You are here: Home / Communications / News / Call for Story Ideas: Addressing Our Hardest Health Challenges at their Core

Call for Story Ideas: Addressing Our Hardest Health Challenges at their Core

Northwest Public Health magazine is seeking story ideas from the community. The 2016 issue will focus on the interplay between our most difficult health issues and the social determinants of health.

Northwest Public Health magazine is seeking story ideas from the community. The 2016 issue will focus on the interplay between some of our most difficult health issues and the social determinants of health.

November 17, 2015

We’ve long known that social, physical, and economic environments play an integral role in our individual and community health. In fact, they are where health begins. The Northwest Public Health magazine is seeking story ideas for the 2016 issue that illustrate this point.

The upcoming issue will examine how and why certain underlying conditions, environments, and institutions—sometimes known as social determinants—impact health. Articles will examine how some of our most challenging health issues are linked to these factors, and will explore the ways in which researchers, public health organizations, and communities are tackling them. Special emphasis will be placed on innovative projects or programs that address health disparities and promote health equity.

Example topic areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Climate Change
  • Food Security and Access
  • Environmental Justice
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Gun Violence
  • Mental Health and Suicide
  • Mass Incarceration
  • War
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Drug Abuse
  • Sexual Violence

Do you have a story idea for our next issue? E-mail nph@uw.edu with the following:

  • Story Idea: Describe the project and who is doing the work; identify the health challenge(s) being addressed; and explain the link to social determinants of health.
  • Contact Information: Provide your name and contact information.

If your story idea is selected, one of our writers will contact you to develop the idea into an article for publication. We welcome story ideas on the topics mentioned above or any other areas related to public health. For additional questions, contact Laura Haas.

Northwest Public Health is published by the University of Washington School of Public Health and produced by NWCPHP. The mission of the magazine is to provide a forum for practitioners, collaborators, and all who share an interest in public health to exchange ideas, describe innovations, and discuss current issues.

STORY TO SHARE?

We love public health stories! We feature them in our postcard series, Spotlight on the Field, and news items. Please contact us to share your story!