OTO Journal Publishes Special Focus Issue in June: Health Equity and Diversity
The June 2022 issue of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery published as a special-focus issue on the topics of health equity and diversity.
Under the direction of John H. Krouse, MD, PhD, MBA, Editor in Chief of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and OTO Open, the June 2022 issue of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery published as a special-focus issue on the topics of health equity and diversity.
“Health equity and diversity are critical topics for the specialty of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery,” said Dr. Krouse. “In its Strategic Plan, the AAO-HNS/F has emphasized the advancement of health equity and diversity and has spearheaded programs in important areas such as education, workforce development, and access to healthcare for its members and patients. The journal is proud to have sponsored this focused issue and to join with the Academy in these vital initiatives.”
The issue includes an invited editorial, “Challenges in Achieving Health Equity and Diversity in Otolaryngology,” from the issue’s guest editor, Helene J. Krouse, PhD, RN, FAAN. There are also two invited commentaries: “Not in my Backyard: Centering Health Equity in the Quadruple Aim,” from J. Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, and “Moving Beyond Detection: Charting a Path to Eliminate Healthcare Disparities in Otolaryngology,” by Sarah N. Bowe, MD, and colleagues.
This issue includes original research on the topics of social determinants, health economics, and research. There are state-of-the-art reviews on ethics and research as well as systematic reviews/meta-analyses on workforce issues and research. The issue also includes two short scientific communication articles addressing education, and more.
The call for papers for the special-focus issue ran through much of 2021 and closed in December. To access this and all OTO Journal articles, go to www.entnet.org and log in using your member ID and password. Once you are logged in, click on “OTO Journal” in the top left of the navigation bar, which will automatically log you in to access and download OTO Journal articles.