Call for Abstracts/Proposals

Call for Manuscripts: Community Intervention in Health Disparities

Community Interventions in Health Disparities

Guest editors: WU-CDTR Members, Amy Eyler, PhD and Maura Kepper, PhD

Message from the Guest Editors

Health disparities are defined as “preventable differences in the burden of disease, injury, violence, or opportunities to achieve optimal health that are experienced by socially disadvantaged populations”. Disadvantaged populations can be expressed by a multitude of factors such as gender, education, race or ethnicity, disability, or sexual orientation. Community interventions include those that have a defined community as the setting for the intervention, those that are making change at a community-level and those using community as resource or agent for change. Despite the growth of the evidence base for effective community interventions, less is known about how these interventions impact health disparities across socially disadvantaged groups.

In this Special Issue, we are particularly interested in original or review articles exploring how interventions aimed at improving community health also improve (or have the potential to improve) a wide range of health disparities.

Papers should clearly describe their community-based approach and define the targets of change or the prioritized group(s). We strongly encourage proposals focusing on a variety of health outcomes such as chronic diseases (e.g., diabetes, heart disease, cancer, etc.), infectious diseases (e.g., HIV/AIDs, COVID-19, etc.,), and related risk factors. We also hope to receive proposals which include various social determinants of health and how they interact with health risks, outcomes, and health disparities. These may include poverty, inadequate healthcare access, poor educational opportunities, or environmental hazards.

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