Health Affairs Announces a Request For Abstracts Q&A: Racism And Health

WASHINGTON, DC -- HEALTHCARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICE™ -- APRIL 19, 2021: Health Affairs is planning an upcoming issue on Racism and Health, with an emphasis on structural racism. To be published in February 2022, it will feature original research, analyses, commentaries, and personal narrative. The deadline to submit abstracts, May 3, is fast approaching.

If you are thinking about submitting an abstract, join us next week for an informal, online Q&A session, "Tips for navigating our Request for Abstracts (RFA) process."

The Q&A will be hosted by Health Equity Director Vabren Watts and Senior Editor Jessica Bylander.

    Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
    Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
    Place: Online (meeting details will be emailed in advance)

Arturo Vargas Bustamante, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health, and recent theme issue adviser for Health Affairs, will share his thoughts on what makes a successful abstract and his advice for someone hoping to publish in Health Affairs.

Please note: We encourage papers that represent cross-disciplinary efforts that bridge health and nonhealth sectors. In addition, we are seeking contributions from junior faculty; authors with lived experience of racism, including nonacademic community members; and authors from Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic-Serving Institutions, tribal colleges and universities, and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander–Serving Institutions.

Health Affairs thanks the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Episcopal Health Foundation for their generous support of this issue.


Health Affairs is the leading peer-reviewed journal at the intersection of health, health care, and policy. Published monthly by Project HOPE, the journal is available in print and online. Late-breaking content is also found through, Health Affairs Sunday Update.

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