We are inviting colleagues around the world to submit original research, analyses, and descriptions of ongoing and emerging threats to population health. Many countries and their health policies disfavor or threaten people exploited for a long list of reasons, including race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and religion, migrants and refugees fleeing war, economic instability, climate change effects, and environmental degradation. We aim to stimulate actions and discussions from those working in public health research, policy, and practice to share new ideas and suggest strategies for how to better recognize emerging threats to health, validate and verify health-related information, store and reexamine historic health records, develop, and implement data-driven action plans to protect health.
Misinformation and Health (multi-journal collection)
The spread of false or misleading health information, now a major public health concern, has become more pronounced in the last two decades with the help of the social media ecosystem and has been highlighted most recently by the COVID-19 pandemic. This collection calls for papers which help to understand misinformation trends, mechanisms of misinformation spread, the consequences of misinformation and more. More information about this collection can be found here.
Reducing Poverty and its Consequences (multi-journal collection)
As one of the most enduring and complex social problems in the world, poverty, and its eradication, must be addressed through a variety of research and practice domains including social, behavioral, and public health perspectives. This Collection aims to synthesize and integrate these perspectives in order to provide a holistic overview of systemic structures buttressing poverty, along with poverty-reduction methods, interventions, and the harmful consequences of poverty, as well as highlight future research directions and gaps in our knowledge.
We are committed to supporting the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic and share observations, findings, and recommendations from public health policy researchers and practitioners.
A deadly epidemic of obesity is spreading across the world, from the most affluent societies to places where it coexists with serious hunger and food shortages. In 2004, the Journal of Public Health Policy published a special section on Legal Approaches to the Obesity Epidemic. Relying
on the work of our Editorial Board member Marion Nestle and the Public Health Advocacy Institute, this collection of papers shifted the responsibility (and blame) from individuals who eat too much and exercise too little, to an increasingly powerful and concentrated food industry that, in quest of profits, markets its inexpensive, tasty, and convenient products in greater and greater quantities – often more than the population can consume and remain healthy. Many articles in subsequent issues picked up on this theme, thus the Journal of Public Health Policy has published extensively on public health aspects of overweight and obesity globally. The articles in the Food & Obesity Collection consider how societal and institutional change can reduce and prevent the serious health consequences of overweight. Anthony Robbins, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, USA Phyllis Freeman, Professor Emerita, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA