Thursday, May 15, 2008

Call for Environmental Justice Papers

The American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) intends to publish a themeissue that will feature current research and contributions ofenvironmental justice and community-based participatory research projects to the fields of environmental and occupational health. Key topics to be addressed include exposure assessment, especially as it relates to cumulative risk; environment-related diseases; communitybased approaches to improving exposure and disease surveillance for populations that are hard to track; and evaluation of partnerships designed to promote health research, education, and prevention/intervention programs for low-income, immigrant, and minority populations who may be disproportionately exposed to environmental and occupational stressors.

Research articles and briefs that address these issues and provideinnovative insights into the influence of economic and social factors on the health status of individuals exposed to environmental toxicants andoccupational hazards and their impact on public health will be considered. Papers that address novel models, approaches or theories on, but not limited to, capacity building; health communication strategiesthat consider culture, language, and literacy; policy change; andcommunity-based partnerships will be considered for Field Action Reports. Analytic essays on new research and communication strategies toaddress emerging environmental or occupational health problems will beconsidered for the Framing Health Matters; Government, Politics, andLaw; and Health Policy and Ethics forums. All manuscripts will undergothe standard peer review process by the AJPH editors and peer refereesas defined by AJPH policy. Submit manuscripts by August 1, 2008.

This special, on-line issue on Environmental Justice and Occupational Justice will be published electronically rather than physically. It will still undergo the same peer review rigor as any professional publication.The purpose of the special issue is to demonstrate the advancement of EJ and OJ since the early 1990s, and how projects in these areas have contributed to the fields of environmental health and occupational health. Hopefully, this special issue can serve as a means to clearly show the state of EJ and OJ. The submission date is August 1, 2008.
Questions - contact--Liam O'Fallon, NIEHS Liam R. O'Fallon Program Analyst Division of Extramural Research and Training National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences National Institutes of Health U.S. Department of Health and Human Services P.O. Box 12233 (MD EC-21)Research Triangle Park, NC 27709(T) 919.541.7733 (F) 919.316.4606 (E) (W) /science-education/Overnight Deliveries:79 TW Alexander Drive Bldg 4401, Room 3457 Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

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