Special Issue "Health Literacy and Health Equity in Children"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 November 2022) | Viewed by 15615
Interests: systematic reviews; meta-analysis; health education and promotion; health literacy; health education; health; public health; evidence based medicine
2. Department of General Practice, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne 3052, Australia
Interests: health inequality; health disparities; health promotion; health; public health; dental caries; health systems; qualitative research; thematic analysis
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Interests: systems change; health system literacy; care coordination; multidisciplinary primary health care teamwork; primary care organisations; health care facility workspace design and health workforce reforms
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed substantial inequities in health care and the underestimation and importance of health literacy, which is a critical driver of achieving an equitable world. Addressing inequities in child health is a significant public health challenge around the world. Over the last decade, there has been much progress in this field to reduce these unjust and preventable inequalities within and between different population groups.
This Special Issue (SI) aims to publish high-quality and interdisciplinary research that explores a better understanding of the relationship between health literacy and health equity within a range of settings. We welcome manuscripts specifically focusing on inequities in health literacy (both individual health literacy and health literacy systems and environments, such as schools) and health outcomes among different groups of children and adolescents. This includes, but is not limited to, socioeconomic status, gender, age, race and ethnicity, language, religion and disability. By highlighting these issues, this SI will shine a light on innovations and opportunities that advance research, practice and policy. Reporting innovative research methods such as using a life course approach and focusing on knowledge translation are encouraged. Literature reviews, original empirical research and commentaries will be considered for publication.
Dr. Shuaijun Guo
Prof. Dr. Elisha Riggs
Prof. Dr. Lucio Naccarella
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Children is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- health literacy
- health equity
- underserved populations
- health and development
- life course
- knowledge translation
- health policy
- community-engaged research