Health Equity, a new peer-reviewed open access journal, launching Fall 2016

From the announcement on EurekaAlert!:

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers announces the launch ofHealth Equity, a new peer-reviewed open access journal that will address the urgent need for authoritative information about health disparities and health equity among vulnerable populations. Content will range from translational research to prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of disease and illness toward the goal of optimal outcomes and ultimately health equity for all. Health Equity will launch an inaugural issue in fall 2016 and will be published open access to ensure broad and timely distribution of information without barriers to access.

As described by Healthy People 2020, vulnerable populations “have systematically experienced greater obstacles to health based on their racial or ethnic group; religion; socioeconomic status; gender; age; mental health; cognitive, sensory, or physical disability; sexual orientation or gender identity; geographic location; or other characteristics historically linked to discrimination or exclusion.” Health Equity will serve as a primary resource for organizations and individuals who serve these populations at the community, state, regional, tribal, and national levels.

Informed by population needs, the Journal will contribute to the empowerment of communities to identify and solve pervasive problems related to health and wellness, and will be a critical and timely source of information for physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers; policy makers; psychologists and social workers; educators; and researchers; among others.

Health Equity is being launched with a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to ensure that it is accessible as widely as possible and to provide a framework for achieving health equity for children, families, and communities by reducing and ultimately eliminating disparities in health and their social, economic, and environmental determinants.

Read the original announcement.