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Invitation to prepare a book chapter on male health promotion strategies

A group of leading academics has called for contributions to an edited collection which aims to draw on global expertise to ‘identify, discuss and debate health promotion strategies that aim to improve the health and well-being of adolescent boys and young men of colour.’

The book is edited by Professor Daphne C. Watkins (University of Michigan), Professor Derek M. Griffith (Vanderbilt University/Georgetown University) and Professor James A. Smith (Menzies School of Health Research). It will be published by Springer in 2022.

Chapters can relate to research, policy or practice contexts but must be evidence-based in their approach, state the editors.

Potential contributors are invited to prepare a 200-word unstructured abstract to propose chapters for inclusion in this globally focused book, titled ‘Health Promotion with Adolescent Boys and Young Men of Colour: Global Strategies for Advancing Research, Policy, and Practice in Context.’

Abstracts can include multiple co-authors that reflect collaborative efforts, and is due by Friday 30 April, 2021.

All abstracts will be reviewed by the editors and authors of accepted abstracts will be notified within two weeks, with a further deadline to submit the whole book chapter by Friday, 30 July 2021.

To find out more, or to contact Profs Smith, Watkins or Griffiths, please download this document which contains contact information.


“Globally, men are afforded more privilege and power than women,” begin the professors in their Open Invitation to Prepare A Book Chapter.

“Yet, they have shorter life expectancies and high rates of premature mortality.

“Investment in evidence-based men’s health promotions strategies is critical to curb this trend. It is important to understand which men’s health promotion strategies is critical to curb this trend. It is important to understand which men’s health promotion strategies work best and why, and this is particularly true for adolescent boys and young men.

“Health risks are experienced differently among adolescent boys and young men of colour, and these males face multiple health and social inequities that are rooted in structural and institutional barriers.

“Strategic health promotion investment can change this narrative, and timely intervention can have long-term benefits.”

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