Special Issue "Community Health Intervention to Reduce Chronic Disease"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018).
Interests: chronic disease prevention and management (e.g., obesity, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, asthma, etc.); pediatrics; school health; intervention research; program evaluation; community-based intervention
A Special Issue on community health interventions to reduce chronic disease, in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, is being organized. According to the World Health Organization (WHO, 2015), non-communicable disease, also known as chronic disease, accounts for 70% of all premature deaths, globally, each year. Most of these deaths are preventable and result from cardiovascular disease, cancer, respiratory disease, or diabetes. Furthermore, the World Health Organization highlights global economic disparities in deaths from chronic disease. It is widely recognized that these are complex conditions influenced by an interplay of personal, behavioural, social, economic, and environmental factors. It is also widely recognized that these influences can begin very early in life.
Researchers, policy makers, and health practitioners are interested in identifying effective prevention and management strategies to prevent the onset of chronic disease as well as reduce premature deaths from chronic disease. Identifying predisposing factors is necessary to developing effective interventions. Moreover, research on the efficacy and effectiveness of community based interventions that address multiple levels of influence is needed. This research focuses on policy, organizational systems, environment, behavior, and/or preventive medicine interventions.
Prof. Sarah F. Griffin
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- Community Health
- Chronic Disease
- Structural Interventions
- Cardiovascular disease
- Respiratory disease
- Adverse Childhood Events
- Physical Activity
- Childhood Behaviours
- Social Determinants