From the Editor : Family & Community Health


Greetings! I hope that you are properly and safe and sound and having great treatment in the midst of this world pandemic reaction. I stepped into the Editor-in-Chief role for the journal on January 1 of this yr. I am honored to have the chance to work with this team and to go on to create the vision Dr Bettina Beech released to aim the journal on advancing health equity. In light-weight of that, we have up to date the aim and scope of the journal to replicate in which we want to in good shape and add in the science.

Family & Local community Overall health is a quarterly journal that aims to progress the science of knowing and addressing health inequities among marginalized and susceptible populations. In spite of lots of current definitions of health inequity, what is widespread across them is that variances in danger, incidence, prevalence, treatment method, or results between described populations are systematic, preventable, and unjust.

Family & Local community Overall health publishes rigorous scholarly work from numerous disciplines employing quantitative, qualitative, mixed strategies, and programs science to elevate plan-appropriate research and apply that admit the roles of social networks, people, and communities in contextualizing health. The journal will contemplate theoretical, used, data-pushed, and translational research. The aim of this work demands to be on health inequities, their social and structural determinants, and procedures for intervening, all toward the greatest goal of advancing health equity.

As we seek to recruit and publish research at the major edge of the science in advancing health equity across numerous disciplines, I believe you will understand that in our content articles moving ahead. In addition, it is important that we establish a very clear voice for the journal in what we are contributing. In this challenge, you will notice a commentary from Dr. Chandra Ford, Founding Director of the Center for the Examine of Racism, Social Justice & Overall health at the Jonathan & Karin Fielding University of Community Overall health at the College of California at Los Angeles. In it, she describes how the pandemic has highlighted the have to have for application of Important Race Idea in the health sciences. Provided that we only publish quarterly and the present-day dialogue regarding health equity evolves so rapidly, just about every challenge of the journal heading ahead will involve a commentary from a major thinker in the industry.

This quarter’s challenge provides both breadth and depth, examining both contributing components and strategies to advancing equity across numerous marginalized populations. Concentrating on social and structural determinants is increasingly important, as the present-day pandemic exposes the lots of current faults inside our social infrastructure. We have issued a special simply call for papers focused on equity and ethics in the COVID-19 reaction, and it is my honest hope that we arise from this time with a cle-arer knowing of and commitment to constructing the infrastructure and programs required to offer all people the chance to prosper and consequently affirm the humanity and worth of all our neighbors. Be properly and just take great treatment of yourselves and just about every other.

—Monica L. Wendel, DrPH, MA

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