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International Journal for Equity in Health 15th Anniversary

New Content ItemEdited by Dr Ana Lorena Ruano, Dr Efrat Shadmi and Dr Leiyu Shi
International Journal for Equity in Health

We are delighted to announce that the International Journal for Equity in Health is celebrating its 15th anniversary with an article collection that covers innovative methodologies, theoretical perspectives and interventions that promote equity in health or its understanding, and manuscripts that look forward to the next 15 years in research in equity in health.

This collection of articles has not been sponsored and articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer review process. The Editors declare no competing interests.

View all collections published in International Journal for Equity in Health


  1. Commentary

    The right to health of non-nationals and displaced persons in the sustainable development goals era: challenges for equity in universal health care

    Under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), United Nations (UN) Member States reported progress on the targets toward their general citizenry. This focus repeatedly excluded marginalized ethnic and linguist...

    Claire E. Brolan, Lisa Forman, Stéphanie Dagron, Rachel Hammonds, Attiya Waris, Lyla Latif and Ana Lorena Ruano

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:14

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  2. Commentary

    Engaging with complexity to improve the health of indigenous people: a call for the use of systems thinking to tackle health inequity

    The 400 million indigenous people worldwide represent a wealth of linguistic and cultural diversity, as well as traditional knowledge and sustainable practices that are invaluable resources for human developme...

    Alison Hernández, Ana Lorena Ruano, Bruno Marchal, Miguel San Sebastián and Walter Flores

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:26

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  3. Editorial

    Looking forward to the next 15 years: innovation and new pathways for research in health equity

    Since our launch in 2002, the International Journal for Equity in Health (IJEqH) has furthered our collective understanding of equity in health and health services by providing a platform on which academics an...

    Ana Lorena Ruano, Efrat Shadmi, John Furler, Krishna Rao, Miguel San Sebastián, Manuela Villar Uribe and Leiyu Shi

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:35

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  4. Review

    Cooperate! A paradigm shift for health equity

    The role of competition and cooperation in relation to the goal of health equity is examined in this paper. The authors explain why the win-lose mentality associated with avoidable competition is ethically que...

    Wei-Ching Chang and Joy H. Fraser

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:12

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  5. Research

    Advancing system and policy changes for social and racial justice: comparing a Rural and Urban Community-Based Participatory Research Partnership in the U.S.

    The paper examines the role of community-based participatory research (CBPR) within the context of social justice literature and practice.

    Carlos Devia, Elizabeth A. Baker, Shannon Sanchez-Youngman, Ellen Barnidge, Maxine Golub, Freda Motton, Michael Muhammad, Charmaine Ruddock, Belinda Vicuña and Nina Wallerstein

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:17

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  6. Review

    Hot topics, urgent priorities, and ensuring success for racial/ethnic minority young investigators in academic pediatrics

    The number of racial/ethnic minority children will exceed the number of white children in the USA by 2018. Although 38% of Americans are minorities, only 12% of pediatricians, 5% of medical-school faculty, and...

    Glenn Flores, Fernando S. Mendoza, Elena Fuentes-Afflick, Jason A. Mendoza, Lee Pachter, Juan Espinoza, Cristina R. Fernandez, Danielle D. P. Arnold, Nicole M. Brown, Kymberly M. Gonzalez, Cynthia Lopez, Mikah C. Owen, Kenya M. Parks, Kimberly L. Reynolds and Christopher J. Russell

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2016 15:201

    Published on: 9 December 2016

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