Washington, DC (January 23, 2023) – The Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG) and The Lancet and Financial Times Commission on Governing health futures 2030: Growing up in a digital world (GHFutures2030) are pleased to release Volume 21, Issue 03, of the journal, the Special Topics Issue on Strengthening Youth-centered Policy and Governance of Digital Transformations in Health.
The Special Issue includes 6 articles addressing topics such as trans and non-binary youth healthcare, regulation of artificial intelligence medical devices, the impact of redlining on broadband adoption, the ethics of whole genome sequencing in pediatric healthcare.
“The authors share the Commission’s foundational values for digital health governance; democracy, solidarity, inclusion, equity and human rights. We must fully embed youth and youth organizations, as research fellows, experts and innovators to accelerate progress towards UHC and equitable benefits to young people's health and well-being,” said Ilona Kickbusch, Chair of the International Advisory Board, Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland and co-Chair of the Lancet and Financial Times Commission.
“At a time when digital transformations are overtaking many policy areas including healthcare, it is increasingly critical to engage young people in shaping our collective future and to center digital and data governance on their innovative views,” said Adriana Bankston, JSPG CEO & Managing Publisher. “JSPG is proud to partner with GHFutures2030 on this special issue and to showcase next generation voices in developing future digital technologies and approaches.”
The Special Topics Issue competition, judged by an external review committee, aims to provide winning authors with the opportunity to present at a global digital health event in 2023 and be interviewed on GHFutures2030 Voices of Digital Health podcast. Information on the competition winners will be released at a later date.
The Journal of Science Policy & Governance is a nonprofit organization and open-access peer-reviewed publication managed by and for students, policy fellows and young scholars in science, technology and innovation policy. JSPG publishes high-quality articles covering the widest range of topics in formats that are accessible to policymakers. Since 2011, JSPG has served as a vehicle for students and early career researchers to bolster their research and writing credentials in science policy. Visit sciencepolicyjournal.org and follow on Twitter @SciPolJournal to learn more.
About GHFutures2030 Commission
The Lancet and Financial Times Commission on Governing Health Futures 2030: Growing up in a digital world was established in October 2019 to deliver a clear set of recommendations on the governance of digital health, artificial intelligence, and universal health coverage. The Commission report was published in October 2021. It calls for a radical rethink on harnessing the power of digital technologies for our future health and sets out a new approach to digital transformations that promote equitable, affordable and universal improvements to health. The Commission is comprised of nineteen Commissioners representing a wide range of sectors, expertise, and backgrounds. The Commission is supported by the Secretariat which is hosted at the Global Health Centre of the Graduate Institute in Geneva, Switzerland. Visit governinghealthfutures2030.org and follow on Twitter @GHFutures2030 to learn more.