Editorial on S.I. "Advances in Measuring Health and Wellbeing" in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Articles uri icon

publication date

  • April 2022

start page

  • 5103

volume

  • 19 (9)

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1660-4601

abstract

  • Measuring the health and wellbeing of the population is the first step in visualizing the real needs of the population in order to promote healthy habits, as well as effective health and social policy responses. Several goals of United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are related to reducing the risks of being unhealthy and socially vulnerable. Recently, we have experienced that, under the shock of a pandemic, these goals are scarcely fulfilled, even in developed countries. This Special Issue contains 11 contributions from diverse research lines, representing different geographies, such as America, Asia or Europe. Some of them are related to elderly or disabled populations ([1,2,3,4]), while others present new financial or actuarial proposals ([5,6,7]) or focus on specific diseases, specific factors of mortality or on general wellbeing ([8,9,10,11]). All of them apply state-of-the-art tools or develop new methods to visualize and analyse data coming from multiple sources to produce reliable measurements on peoples' health and wellbeing.