NovoNordisk Education Foundation (NNEF), an international not-for-profit organization, headquartered in Bangalore, India, is committed to improving diabetes awareness in the community. Apart from awareness, NNEF also believes in action. With this mandate in mind, NNEF is working to change and improve the social and psychological environment of people with diabetes, through research, training and community programmes. As part of this endeavour, NNEF publishes a bi-annual journal entitled “Journal of Social Health and Diabetes (JOSH-Diabetes)”. A word common to many Indian languages, the acronym JOSH stands for ‘enthusiasm’
Published from NNEF, Bangalore JOSH-Diabetes is an applied, internationally oriented Diabetes sociology journal designed to help policy makers, academicians, social activists and researchers stay abreast on the Social and Psychological issues pertaining to Diabetes management at the community. JOSH-Diabetes facilitates the exchange of ideas, best practices for managing diabetes at the grass root level, and innovative research in the field of social aspects of diabetes management. The journal is of interest to those with research and management interests in the field of Social Science and Diabetes (SSD) and Health Systems Research. Research articles and critical reviews in the journal would provide significant coverage of knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) of diabetes, Psycho-social and demographic aspects of diabetes, applied research studies, critical reviews on major issues, and government policies influencing all facets of managing diabetes. JOSH-Diabetes also aims to provide a platform to make SSD as a multidisciplinary research area to bring desired results in the health sector in particular and overall society in general.
Original research articles, review articles, Methodological issues on Psycho-social research on Diabetes, Brief Communications/short reports, and letters to editor are considered for publication in the Journal.
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