Submission deadline for abstracts: August 12, 2019
Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Health Services Research (HSR) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) are partnering to publish a 2020 Theme Issue on Drivers of Health, to be co-edited by me and David Nerenz, PhD.
The Theme Issue will include cutting-edge work that illuminates drivers of health and on health and social/health care system interventions that promote health. For this Theme Issue, we invite studies, evaluations, and policy analyses that use rigorous scientific research methods to illuminate the causal relationships between social and health care system factors that affect hard health outcomes, including mortality, as well as broader measures of quality of life and well-being.
We encourage work from a variety of disciplines, including health services research, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, sociology, social work, economics, political science, anthropology, history of science, and others. We also encourage work that cuts across disease categories or focuses on very prevalent, high-impact diseases. Though we will consider work focused on populations and programs outside the United States, we encourage authors to discuss lessons drawn from it for the United States and potential implications for United States health care or social policy.