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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.

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Meet our Editor in Chief, Professor James Smith

Professor James Smith provides an overview of the new Editorial Team and Editorial Advisory Board, and discusses the journal's renewed focus on the social, ecological, cultural and economic determinants of health in the below video.

James Smith Video

 Meet our Deputy Editor, Professor Jenni Judd

 Jenni Judd Video

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

The AHPA Board together with the Research, Evaluation and Evidence Translation (REET) Committee announced effective from January 01, 2018 the publication of the Health Promotion Journal of Australia will be housed with Wiley Blackwell Publishing. They also announced 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. You can read about the Editorial team here

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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