CFS: Health Communication, Disparities

Call for Manuscripts for a Special Issue of the Howard Journal of Communications: Health Communication and Health Disparities

Deadline: August 15, 2011

The Howard Journal of Communications invites manuscripts for a special issue addressing health communication and health disparities. Access to good health care is an important civil right related to a person’s life expectancy and a person’s quality of life. Previous research has demonstrated that there are many contributors to health inequalities, with poor access to good health information chief among them. We invite manuscripts that address issues of health communication with vulnerable populations. Manuscripts should aim to advance our theoretical or conceptual understanding of these issues. Articles may consider addressing advances in health communication campaign research, message design, our understanding of sociocultural variables and their relationship to processing communication, patient-provider communication, health journalism, health literacy, or ethnic media’s role in disseminating health information. Submissions from a broad range of methodological approaches are encouraged, including, but not limited to, ethnographies, cultural studies, critical approaches, histories, and quantitative approaches. The Guest Editor of the special issue will be Dr. María E. Len-Ríos, University of Missouri. The special issue will include five peer-reviewed manuscripts. Manuscripts should conform to APA style.

Manuscripts should be sent via e-mail to Dr. Carolyn Stroman, The Howard Journal of Communications Editor, at , by August 15, 2011. It is preferred that manuscripts be provided as both Microsoft Word (.doc, not .docx) and PDF documents. Journal publication is projected for late 2011. Further information on the journal:


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