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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: firstname.lastname@example.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.
|Jesus Ramirez-Valles, PhD||Professor & Director, Community Health Sciences at The University of Illinois-Chicago School of Public Health|
|Melissa L. Grim||Department of Health and Human Performance, Radford University|
|Holly J. Mata, PhD, CHES||YMCA of El Paso|
|Stephanie A. Dopson, ScD, MSW, MPH||Centers for Disease Control and Prevention|
|Jagdish Khubchandani, MBBS, PhD||Ball State University|
|Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES||Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University|
|Kristen Hernandez, MPH||Louisiana Department of Health|
|Christel Hyden, EdD||Columbia University|
|Melissa J. Kenzig, DrPH, MSPH, CPH||Ashford University|
|David M. Brown, EdD, MCHES||Jackson State University|
|Sarah R. Lewis, MPH, CHES||Centers for Disease Control and Prevention|
|Jennifer Torres, MSSW, MPH||Los Angeles County of Public Health, and Columbia University, Teachers College|
|John P. Allegrante, PhD||Teachers College and the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University|
|Jimoh Amzat, PhD||Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Nigeria|
|Charkarra Anderson-Lewis, PhD, MPH, CHES||College of Health, University of Southern Mississippi|
|Dorie Apollonio, PhD, MPP||University of California, San Francisco|
|Kimberly Jacob Arriola, PhD, MPH||Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University|
|Chris A. Arthur, PhD, MPH, MCHES||University of Mississippi Medical Center|
|Sarah Bauerle Bass, PhD, MPH||Director, Temple University|
|Danielle R. Brittain, PhD||Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Northern Colorado|
|Sandra Minor Bulmer, PhD, MS, CHES||Southern Connecticut State University|
|Maria Elena Dávila, DrPH||Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado|
|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|
|Patricia M. Juárez-Carrillo, PhD, MPH, MA||The University of Texas at El Paso|
|Lilian Ferrer Lagunas, PhD, MS||Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile School of Nursing, Chile|
|Brent A. Langellier, PhD, MA||University of Arizona|
|Daniela Marquez, BS, MPH (c)||The University of Texas at El Paso, USA|
|Henry Montes, MPH||Potomac, Maryland|
|Kamrun Mustafa, PhD, CHES||University of Southern Mississippi|
|Carolyn P. Parks, PhD, MS||Centers for Disease Control and Prevention|
|Frolov Sergei||Health and Development Foundation, mHealth Solutions|
|Michelle M. Vine, PhD, MA||University of Waterloo|
|Irina Yakoleva, PhD (Sociology)||School of Public Health, Lomonosov Moscow State University|
|Randy Schwartz, MSPH||American Cancer Society|
|Jeanine Robitaille, MS||Society for Public Health Education|
For instructions on how to submit an article to Health Promotion Practice, click here.