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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 regular and rotating departments designed to highlight evolving and timely, state-of-the-art topics in the application of health promotion and education. Authors interested in submitting to a department are strongly encouraged to contact the Associate Editors for the department with ideas. In your contact email (see below) to the Associate Editors of the department, please include the following: an abstract (200-250 words) and rationale outlining how this proposal fits with the departmental description (below).

  • Evaluation & Practice - Focuses on the design and implementation of evaluation plans that yield information pertinent to making program decisions. This section addresses evaluation questions, their relevance, and the tools to measure them. Research reporting and utilization are discussed, particularly in view of political and ethical ramifications. Associate Editor contacts: Michael Fagen ( and Brad L. Neiger (
  • Health Promotion Policy and Politics - Policy advocacy and political action are important strategies in changing the environment to promote public policies conducive to health. Topics explore the strategies related to policy advocacy and identify current issues in the political arena from statehouses to Washington, DC, which may impact the public’s health. Associate Editor contacts: Regina A. Galer-Unti (
  • Health Promotion and Education in Health Care Settings - The changing environment for health care delivery has implications for the delivery and integration of patient education, disease management and population-based health into health care delivery in various settings such as managed care organizations, integrated delivery systems, hospitals and ambulatory care settings. This department explores state-of-the-art issues in this dynamic field. Associate Editor contacts: Cezanne Garcia ( and Melissa Gilkey (
  • The Circle of Research & Practice - This department promotes practical linkages between health education practitioners and researchers. Case studies, symposia reports, and other forms of inter-professional communication highlight wide-ranging discussions designed to bridge research and practice. Associate Editor contacts: Mark Rivera ( and Cam Escoffery (
  • 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. (See Page 7 for submission instructions.) Associate Editor contacts: Karen Denard Goldman ( and Kathleen Jahn Schmalz (
  • 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 Editor contacts: Randall R. Cottrell ( and Holly Mata (
  • 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 Editor contacts: Sarah J. Olson ( and Su-I Hou (
  • Ethics - This department, launched in 2005, addresses timely ethical issues in disease prevention, health care, and society affecting the research and practice of health educators and behavioral scientists. Associate Editor contacts: Mary Shaw-Ridley (
  • Social Marketing and Health Communication - This department, launched in 2005, focuses on a wide range of theories, approaches, and tools to influence attitudes, perceptions, awareness, knowledge, and social norms, which serve as precursors to behavior change. Innovative health communication strategies, health communication technology, consumer research, and media advocacy also may be covered. Associate Editor contacts: Heidi Keller ( and Claudia Parvanta (
  • Global Health Promotion - This department promotes practical linkages between international health practitioners and researchers. The department includes case studies, symposia reports, and other forms of inter-professional communication that highlight wide ranging discussions designed to bridge research and practice. Associate Editor contacts: Rob Simmons ( and Jagdish Khubchandani (

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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Frequency: Bi-monthly eISSN: 1552-6372 ISSN: 1524-8399
Months of Distribution: January , March , May , July , September , November Current Volume: 16 Current Issue: 2
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