Health, Wellness, & Society International Award for Excellence

The International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society offers an annual award for newly published research or thinking that has been recognized to be outstanding by members of the Health, Wellness, & Society Research Network.

Award Winners for Volume 8

Community-Based Health and Wellness: The Role of Interprofessional Practice in Vulnerable Populations

This study discusses the collaborative efforts of managing and administering a health and wellness clinic located in a homeless community served by interprofessional student health professions teams. The overall purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the use of interprofessional wellness teams regarding promoting and caring for acute and chronic health issues of the clients at a homeless day shelter. Also, it is believed that the study will help better understand this vulnerable population and allow project faculty to make curriculum changes to accommodate needs in order to better serve the community.

Past Award Winners

Volume 7

A Descriptive Study Focusing on Mental Health Diagnoses, Locus of Control, Self-Efficacy and Chronic Health Conditions in Rural Women

Diane S. VanCleave, Dianna Cooper-Bolinskey, Renee Bauer, and Jill Moore, The International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp. 59-70


Volume 6

A Place for Everyone?: The Challenge of Promoting Community Inclusion at a Recreation Centre

Hilde Zitzelsberger and Jennifer Leo, The International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp. 65-74


Volume 5

Employees Participating in Change: Empowerment Approach to Improving Staff Health, Safety and Wellness

Baumann, Andrea, Patricia Norman, Dina Idriss-Wheeler, Kaiyan Fu, and Paul Rizk, The International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp.1-14


Volume 4

Traditional Knowledge, Indigenous Green Vegetables, and Health Security: Exploring Livelihood Practices within African Traditions

Shadrack Baleseng Ramokgadi, The International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society, Volume 4, Issue 3-4, pp.47-57


Volume 3

Social Justice and Health Equality: Urban Aboriginal Women’s Action for Health Reform

Donna L. M. Kurtz, deSales Turner, Jessie Nyberg, and Diana Moar, The International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp.13-26


Volume 2

Social Work Approaches for Substance-Use Treatment

Maria Cisaltina da Silveira Nunes Dinis, The International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp.23-36


Volume 1

The Influence of Military Culture and Veteran Worldviews on Mental Health Treatment: Practice Implications for Combat Veteran Help-seeking and Wellness

Eugenia Weiss, Jose E. Coll, and Michael Metal, The International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp.75-86