Special issue: Health Communication Interventions and Health Literacy

Carel Jansen (University of Groningen, Faculty of Arts, Netherlands), Andrea de Winter (University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands) and Burt Davis (Stellenbosch University, South Africa), will serve as guest editors of a special issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 

The special issue will focus on ‘Health Communication Interventions and Health Literacy’. It will report studies into the effects of theory-based health communication interventions in groups with a low level of health literacy, preferably compared with the effects of the same interventions in other groups. 

We also welcome, for instance, studies on the co-creation of new interventions or qualitative studies to understand perspectives of vulnerable groups to inform communication interventions.

We expect authors not only to discuss the significance of their findings for the practice of health communication, but also to pay close attention to the contribution of their research to the theoretical framework they have chosen as a starting point, and to the upliftment of the groups/communities they have studied.

Should you be working on a study, or perhaps already on an article in this field, we would appreciate it if you would consider to submit a manuscript for publication in this special issue. Deadline for manuscript submissions is 30 September 2021.

For more information on this special issue, see https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph/special_issues/literacy_communication

For more information on this open access journal, see https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph