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Health Promotion Practice

Professor & Director, Community Health Sciences at The University of Illinois-Chicago School of Public Health

The Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education

2013 SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) Score: 0.654
2013 Ranking: 23/115 in Nursing (Miscellaneous) (Scopus®) | 161/473 in Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health (Scopus®)
Source: SCImago 2013 Journal Rankings


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: 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.

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Institutional Subscription, Combined (Print & E-access) $794.00
Institutional Subscription, E-access $715.00
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Individual Subscription, Print Only $196.00

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Frequency: Bi-monthly eISSN: 1552-6372 ISSN: 1524-8399
Months of Distribution: January , March , May , July , September , November Current Volume: 16 Current Issue: 3
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