Special Issue "Analysis Approaches for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 July 2024 | Viewed by 3933
Interests: evaluation of implemented interventional program for quality improvement of healthcare delivery; patient’s healthcare utilization using health economics; panel data analysis, and time series analysis
Interests: studying exposure to environmental stressors throughout the lifetime, and their related health effects and health services utilization, using large databases and statistics
The importance of health promotion through appropriate and innovative modeling is being increasingly recognized. Health promotion, as defined by World Health Organization, “enables people to increase control over their own health. It covers a wide range of social and environmental interventions that are designed to benefit and protect individual people’s health and quality of life by addressing and preventing the root causes of ill health, not just focusing on treatment and cure.” These interventions can include health policies, such as the Affordable Care Act, with the key goal being to expand Medicaid coverage for low-income Americans; the implementation of a cancer screening program, such as the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP), established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more than 25 years ago to connect low-income, uninsured, and underserved populations to preventive screening services; or behavioral change, such as smoking cessation programs to encourage tobacco users to quit smoking.
Research regarding the choice and application of appropriate and innovative analysis approaches in health promotion remains limited. These analysis approaches are characterized by interdisciplinary methods used in the fields of environment, geography, epidemiology, statistics, public health, health economics, etc. These methods are often used in other fields, yet are under-recognized or under-used in health promotion research. Such methods include difference-in-differences (DID) modeling, variable selection analysis using machine learning techniques, time series analysis, geo-spatial analysis, and microsimulation.
This Special Issue of IJERPH invites papers with a focus on the development and/or application of interdisciplinary analysis approaches in health promotion research. We accept original research, methodological papers, position papers, brief reports, and commentaries.
Dr. Lihua Li
Dr. Bian Liu
Dr. Liangyuan Hu
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- disease prevention
- health promotion
- health intervention
- analysis approach
- statistical modeling
- impact analysis