| About the Society|
Qazvin University of Medical Sciences (QUMS) is in Qazvin Province of Iran. The foundation stone of Qazvin School of Medicine was laid as School of Medicine through people's participation as well as elected board of trustees in 1984. This School took its first educational step by admitting students in Medicine through University Entrance Examination in 1984 and was promoted to Qazvin University of Medical Sciences and Health Services based on decisions taken in 1991.
The university offers degrees in 5 schools including residencies and fellowships and administers all major hospitals and clinics throughout the city and province of Qazvin. QUMS began with 75 medical students in 1985. Currently, QUMS has more than 230 faculty members and about 3000 students studying in 34 health related fields including Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health, Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare Management. The University also offers graduate programs in Basic Medical Sciences as well as Nursing and Public Health. In addition, it offers comprehensive residency programs in Clinical Medicine and Dentistry.
Moreover, the University runs a comprehensive service program covering the prevention and treatment of diseases. To reach this aim, Qazvin University of Medical Science has established a variety of research centers including Social Determinants of Health Research Center. It has been established since 2012. The main focus of this research center is health-related social determinants to identify community-based health needs and promote individual and community health. URL: http://en.qums.ac.ir/Portal/home/?698732/QUMS
About the Journal
Asian Journal of Social Health and Behavior (previously known as 'Social Health and Behavior' (e-ISSN: 2589-9767)) is a newly established publication of Social Determinants of Health Research Center affiliated to Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran. Social Determinants of Health Research Center has been established since 2012. The main focus of this research center is health-related social determinants to identify community-based health needs and promote individual and community health. Asian Journal of Social Health and Behavior is an open access peer-reviewed online journal with quarterly issues that publishes high-quality studies in English which cover empirical and theoretical contributions studies related to mental health and addition, social support, socioeconomic inequality, behavior change techniques, health policy and clinical practice.
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The journal will cover empirical and theoretical contributions studies related to mental health and addition, social support, socioeconomic inequality, behavior change techniques, health policy and clinical practice. The journal considers research across a range of disciplines including Public Health, Nursing, Anthropology, the Caring Sciences, Primary Care, Global Health, Community Medicine, health psychology, health policy, sociology, health economics and health services management.
List of specialties the journals deals with
- Public Health
- The Caring Sciences
- Primary Care
- Global Health
- Community Medicine
- Health psychology
- Health policy
- Health economics and health services management