Call-for-Papers on Systems-level Public Health Interventions

Family & Community Health is seeking research and compelling commentaries focused on implementing and evaluating systems-level public health interventions. Submitted manuscripts will be peer--reviewed and considered for publication in a themed supplemental issue dedicated to understanding the use of systems science to plan public health interventions and to evaluate complex, multifaceted systems-level health interventions. This themed issue will explore systems-level measurement approaches including systems dynamics, agent-based modeling, and network analysis. Both conceptual and methodological manuscripts are welcome. This themed supplemental issue is sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and is intended to initiate a dialogue and set an agenda for subsequent research in this area.

The Journal will consider original research, short research reports and commentaries. Potential topics include:

  • Evaluations of ecological (individual, family, organizational, community, or policy) prevention interventions designed to reduce health risk and increase protective factors.
  • Comprehensive assessment on social determents of health and impact on health inequities.
  • Systems-level interventions and results related to health equity research.
  • Novel systems-based approaches to measurement.
  • Special interest in innovative systems analysis as related to social and structural determents of health and health equity

Deadline for manuscript submission: October 31st, 2022.

Please read over our Instructions for Authors before submitting your manuscript.

Submit your manuscript to the Journal's online peer review system: https://www.editorialmanager.com/fch/Default.aspx.

FCH Cover.pngAbout the Journal
Family & Community Health is a quarterly journal which aims to advance the science of understanding and addressing health inequities. The Journal publishes rigorous scholarly work from multiple disciplines using qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, and systems science to elevate policy-relevant research and practice that acknowledges the roles of social network, families, and communities in contextualizing health. Visit our About the Journal page to learn more.