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A Symposium on Rural Health and Health Policy
Policy and program solutions to rural health necessitate interdisciplinary and multi-pronged approach and proposals from a variety of fields and specializations are strongly encouraged. These may include those that focus on rural health, health disparities, public health, health care policy and administration, clinical health care practice, social work, and others. A 500-word proposal should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 15, 2019.
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Call for Papers: Symposium in honor of Dr. Felice D. Perlmutter
Dr. Felice D. Perlmutter was at the vanguard of that interdisciplinary conversation, and her contributions to our understanding of human services practice are both significant and impactful. The purpose of this symposium is to honor this outstanding work by publishing conceptual or empirical research that synthesizes, extends, or applies Dr. Perlmutter’s work. Please see the attached for full details.
2018 best paper
We are pleased to announce that Karen Pearson & George Shaler’s article "Community Paramedicine Pilot Programs: Lessons From Maine" has been recognized as JHHSA's Best Paper, 2018. Congratulations to Karen & George. We are pleased to make this available here - please see the attached file for their work.
Using Feminist Geography to Understand Feelings of Safety and Neighborhood Image
Author: STACI ZAVATTARO
Published in JHHSA, Vol. 42 No. 2
Healthy neighborhoods come about via a confluence of factors, including but not limited to walkability, public spaces, feelings of safety, sense of community, and neighborhood reputation. While this research set out to understand why people choose their neighborhoods, a deeper pattern emerged related to feelings of safety, especially for women, and neighborhood reputation. This paper uses feminist geography as a critical lens to understand how power relations often exacerbate negative perceptions of safety and, as such, negative perceptions of a neighborhood’s community health. Feminist geography as a lens has practical implications based on these findings for how urban planners and administrators design public spaces. Findings are based on a content analysis of interviews with 75 people throughout the U.S. Stories highlight how feelings of safety could affect neighborhood image and reputation.
Keywords: feminist geography; community health; qualitative methods; branding
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