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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

Everyone can read abstracts and selected papers from the Health Promotion Journal of Australia. AHPA Members can access the full articles in the journal free of charge once logged in to the AHPA website. However, non-members will have to pay a small charge for each article accessed.

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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 Associate Professor James Smith and Professor Jenni Judd. Their term officially commences in January, 2018 and we will be most appreciative of your patience as we transition platforms and the Editor in Chief/ Editorial Team.

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. 


Update – Jan 2017:
The Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA®) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from AHPA members interested in a newly created role as a Digital Strategy Expert on the Research, Evaluation and Evidence Translation (REET) Committee responsible for facilitating the dissemination of evidence and evaluation using digital and social media strategies.

For more information, follow the links below:
Call for Expressions of Interest to join the Research Evaluation and Evidence Translation (Technology) Committee

REET Committee Terms of Reference


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