Special Issue "Community Health Interventions to Promote Health Equity, Physical Health and Reduce Toxic/Chronic Stress, Trauma"
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: 31 January 2022.
Interests: health promotion during trauma; trauma-informed practices; multimorbidity; health equity, implementation science
Interests: caregiving; trauma-informed practices; social relationships; life course; chronic disease risk
Interests: community participatory research practices; public health education; health promotion in vulnerable communities; trauma-informed practices, STI prevention and reproductive health
Collective trauma is increasingly present across the world. While everyone encounters stressful events, it is more common for these events to become traumatic experiences in socioeconomically disadvantaged and marginalized communities with long trauma histories. Community health interventions are critical for identifying effective strategies to improve health in vulnerable communities. Much of the existing equity-driven health research acknowledges that community participatory approaches are effective to identify community concerns that should be incorporated into research studies. Opportunities remain for effective community health interventions that not only use participatory approaches but explicitly address primary and secondary traumatic experiences concerning central research outcomes, and with attention to the impact of collective traumatic experiences on health over the course of life. These community health interventions address 1) multiple levels of health—especially concurrent physical health and mental health considerations, 2) attend to prevention addressing forms of secondary and tertiary prevention through traditional treatment practices, and 3) engagement in trauma-informed approaches in community and beyond traditional health settings. Papers addressing these topics as part of community health interventions are invited for this Special Issue, and, in particular, those that consider implementation science methods (including frameworks and strategies (see Proctor, 2011 and Powell, 2015 for examples) to distinguish intervention and implementation activities.
Dr. Vicki Johnson-Lawrence
Dr. Rodlescia Sneed
Dr. Shan Parker
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- Collective trauma
- Community health
- Community participatory approaches
- Health equity
- Stress management
- Community resiliency
- Implementation strategies