Special Issue "Addressing Disability Inequities: Environments, Society and Wellbeing"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2023) | Viewed by 28972
Interests: disability; long term conditions; health inequities; physical activity; green space; accessibility
Interests: disability; physical activity; men’s health; health messaging; accessibility
Over 15% of the world’s population live with disability (World Health Organization) . Thus, persons with disabilities are a significant minority group in every population, but especially in low-income countries. Persons with disabilities experience inequalities, many of which arise from socio-economic, health, and environmental inequities.
Persons with disabilities experience barriers to their inclusion in society. Arguably, disability arises from policy, community values, organizational ethos, and inter- and intra-personal factors excluding persons with disabilities from meaningful participation. This type of discrimination leads to health inequities. Health inequities arise from avoidable, unfair, and unjust structural inequalities present in multiple domains of the social determinants of health. These include socio-economic, cultural, and environmental domains. When these sorts of biases are systemically present across multiple domains, health inequities are created and maintained. Furthermore, the effect is multiplicative. That is, persons with disabilities who are also from another marginalized group in society (for example, women children or from an Indigenous population) experience the greatest health inequities.
This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) focuses on the evidence for disability inequalities. Special consideration will be given to evidence between barriers to participation and outcomes for persons with disabilities (or specific cohorts of persons with disabilities). Furthermore, this Special Issue will give preference to research demonstrating effective paradigm transformation in the following areas: legislation, social perceptions, environmental and resource policy, and clinical practice.
New research papers (quantitative and qualitative), reviews, brief reports, case reports, and novel approaches to ensuring accessibility of the environment and resources for persons with disabilities are welcome.
- World Health Organization. World report on disability. 2011; Available online: www.who.int/disabilities/world_report/2011/report.pdf.
- United Nations. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. 2007; Available online: https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities.html
Dr. Meredith Perry
Dr. Ally Calder
Dr. Tristram Ingham
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- human rights
- health beliefs
- health inequalities
- universal design
- green space
- blue space
- built environment