Special Issue "Role of Primary Health Care in Improving Population Health"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Tsuyoshi Hamano
Guest Editor
Department of Sports Sociology and Health Sciences, Faculty of Sociology, Kyoto Sangyo University, 603-8555 Kyoto, Japan
Interests: healthy longevity society; habits of exercise and sports; regional analysis using Geographic Information Systems; prediction and prevention of age-related diseases; regional revitalization; sports and health tourism

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the forthcoming Special Issue on “Role of Primary Health Care in Improving Population Health” in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Over the past few decades, there has been a growing interest in the contextual effect on individual health. This issue offers an opportunity to publish epidemiological studies related to the physical and social environments of neighborhoods in agricultural and rural areas. We welcome manuscripts presenting long-term and short-term cohort studies, as well as those discussing a wide range of health outcomes. We are also interested in innovative measures and methods of analysis. This Special Issue welcomes original empirical studies, systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

Prof. Dr. Tsuyoshi Hamano
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • socioeconomic status
  • social capital
  • deprivation
  • neighborhoods
  • GIS
  • public health
  • health geography

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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