Session: Promoting Public Health Practice in the Journal (Joint-sponsored by the Editorial Board and Editorial Team)
3097.0: Monday, November 17, 2003: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Promoting Public Health Practice in the Journal (Joint-sponsored by the Editorial Board and Editorial Team)
Public health research and practice are inherently linked. Research strengthens practice through the development and evaluation of public health interventions; practice strengthens research through the dissemination of effective interventions and the identification of new research questions. Local, state, regional, and national public health organizations and agencies have limited resources, yet are responsible for conducting essential programs and maintaining sound surveillance systems. The American Journal of Public Health (Journal) is a highly visible forum, which is as devoted to promoting public health practice, as it is to advancing research, policy, and education. A variety of formats have been developed to, e.g., share information on effective interventions and strategies (“Field Action Reports”), as well as disseminate evaluation methods that lead to reflexive practice (“Research and Practice”). This joint session of the Journal’s Editorial Board and Editorial Team will feature 6 of its public health practitioners who work in a variety of settings.
Learning Objectives: 1. To better understand what is embraced by public health “practice” 2. To identify diverse formats for promoting effective programs and evaluation methods through the Journal. 3. To comprehend the editorial and peer review processes at the Journal with respect to public health practice papers. 4. To gain knowledge of techniques for strengthening public health practice papers for publication. 5. To recognize the importance of contributions from both public health practice and research, and how they inform each other to improve the public’s health.
Panelist(s):Kenneth R. McLeroy, PhD
Lyndon Haviland, PhD
Lorna Wilson
Mary E. Northridge, PhD, MPH
Jennifer Ellis, BA
Gabriel Stover, MPA
Organized by:APHA-American Journal of Public Health Editorial Board
CE Credits:Pharmacy

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA