Health Education & Behavior Journal

Editor-in-Chief: John P. Allegrante, PhD
Professor of Health Education and Deputy Provost, Teachers College and Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Editorial Manager: Nakita Kanu, MPH, BSPH

Health Education & Behavior (formerly Health Education Quarterly), is one of the most frequently cited journals in the field. National SOPHE members receive online and hard copies of the journal as a standard membership benefit. Health Education & Behavior explores social and behavioral change as they affect health status and quality of life. It also examines the processes of planning, implementing, managing, and assessing health education and social-behavioral interventions.

The journal provides empirical research, case studies, program evaluations, literature reviews, and discussions of theories of health behavior and health status, as well as strategies to improve social and behavioral health. The regular feature, Perspectives, offers thoughtful insights into complex subjects. An annual subscription to Health Education & Behavior is a standard benefit to all SOPHE members.

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Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Health Education & Behavior is interested in articles directed to researchers and/or practitioners in health behavior and health education. Empirical research, case studies, program evaluations, literature reviews, and articles discussing theories are regularly published in the journal.

Manuscripts should be submitted through the journal's web-based manuscript tracking system, ScholarOne. Please click here for full manuscript submission guidelines. Inquiries with regard to the journal should be directed to

Journal Self Study

Each bi-monthly issue of Health Education & Behavior features two self-study articles. Each article is worth up to 2.0 Category I continuing education contact hours for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES). HE&B self-study articles are valid up to one year after the issue date and self-study tests can be found at SOPHE's CORE.