Health Promotion Practice

Celebrating 15 years of Health Promotion Practice

Look for these sections in the latest issue of Health Promotion Practice January 2016

  • HIV Prevention and Testing
  • Process Evaluation in Community Interventions
  • Healthy Eating & Physical Activity
  • Faith Based Interventions to Manage Chronic Disease

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Don’t miss November’s Career Development article featured in Health Promotion Practice, “Perspectives From the Field: Certified Health Education Specialists on the Value of Health Education Credentialing” which showcases the benefits of national credentialing to both employers and career development. Enhance your public health profession! CHESs play a vital role in diverse research and practice settings and increasingly contribute to changes in practice and policy that promote health equity.

HPP in Practice:
March’s MCHES self-study article, Little Association Between Wellness Policies and School-Reported Nutrition Practices, was cited by the Center for Advancing Health.

Looking to be more involved in SOPHE and make the most of your membership benefits? HPP’s May Career Development commentary “Getting the Most Out of Professional Associations” outlines the advantages of your professional association membership from three diverse perspectives.

About HPP:

HPP was developed in 2000 to stimulate and accelerate the communication between basic health promotion science and practice. Fifteen years later, the journal is widely recognized as a journal devoted to the implementation of health promotion and education.

Thank you to our readers, authors, and reviewers for helping make HPP a valuable tool for our profession!

Click here to read the full introduction on the updates to HPP.

Editor-in-Chief: Jesus Ramirez-Valles, PhD
Professor & Dept Chair, University of Illinois-Chicago School of Public Health

Editorial Manager:
Jeanine Robitaille, M.S.

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. HPP serves 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.

If you would like more information about HPP, including advanced searching of published articles, full-text content of published articles*, subscription information, e-mail alerts, library recommendation forms, and more, visit the official
HPP website.

Access to the full-text of published articles is free to subscribers of HPP and available on a pay-per-view or timed access basis to all others. The electronic version of HPP is available free online, exclusively to SOPHE members through
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Manuscript Submission Guidelines

HPP is interested in manuscripts on a variety of topics related to the application of health promotion/health education programs in various settings. Manuscripts addressing innovative linkages between academics/researchers and practitioners; community and/or clinical applications of new or state-of-the-art intervention strategies; policy advocacy and social environmental interventions to promote health; evaluations of community and/or clinical interventions focusing on the utility for practitioners; sustainability/durability of interventions and policy initiatives; and other applied practice topics are encouraged.

Manuscripts should be submitted through the journal's web-based manuscript tracking system,
Scholar One. The site contains detailed instructions on how to submit the manuscript and track the progression of the review process.

Journal Self-Study

Each bi-monthly issue of HPP 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). HPP self-study articles are valid up to one year after the issue date and self-study tests can be found