Wednesday, April 26, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS for an Interdisciplinary Publication about Women's Health in Utah

The University of Utah’s Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, in collaboration with The Utah Department of Health and the Utah Women’s Health Coalition, is preparing an interdisciplinary publication devoted to Women's Health in Utah.

This will be an opportunity to highlight how far we have come in the last decade (when the women’s health update was last published), to shed light on gender differences and the areas where gender disparities continue to exist, and to bring to light new health concerns that need to be addressed.
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We invite original research papers, policy analysis, and data snapshots that address Women's Health Issues in Utah through a sex and gender lens

Contributors are encouraged to consider the intersection of physical and reproductive health, social health, emotional health, occupational and financial health, environmental health, intellectual health and spiritual health (our 7 Domains of Health).

1.) Overall State Health  2.) Healthcare Coverage & Access 3.) Occupational & Economic Health 4.) Environmental Health 5.) Sexual & Reproductive Health 6.) Maternal & Perinatal Health 7.) Infant & Child Health 8.) Adolescent Health 9.) Screening & Disease 10.)Substance Use & Abuse 11.)Health Disparities in Special Populations

Steps for Submission:
Go to Registration
Register self as new user- Register
Author-Start a New Submission
Select the section you feel is most relevant to your topic (this can be changed later)
Complete Submission Checklist
Complete copyright agreement
Upload word document with images and tables embedded
Complete authorship information and metadata
Abstracts are not required for the data snapshot submissions
Follow author instruction regarding the abstract style for original research
References can be submitted as part of the main file
Supplemental information can be uploaded separately in step 4. * you may want to use this option if file size is greater than 10megabytes
Finish Submission

This is a great opportunity for students, faculty, clinicians, researchers, public health professionals, and women’s health advocates to contribute to the conversation on Women’s Health in our state. Please join us in our effort to update knowledge surrounding Women’s health issues in our community and to create a tool that can be used to improve health in Utah for years to come.
Deadline for submission is June 1 and will assign reviewers at that time. We are anticipating publication in the Fall 2017.

Jessica Nichols Sanders, PhD, MSPH  |  Editor
Family Planning Research Director
General Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology
The University of Utah  |  School of Medicine

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