About this Special Issue
Public health and primary care have both long been considered to be corner stones of health systems. Although both aim to improve the health of populations, they differ in target group (population vs. individual), approach (promote and prevent vs. diagnose and treat) and methods (risk reduction vs. care). Whether considering the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic, the rise in non-communicable diseases, poor mental health, or the impact of environmental changes (e.g., climate change) or demographic shifts (e.g., migration and aging), there is an urgent need for better coordination and harmonization of public health and primary care in all of these areas. In fact, could these two types of health services contravene basic mathematics and be combined into one?
With this call for papers, we invite articles presenting both positive and negative examples of the collaboration and integration between public health and primary care. Topics of interest include:
• Analyses of institutional settings enhancing public health and primary care collaboration (e.g. through particular primary care models)
• Case studies on collaboration between public health and primary care with regard to specific diseases or disease groups (including COVID-19)
• The role of experts and scientific expertise to enhance collaboration
• The use of resource allocation mechanisms (for financial, material, personnel, and research resources) for improved collaboration
• Innovations in the training of health professionals that transcend the boundaries of public health and primary care
• The use of information technologies to improve collaboration and integration
The Call is open from 15 December 2021 until 1 August 2023. IJPH double-blind peer-review rules and author’s guidelines apply. Submissions must comply with IJPH rules for article type, length and format (please consult the information for authors and author guidelines).
IJPH publishes all articles open access. Article processing charges (APC) apply. The GLOBEQUITY program of IJPH offers a limited number of waivers for first authors from low and middle income countries!
Contact: IJPH Editorial Office, email@example.com