Social Determinants of Health and HP2030 Health Objectives

We are excited to invite submissions for papers that address the social determinants of health (SDH) and/or the health objectives of Healthy People 2030.

The World Health Organization defines the SDH as “non-medical factors that influence health conditions.” These can refer to a wide range of factors that systematically shape the conditions of daily life and influence the physical and social environment in which we live, learn, work, play, and age. We seek papers that discuss specific health behaviors in the context of the social determinants of health and describe insights to policy, practice, and/or implementation. We also invite papers that address the health objectives of the nation (United States) as outlined in Healthy People 2030. Authors should be specific about which objective(s) their work addresses and how the research accomplishes this task. Systematic reviews, commentaries, and empirical research using qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods are welcomed.

The mandatory publication fee ($525) will be waived for all papers accepted under this call; authors may select the Open Access option (20% discount) if they so choose. The Open Access option may be further discounted for authors from World Bank designated low and lower-middle income economies.

A brief abstract outlining the purpose of the paper should be emailed to the editors Dr. Annie Nguyen and Dr. Robert McDermott. After initial editorial review, authors may be invited to submit a full manuscript. Abstracts will be accepted on a rolling basis while the call remains open. All inquiries can be directed to the editors.