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New free to view Editorial and CALL for papers: Human survival in a new era
In a timely new Editorial from the JPHP Editors, they warn that “Although no other threat is as immediate as nuclear weapons, population health and survival are at risk from many causes. Many countries and their policies disfavor or threaten people in poverty, females, and others exploited for a long list of reasons, including race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and religion. People become migrants and refugees fleeing war or economic instability, as well as environmental degradation”.
Against this backdrop, the Editors now invite colleagues to submit original research, analyses, and descriptions of threats to population health.
Read the full Editorial and CALL, for free, here
Read our two online-only, sponsored special issues
The Use and Impact of Digital Technology on Population Health and Health Equity Gains
We are excited to announce an important sponsored special issue for the Journal of Public Health Policy
. Guest Edited by James Chauvin and Laetitia Rispel, the issue is entitled The Use and Impact of Digital Technology on Population Health and Health Equity Gains
This carefully curated group of articles explore the use and impact of digital technology on human health and health equity within different contexts. It is among the first attempts to examine the issue from a public/population health and health equity perspective. The contributions from leading authors in the field are intended to provide a snapshot of how DT is used in a variety of public health settings within differing contexts.
To see the full issue, please click hereViolence, Health, and the 2030 Agenda: Merging Evidence and Implementation
The Editors and Palgrave Macmillan are pleased to announce a new Sponsored Special Issue for the Journal of Public Health Policy
, entitled Violence, Health, and the 2030 Agenda: Merging Evidence and Implementation
Guest Edited by Bandy X. Lee, Peter D. Donnelly, and Larry Cohen, the issue comprises carefully selected articles discussing the importance of a dialogue between scholars and practitioners in jointly imagining and designing the next generation of violence prevention strategies.
View the issue here
Recent Highlights: The challenge of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in India
Two recent JPHP articles highlight the multiple and complex challenges of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), articulated by three important voices from the field. The Review Article 'Management and control of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB): Addressing policy needs for India
', by Sachin Atre and Megan Murray, carefully reviews studies on the prevalence of MDR-TB published between 2001 and 2016 and offers suggestions for policymakers and program planners to improve the management and control of the disease in India.
In an accompanying Commentary, Barry Bloom reflects on Atre and Murray's paper in his article 'Rethinking how to address the world’s largest infectious killer in the world’s largest country
'. Recognising TB as 'more than an infectious disease; it is a major challenge to health systems', Bloom acknowledges the important contribution Atre and Murray have made, as their paper 'reveals that many of the problems in controlling TB are less a consequence of the virulence of the pathogen than of the complexity and weaknesses of India's health system'. Bloom echoes the policy suggestions outlined by Atre and Murray, framing them as 'only too reasonable'.
Together, the two articles are an important call for action in the quest to tackle MDR-TB in India more effectively.
Read Atre and Murray's Review Article here
Read Barry Blooms' Commentary here
The Zika Virus: Free-to-read Viewpoint
Adolfo Martinez Palomo's Viewpoint about the Zika Virus is free-to-read here
, in light of the WHO's declaration that it is a public health emergency of international concern.
Other articles on the Zika Virus are now freely available across the Springer Nature portfolio here
Call for Papers - Tobacco Control
The Journal of Public Health Policy
is pleased to present this Call for Papers
on Tobacco Control and Anti-Tobacco Research. Please access the Call for further instructions and details for submission.
Journal of Public Health Policy is now utilising our industry leading Online First service. This service enables us to publish online the final version of a paper, fully citeable and exactly as it will be published in the printed edition. In some instances papers are published as Online First a significant number of months before appearing in print.