Health Affairs Issues Request for Proposals for Input on a Theme Issue on Racism and Health, with an Emphasis on Structural Racism

  • Respond to Request for Proposals, due October 1, 2021
  • Issue to be Published in February 2022
  • Wii include traditional content types such as research papers and commentaries
  • And also include other novel elements such as art, poetry, and multimedia components.
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Debbie Boylan
Phone: 301-347-3910

WASHINGTON, DC USA -- HEALTHCARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICE™ -- SEPTEMBER 21, 2021: Health Affairs is planning a theme issue on racism and health, with an emphasis on structural racism, to be published in February 2022. We plan to publish approximately 20 peer-reviewed articles--including original research, analyses, commentaries, and Narrative Matters--from a diverse group of researchers, scholars, community health leaders, analysts, and health care stakeholders, among others.

We plan not only to inform discussion of the topic with the latest scholarship, but also to consider forward-looking pieces to help shape the future research and policy agenda.

In addition to publishing traditional content types such as research papers and commentaries, we are thinking creatively about the theme issue, how we put it together, what we include, and how we promote it. We aim to be inclusive, including the voices of individuals with lived experience as authors and peer reviewers.

We envision that the theme issue would include other novel elements such as art, poetry, and multimedia components. As part of our commitment, we will launch a video component alongside the research to set the foundation of the issue, introduce an interactive element to the research, and reach new audiences who do not currently read Health Affairs.

We encourage interested applicants to respond to our Request for Proposals, due October 1, 2021.

Health Affairs is grateful to Arturo Vargas Bustamante of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, who served as theme issue adviser. We thank the California Health Care Foundation, The California Endowment, and Con Alma Health Foundation for their financial support of this issue.


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