Special Issue "Social Vulnerability and Health Care: Analysis and Intervention"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Public Health Statistics and Risk Assessment".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: epidemiology; dental materials; children; public dentistry
Interests: economy; statistics; public health
Interests: public health; statistics; epidemiology
The great socio-economic inequalities present in the world fragment the social fabric into groups of populations with extremely uneven life expectations. The lower-income groups and those with poor socio-cultural integration with the general population show a greater social vulnerability. By social vulnerability is meant a condition of uncertainty of life, with different degrees of economic and social hardship, which affects all age groups, reflecting on the health status of the individual. In other words, vulnerable individuals have a reduced probability of maintaining their general state of health and, when sick, a reduced possibility of accessing treatment due to a whole series of social and economic barriers. When physical disability is added to socio-economic barriers, the picture of “social inequity” becomes even greater. Vulnerability is primarily a social policy problem, and only after that can it be considered as a health problem. Therefore, the solution to the problem is twofold: socio-cultural and health.
The goal of this Special Issue is to classify vulnerabilities and identify appropriate socio-health intervention strategies that are not limited to the medical sciences. Works related to the epidemiology, prevention, and treatment of pathologies related to socio-health vulnerability are welcome.
Submissions could take various forms, including prospective studies; retrospective data analyses; meta-analytic, systematic, or narrative reviews; topical reviews; or commentaries.
Dr. Stefano Pagano
Prof. Dr. Elena Stanghellini
Dr. Michele Nardone
Dr. Guido Lombardo
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- social health
- public health