Call for Papers: Practical solutions to address men’s health disparities

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Abstract proposals due June 30, 2012
Full manuscripts due October 31, 2012

To highlight next steps in health research and practice for men of color, the International Journal of Men’s Health will be publishing a special issue on “Practical solutions to address men’s health disparities” in 2013. Men’s health disparities research considers how the individual- or population-level health behaviors and health outcomes of men are determined by cultural, environmental, and economic factors associated with race, ethnicity and other socially defined identities and group memberships. Guest Editors for this special issue are Dr. Daphne C. Watkins (University of Michigan School of Social Work) and Dr. Derek M. Griffith (University of Michigan School of Public Health) and they welcome a range of papers that relate to physical and mental health disparities and issues that impact health behaviors and health outcomes of men of color.

Papers that include qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods are welcomed; and papers that discuss the design, implementation, and evaluation of behavioral and policy interventions are encouraged. An important aspect of every manuscript selected for inclusion in the special issue will be the focus on practical solutions and/or applications of research findings for improving the health of men of color or reducing men’s health disparities. Commentaries and literature reviews will also be considered.

If you are interested in submitting a paper for this IJMH special issue, please submit an abstract for the proposed paper no later than June 30, 2012 to daphnew[at] with “Abstract for IJMH Special Issue” in the subject line of your email. [Invitations for full-article submissions will be sent by August 1, 2012 with full manuscripts due October 31, 2012]. The abstract should be no more than 250 words and a title page (that include the title of the paper and each author’s name, institutional affiliation, and complete contact information) should precede it.

If you have questions about the special issue please contact Dr. Watkins at daphnew[at] or Dr. Griffith at derekmg[at]

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