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Aims & Scope

Health Equity is the leading peer-reviewed open access journal that meets the urgent need for authoritative information about health disparities and health equity among vulnerable populations with the goal of providing optimal outcomes and ultimately health equity for all. With coverage ranging from translational research to prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of disease and illness, the Journal serves as a primary resource for organizations and individuals who serve these populations at the community, state, regional, tribal, and national levels.

Health Equity is supported by generous grants from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson 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.

All articles in the Journal are rapidly reviewed and published online within 4 weeks of acceptance, and publish under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY) license to ensure broad dissemination and participation.

Health Equity is under the editorial leadership of Ana E. Núñez, MD, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Professor of Medicine, Drexel University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.

Audience: Physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers; policy makers at the community, state, regional, tribal, and national levels; psychologists and social workers; educators; and researchers; among others.


Benefits of publishing in Health Equity:

  • High visibility, immediate and unrestricted online access to published articles
  • Rigorous and rapid peer review
  • Easy compliance with open access mandates
  • Authors retain copyright
  • Highly indexed – citation tracking and inclusion in bibliographic databases
  • Targeted email marketing


Health Equity is published in collaboration with the Institute for Professional Education.

Indexed/Abstracted in:

PubMed Central;

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ);

The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations set forth in any Journal article are solely those of the authors of those articles and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of the Journal, its Publisher, its editorial staff or any affiliated Societies and should not be attributed to any of them.