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Call for Papers: Environmental and Occupational Justice

The American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) intends to publish a theme issue that will feature current research and contributions of environmental 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; community-based 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 provide innovative insights into the influence of economic and social factors on the health status of individuals exposed to environmental toxicants and occupational 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 strategies that consider culture, language, and literacy; policy change; and community-based partnerships will be considered for Field Action Reports. Analytic essays on new research and communication strategies to address emerging environmental or occupational health problems will be considered for the Framing Health Matters; Government, Politics, and Law; and Health Policy and Ethics forums. All manuscripts will undergo the standard peer review process by the AJPH editors and peer referees as defined by AJPH policy. Submit manuscripts to http://submit.ajph.org by August 1, 2008.

[Source: OWHN-L, http://www.owhn.on.ca]