Due Jan. 4: Abstracts Related to Policy

Content From: Rachel Powell, Associate Director for Communication Science, Health Communication Science Office, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), CDCPublished: December 17, 20182 min read


Chart showing stakeholder engagement through evaluation: 1. Problem identification. 2. Policy analysis. 3. Strategy and Policy Development. 4. Policy Enactment. 5. Policy Enactment.

Public Health Reports (PHR) invites authors to submit abstracts by January 4 for an upcoming journal supplement focusing on policy approaches to reduce the morbidity, mortality, and incidence of HIV, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases, and tuberculosis in the United States. This supplement includes guest editors from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP): Director Jonathan Mermin, Deputy Director Hazel D. Dean, and Associate Director for Health Equity Deron C. Burton.

Policy interventions play a crucial role in protecting and promoting the health of our nation. They can help reduce health disparities and promote health equity for all segments of society.

Within the context of public health, policy approaches can include the creation and application of public health laws, regulations, procedures, or practices. These types of approaches can influence changes to systems across many sectors – including health, education, employment and corrections, just to name a few. For this supplement, PHR will consider these types of articles:

  • Original research
  • Public health evaluation
  • Public health methodology
  • Case studies
  • Reports and recommendations
  • Topical review
  • Commentaries

The deadline for submitting abstracts is January 4, 2019. Full manuscripts are due April 15, 2019. Please see the Instructions for Authors for more information.

PHR is a peer-reviewed journal of public health research and practice, and it is the official journal of the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. Public Health Service. It is published through an agreement with the Association of Schools of Public Health, and it is the oldest journal of public health in the United States and has been published since 1878.