Call for Book Chapters: Climate Change & Health Equity Justice

Examining the Intersection of the Climate Crisis With Our Most Vulnerable Populations

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Summary

Framed using the political determinants of health perspective, this manuscript will focus on the historical, contemporary, and future impacts of climate change applying an intersectional lens of health equity, advocacy, and solution-based actions for marginalized communities, domestically and globally.

Current works highlight the deleterious impacts due to the climate crisis in under-resourced black, indigenous, and people of color communities. However, this book will advance the conversation of climate change effects on disproportionately impacted groups such as racial and ethnically diverse groups, religious groups, rural, immigrant and migrant populations, gender and sexual minorities, select age groups (e.g. children and aging populations), people living with disabilities, people living with mental and behavioral health illnesses, and others, within the nexus of the social and political determinants of health, while providing actionable steps towards reversing current and avoiding further propagation of inequities.

For additional information contact:  Dr. Maisha Standifer at MStandifer@msm.edu

Submission Guidelines

Intent to submit chapter summary (maximum of 500 words)

Deadline: September 30, 2021

Requirements:
  • Indicate clearly how your proposed chapter bolsters the concept of advancing health equity solutions by addressing the impact of climate crisis on vulnerable communities either locally or globally, focusing on susceptible populations such as racial and ethnically diverse groups, religious groups, rural, immigrant and migrant populations, gender and sexual minorities, various age groups (e.g. children and aging populations), people living with disabilities, people living with mental and behavioral health illnesses, and others not listed

  • Provide your biographical information in 200 words or less at the end of your abstract including author name as you wish to be published, academic degrees, professional title, organization affiliation and location of your organization (city, state) or (city, Country) if international

  • Provide a professional headshot of author(s)

  • Co-authored chapters are encouraged

  • Complete submission form by September 30, 2021

Book sections are to be categorized in three sections:

1) historical perspectives of climate change and environmental  justice in marginalized communities

2) current considerations for climate change solutions

3) future impacts to climate change actions and mobilizing in communities of color


Chapters should address one of the following:

The Effects of Climate Change on Mental & Behavioral Health

 

The Economic Impact of Climate Change

 

Urban & Rural

Migrant
Farmworkers
Immigrants

Food Accessibility

Food Deserts
Retail density

Housing

From Redlining to Bluelining (Climate Gentrification)
Run-off effects

Water Resources

Gulf Coast
Declining/rising sea level
Water demand
Sanitation/Hygiene

Land Management & Use

Urban migration
Suburban migration

Air Quality

Regulations & Legislation
Chronic Diseases e.g. COPD, Asthma, Respiratory
No delineation between seasons any longer

Transportation

Car emissions
Highways/Freeway systems

Natural Disasters & Emergency Responses

Flooding
Evacuations
Preparedness
Multi-lingual
Recovery

Children’s Health

Chronic Disease e.g. Lead, Asthma ER rates, Flint water system
Cognitive functioning e.g. Spectrum impacts, Long-term effects

Maternal Health

Heat & Climate Exhaustion
Premature deaths
Vector-borne diseases

Mobilizing Communities

Training & Education
Advocacy
Political Action

For additional information contact:  Dr. Maisha Standifer at MStandifer@msm.edu