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Annals Call for Papers: Social and Behavioral Aspects of LGBT Health

New Annals of Behavioral Medicine Call for Papers: Third Special Section on Understanding and Minimizing Health Disparities: Focus on Social and Behavioral Aspects of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health

In 2011, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued the report, The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for a Better Understanding, which described the large disparities found in these populations, including disparities in physical health outcomes and inequities in healthcare access. The report noted the need for a firm foundation of research on LGBT health, and highlighted the need for studies in several areas related to behavioral medicine, including social influences on the lives of LGBT people (social structures such as families); inequities in healthcare (e.g., in access to care); interventions to decrease disparities (including intervention development research to identify underlying mechanisms leading to risk); and transgender-specific health needs.

Annals of Behavioral Medicine is committed to publishing excellent research on health disparities and has released two Special Sections to date on racial/ethnic health disparities. The focus of this third special section is on social and behavioral aspects of LGBT health disparities. The journal aims to attract a broad set of manuscripts on a variety of disease conditions, intervention modalities, and risk and protective factor(s).

To access the full Call for Papers and instructions for submitting a letter of intent (LOI), visit: http://www.sbm.org/publications/annals-of-behavioral-medicine/call-for-papers-social-and-behavioral-aspects-of-lgbt-health

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