Call for submissions of papers for a Public Health Reports special issue
Focused on applying social determinants of health to public health practice
This Call represents the third in a series of special issues published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention focused on public health and social determinants of health (SDH).
The first special issue is focused on:
Addressing Social Determinants of Health in the Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Tuberculosis
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The second special issue is focused on:
Data systems and their use in addressing social determinants of health (SDH)
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The third special issue will be published in May/June 2013.
Once published the supplement will be available online with free access to download articles.
Call for Papers
Supplement on Applying Social Determinants of Health to Public Health Practice
Public Health Reports (PHR) is inviting papers for a Supplement on Applying Social Determinants of Health (SDH) to Public Health Practice.
The guest editors for this Supplement are:
Drs. Hazel D. Dean, Deputy Director of the
Dr. Kim M. Williams, Behavioral Scientist in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, NCHHSTP, serves as Co-Chair of the NCHHSTP Health Equity Work Group.
Dr. Kevin A. Fenton. Director, NCHHSTP, CDC.
The editors seek manuscripts that advance scientific knowledge and illustrate how public health professionals can address SDH across a range of public health activities that promote health equity among populations most disproportionately impacted by infectious and/or chronic diseases.
Manuscripts may be analytic or descriptive in format and should report on SDH approaches in public health research, surveillance, communication, policy, program, capacity building, or partnership activities.
The goal for the Supplement is to highlight best practices in addressing SDH across a broad range of public health activities.
Manuscripts addressing the following broad range of topics are requested:
· Partnerships, particularly multisectoral, that address SDH and contribute to health equity;
· Design of policies, programs, and interventions to address SDH and contribute to health equity;
· Specific policies and interventions from health or other sectors designed to address SDH and contribute to health equity, with priority placed on those with demonstrated effectiveness;
· Implementation and scale-up of effective interventions that address SDH;
· Measurement, monitoring, and evaluation of the impact (anticipated and unanticipated) of policies, programs, and interventions on SDH and health equity, including development of innovative approaches;
· Capacity building at the program and/or organizational level to address SDH and contribute to health equity; and
· Best practices for communicating about disproportionately impacted populations, populations at high-risk for infectious and/or chronic diseases, health disparities, SDH, or health equity.
Manuscript requirements: Articles in PHR are typically 3,000 words in length. All manuscripts will be reviewed by the PHR Special Editorial Committee (SEC) for this Supplement. The SEC determines which manuscripts are sent for external peer review and which manuscripts will then be published in the Supplement.
Deadline for submission: May 1, 2012. The anticipated publication date for this PHR Supplement is May/June 2013.
Submission of manuscripts: Manuscripts for this Supplement should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include “Applying Social Determinants of Health (SDH) to Public Health Practice” in the subject line of the e-mail.
If you have any questions about this Supplement, please contact Dr. Hazel Dean (404-639-8000; HDean@cdc.gov).
For questions about PHR, please contact the Managing Editor, Julie Keefe (513-232-3190; JKeefe@cdc.gov).
PHR is a peer-reviewed journal of the U.S. Public Health Service and the U.S. Surgeon General. It is published in collaboration with the Association of Schools of Public Health. PHR is the oldest journal of public health in the
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