Journal of Social Health

The Journal of Social Health is an independent open access (OA) journal founded in 2017 by the researchers of the Social Health Studies Research Interest group of the University of Santo Tomas Research Center for Social Sciences and Education. The journal has the primary goal of addressing the gap in publication avenues for the specialized researches conducted in the field of social health. It biannually publishes interdisciplinary and peer-reviewed articles, commentaries, visual arts, documentaries, posters and book reviews on social health with specific focus on:

Environmental Health
Indigenous Health
Methods in Social Health Research
Health-Seeking Behavior
Intergenerational Health
Health Economics
Health Education
Health policy and practices
Interventional health awareness tool
Food and Nutrition
Mental Health

The Journal of Social Health accepts contributions from public health professionals, health social scientists, and other professionals whose works display the strong interaction between society and health. With the vision of being a channel for social health justice in the country through community based researches, international collaborations and the promotion of inclusive programs, the Journal of Social Health ensures the publication of ethical, locally-relevant, methodology-inclusive, and policy-oriented works.

The logo presents baybayin text which translates to the Filipino word Kalusugan (health) which is the key research agenda of this journal. The usage of baybayin is a reference to the community-based approach that the researches in the journal feature. Although inspired by Philippine-based researches on health, this journal welcomes submissions from academics whose works are based in other countries.

Editorial Board

Editor in Chief
Les Paul M. Valdez, University of Santo Tomas

Associate Editors
Arlen A. Ancheta, Philippine Society for the Study of Nature
Clarence M. Batan, University of Santo Tomas
Ronald A. Cabauatan, University of Santo Tomas
Ma. Minerva P. Calimag, University of Santo Tomas
Leonardo M. Estacio, University of the Philippines
Marica Estrada, University of Santo Tomas
Maria Rosario Virginia C. Garcia, University of Santo Tomas
Moises Norman Z. Garcia, University of Santo Tomas
Rowena V. Gaspay-Fernandez, Palawan State University
Jude Guiang, University of Santo Tomas
Jay P. Jazul, University of Santo Tomas
Rudolf Cymorr Kirby P. Martinez, San Beda University
Florence C. Navidad, University of Santo Tomas

JN Junille Paat, University of Santo Tomas
Carol Geraldine C. Pablo, University of Santo Tomas
Karen Sagun-Ongtangco,University of Santo Tomas

Collaborative Editors
Artha Kira Isabel P. Del Rosario, ESSE Counseling and Consulting
Florene Mae D. Lakip, Enderun Colleges, Inc.

Style and Layout Editor
Leonid C. Lintag, University of Santo Tomas

Editorial Assistant
Ninna Sandra F. Fernandez
Kay Anne S. Dela Cruz
Erin Ceejay A. Sandoval
Denise C. Tumaneng
Cathleen Justine D. Ruiz

International Advisory Board
Jeffry P. Acaba, APCASO
Maria Carinnes P. Alejandria, Universiti Brunei Darussalam

Anthony M. Alindogan, Latrobe Community Health Service
Jose Santos P. Ardivilla, Texas Tech University
Paul Michael Leonardo Atienza, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Pamela G. Cajilig, RMIT University
Fernanda Claudio, McGill University
Erwin Faller, Management and Science University (MSU)
Mitsue Arakawa, Tottori College of Nursing
Penkarn Kanjanarat, Chiang Mai University
Subharati Ghosh, Keystone Human Services International/ Tata Trusts
Edward Pajarillo, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Ngoc Pham, The University of Sydney
Sohil Pothiawala, Singapore General Hospital
Vicente Reyes, University of Queensland
Reginald Salonga, Nagoya City University
Stephanie D. Santos, RICE University
Amina Evangelista Swanepoel, Roots of Health
Helena Varkkey, University of Malaya

The publication of the Journal of Social Health is supported by the University of Santo Tomas through the Research Center for Social Sciences and Education.