity
- racial equity
- structural determinants
- root causes
- physical environment
- social environment
- economic environment
- political environment