Are you passionate about promoting health equity and decreasing health disparities in the United States? Have you completed research recently on either of these two topics?
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The American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) is collaborating with CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) on a theme issue, “Monitoring Disparities in Prevention and Treatment of HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and TB.” We are currently soliciting papers for this special issue, which focuses on applying methods, metrics, and indicators for measuring disparities in health outcomes and risk behaviors for preventing and treating HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, viral hepatitis, and tuberculosis, or promoting adolescent and school health.
All papers must be related to these topics in the United States and describe one or more of the following:
- Health disparity or equity trends that include data from 2015 or later;
- Methods for measuring the quantity of disparity (differences) in health outcomes or risk behaviors among segments of the U.S. population; or
- Metrics or methods for monitoring and interpreting temporal trends in health disparities.
- Original research
- Brief reports
- Systematic reviews
- Analytic or historical essays
- Public health practice reports
Please visit AJPH for the instructions for authors for preparing papers. Papers must be submitted through AJPH’s online system no later than January 31, 2018, and all papers will undergo AJPH’s standard peer-review process. Be sure to include in your cover letter that your submission is intended for the special issue on “Monitoring Disparities in Prevention and Treatment of HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and TB.” The anticipated publication date for the supplement is November 2018. Additional information is available at Call for Papers: Monitoring Disparities in Prevention and Treatment of HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDs and TB, and questions about this supplement may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.