NEW PUBLIC HEALTH JOURNAL SEEKS ARTICLES
Date: December 19, 2008
THE HAWAI'I JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH has been launched by the Hawai‘i State Department of Health, in partnership with the University of Hawai‘i, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Studies.
The newest public health communication product is now available online at www.hawaii.gov/health.
“The Journal offers public health professionals, academics, students, and even members of the public from Hawai‘i and the Pacific a venue for publishing their Hawai‘i and Pacific-based research in a publication which is targeted at Hawai‘i and the Pacific,” said Dr. Kawika Liu, co-editor of the
“We aim to improve the quality of public health practiced everywhere in Hawai‘i and the Pacific by providing a forum for students, practitioners and the public to share their research and learn about the research and best practices of others,” said Dr. Andrew Grandinetti, co-editor of the Journal. “We are not a journal of clinical medicine.”
The Journal will be released quarterly starting with the inaugural December 2008 issue. The first edition features submissions from public health professionals from Hawai‘i, as well as Guam and New Zealand.
Featured topics in the December 2008 Journal include:
• Improving Cultural Competency: Smart Strategies for working with Filipinos
• Evidence-based Youth Drug Prevention
• Lack of Prenatal Care: A Re-Emerging Health Problem on Guam
• Examination of Bed Bug Infestations on the Island of Oahu, Hawai‘i
• Promoting Science-Based Approaches to Teen Pregnancy Prevention
• Malama I Na Keiki, Ending Non-therapeutic Infant Circumcision Through Education
The deadline to submit work for the next issue is February 2, 2009. The Journal is seeking submissions in the following categories:
1. Original research pertaining to public health issues in Hawai‘i or the Pacific. Contributions on Native Hawaiian health issues are particularly welcome.
2. Student contributions, from secondary or post-secondary students at any level.
3. Brief reports on policies and activities of interest to the public health community.
4. Public health practices, issues and discussions of interest to the public health community.
5. Announcements and calendar events.
Submissions should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com. For submissions guidelines, please email the editors at the above addresses.