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Journal Overview

The Health Promotion Journal of Australia, an official publication of the Australian Health Promotion Association, aims to facilitate communication between researchers, practitioners and policymakers involved in health promotion activities. Preference is given to practical examples of policies, theories, strategies and programs that utilise educational, organisational, economic and/or environmental approaches to health promotion and their evaluation. We also publish papers and brief reports on programs, professional viewpoints, guidelines for practice and evaluation methodologies. The journal is published three times a year in print and online.

For all Journal-related enquiries, please contact the Editor In Chief.

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Announcement of the Editor in Chief/ Editorial Team and publishing house for HPJA for 2018

The Board of the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA®) together with the Research, Evaluation and Evidence Translation (REET) Committee would like to announce effective from January 01, 2018 the publication of the Health Promotion Journal of Australia will be housed with Wiley Blackwell Publishing.

We would like to specifically thank Dr Brietta Pike, CSIRO for her support and commitment demonstrated to increasing the profile and reach of the Journal over the last 18 months. We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the work of CSIRO more broadly to our Journal and to AHPA. We have valued their contribution to growing and disseminating the evidence base for health promotion in Australia.

The AHPA Board and REET Committee would also like to announce the appointment of a new Editor in Chief and Editorial team lead by Professor James Smith. James is a Fellow of AHPA and will lead a new Editorial team involving four Deputy Editors - Professor Jenni Judd, Associate Professor Roxanne Bainbridge, Dr Kalinda Griffiths and Ms Heather D’Antoine. They will be supported by a team of nine Associate Editors. Their term officially commenced in January, 2018 however they have been working behind the scenes for the last three months as we transition platforms to Wiley Blackwell and change Editors.

The Board and REET would like to take this opportunity to thank the current Editor in Chief Associate Professor Jonine Jancey and the Editorial Team for their leadership over the past four years and the growth of the HPJA. Thank-you.


Research, Evaluation and Evidence Translation (REET) Committee

The REET Committee is a standing committee of the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA®) Board of Directors. Its role and function is to oversee all aspects of the governance, operations and production of the Health Promotion Journal of Australia (HPJA), in consultation with the HPJA Editor‐in‐Chief, HPJA Editorial Board and the contracted publishing house. It also provides strategic advice to the AHPA Board of Directors about research, evaluation and evidence translation matters pertinent to the health promotion profession and discipline.

The purpose of the REET Committee is to ensure the HPJA Editorial Team is supported to facilitate the communication of health promotion evidence and critical thinking that is relevant to the interests of practitioners, researchers and policy makers. 

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