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Health Promotion Practice

The Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education

Editor-in-Chief
Jesus Ramirez-Valles, PhD Professor & Director, Community Health Sciences at The University of Illinois-Chicago School of Public Health, USA


eISSN: 15526372 | ISSN: 15248399 | Current volume: 18 | Current issue: 5 Frequency: Bi-monthly

INDEXED IN MEDLINE!

A Journal of Health Promotion/Health Education Applications, Policy and Professional Issues

Health Promotion Practice (HPP) publishes authoritative, peer-reviewed articles devoted to the practical application of health promotion and education. The journal is unique in its focus on critical and strategic information for professionals engaged in the practice of developing, implementing, and evaluating health promotion and disease prevention programs.

Health Promotion Practice will serve as a forum to explore the applications of health promotion/public health education interventions programs and best practice strategies in various settings, including but not limited to: community, health care, worksite, educational and international settings. It also examines practice-related issues, including program descriptions, teaching methods, needs assessment tools and methodologies, intervention strategies, health promotion, problem-solving issues, and evaluation presentations.

Special Departments Address Your Specific Concerns

In addition to publishing feature articles, the journal includes a series of three regular departments designed to highlight evolving and timely, state-of-the-art topics in the application of health promotion and education. These commentary pieces will provide expert analysis on issues relevant to the practice of health promotion and education and will be submitted by authors invited by the team of Associate and Deputy Editors. If you are interested in submitting a piece to one of these departments or would like more information, please contact the Editorial Manager, Jeanine Robitaille: jrobitaille@sophe.org. HPP welcomes suggestions from our readers for topics to cover and authors to invite.

  • Tools of the Trade - This practical "how to" column focuses on providing health education practitioners with useful, immediately applicable tips for fulfilling their wide-ranging job responsibilities. A particular effort is made to select tools that address specific health education entry-level and graduate responsibilities and competencies. This department will focus on themes related to policy, politics, advocacy, ethics, health around the globe, evaluation, health communications, health care settings, and management and leadership. Associate Editors: Jagdish Khubchandani, MBBS, PhD; Stephanie Dopson, ScD, MSW, MPH; E. Lauren Sogor, MPH
  • Career Development - This department provides practical information that can be used to advance oneself professionally. Issues that span career - from undergraduate to professional preparation to retirement - are addressed. Associate Editors: Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES; Christel Hyden, EdD; Melissa Kenzig, DrPH, MSPH, CPH; Holly Mata, PhD, CHES
  • Book/Media Review - Books, CD-ROMs, DVDs, software, websites, and other wide ranging resources for consumers, families, and health education professionals are reviewed in this column. Associate Editors: David Brown, EdD, MCHES; Sarah Lewis, MPH, CHES; Jennifer Torres, MSSW, MPH

Supplement Information and Submission Guidelines

The journal occasionally complements its broad coverage with supplements on a particular topic. If you are interested in working with HPP and the Society for Public Health Education in developing a supplement or focus issue of the journal, please click here for instructions and important information regarding the process.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


Self Study for Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) Credit

Each bimonthly issue of Health Promotion Practice (HPP) features two self-study articles worth 2.0 Category I continuing education contact hours. Please click here for more details and instructions.

Health Promotion Practice (HPP) publishes authoritative articles devoted to the practical application of health promotion and education. It publishes information of strategic importance to a broad base of professionals engaged in the practice of developing, implementing, and evaluating health promotion and disease prevention programs. The journal's editorial board is committed to focusing on the applications of health promotion and public health education interventions, programs and best practice strategies in various settings, including but not limited to, community, health care, worksite, educational, and international settings. Additionally, the journal focuses on the development and application of public policy conducive to the promotion of health and prevention of disease. The journal includes issues related to the professional preparation and development of health educators. The journal recognizes the critical need to (1) promote linkages between researchers in the academic and private sectors with health promotion and education practitioners; and (2) address the health issues of ethnic and racial minority populations. These partnerships and collaborations are reflected in the editorial philosophy and the broad scope of published articles and contributed sections.

Editor-in-Chief
Jesus Ramirez-Valles, PhD Professor & Director, Community Health Sciences at The University of Illinois-Chicago School of Public Health, USA
Deputy Editors
Melissa L. Grim Department of Health and Human Performance, Radford University, USA
Holly J. Mata, PhD, CHES New Mexico State University and The University of Texas at El Paso, USA
Tools of the Trade
Stephanie A. Dopson, ScD, MSW, MPH Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
Jagdish Khubchandani, MBBS, PhD Ball State University, USA
Career Development
Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, USA
Kristen Hernandez, MPH Louisiana Department of Health, USA
Christel Hyden, EdD Columbia University, USA
Melissa J. Kenzig, DrPH, MSPH, CPH Ashford University, USA
Book and Media Review
David M. Brown, EdD, MCHES Jackson State University, USA
Sarah R. Lewis, MPH, CHES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
Jennifer Torres, MSSW, MPH Los Angeles County of Public Health, and Columbia University, Teachers College, USA
Editorial Advisory Board
John P. Allegrante, PhD Teachers College and the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, USA
Jimoh Amzat, PhD Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Nigeria
Charkarra Anderson-Lewis, PhD, MPH, CHES College of Health, University of Southern Mississippi, USA
Dorie Apollonio, PhD, MPP University of California, San Francisco, USA
Kimberly Jacob Arriola, PhD, MPH Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, USA
Chris A. Arthur, PhD, MPH, MCHES University of Mississippi Medical Center, USA
Sarah Bauerle Bass, PhD, MPH Temple University, USA
Danielle R. Brittain, PhD Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Northern Colorado, USA
Sandra Minor Bulmer, PhD, MS, CHES Southern Connecticut State University, USA
Maria Elena Dávila, DrPH Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado, Venezuela
Alex Donaldson, DHSc, MSc, BEd Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP), Federation University, Australia
Keon Gilbert, DrPH, MA, MPA St. Louis University, USA
LaMar Hasbrouck, MD, MPH National Association of County and City Health Officials, USA
Patricia M. Juárez-Carrillo, PhD, MPH, MA The University of Texas at El Paso, USA
Lilian Ferrer Lagunas, PhD, MS Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile School of Nursing, Chile
Brent A. Langellier, PhD, MA University of Arizona, USA
Daniela Marquez, BS, MPH (c) The University of Texas at El Paso, USA
Henry Montes, MPH Potomac, Maryland, USA
Kamrun Mustafa, PhD, CHES University of Southern Mississippi, USA
Carolyn P. Parks, PhD, MS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
Frolov Sergei Health and Development Foundation, mHealth Solutions, USA
Michelle M. Vine, PhD, MA University of Waterloo, Canada
Irina Yakoleva, PhD (Sociology) School of Public Health, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Editor Emeritus
Randy Schwartz, MSPH American Cancer Society, USA
Editorial Manager
Jeanine Robitaille, MS Society for Public Health Education, USA
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