“In today’s increasingly digital environment, offering the journal on the iPad provides an important option for our readers to have convenient, anytime access to the critical public health information in the journal,” said JPHMP Editor-in-Chief Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH. “We are very pleased to bring the journal to the digital forefront and make it available for demonstration at the APHA 140th Annual Conference, October 27-31, in San Francisco.”
The November/December special issue, guest edited by Glen P. Mays, PhD, MPH and Douglas Scutchfield, MD, offers articles based on research funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation exploring public health services and systems research (PHSSR), and its impact on the organization, financing, and delivery of public health services. Advancements in the PHSSR field, supported by leading public health professional associations and the government, serve as a compass for the direction the field must take in the face of economic uncertainties and fiscal pressures in order to best support public health. However, as Mays notes, as a relatively new field of research, PHSSR must adopt improved measurement approaches and analytic methods, and cultivate improved data sources, to produce more definitive evidence. Articles in this issue cover recent advances in PHSSR, include a broad scope of topics, methodologies, and practical applications, and span topics in public health organization, governance, financing, workforce, and decision making. A podcast from the Robert Wood Johnson foundation is also available on the iPad app.
Essential Information for Public Health Management Professionals Available Digitally
The iPad edition of Journal of Public Health Management and Practice presents each issue in a state-of-the art digital format for a print-like reading experience. Each issue is delivered directly to the reader’s iPad for convenient download and includes enhanced features, such as video, podcasts, and the ability to share articles and content via email. The app also provides links back to the journal website, where subscribers can search, access, complete continuing education opportunities and read the full contents of every issue of Journal of Public Health Management and Practice from 1995 to the present.
Subsequent issues of the journal will be available on the iPad app on the same bimonthly schedule as the current online and print editions. During an initial trial period, all readers of the journal will have free full access to open issues on the iPad. After this free introductory period, subscribers will continue to enjoy full access via a simple login process.
Experience the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice at APHA
Attendees at the APHA 140th Annual Conference to be held October 27-31, San Francisco, CA, are encouraged to visit the Wolters Kluwer Health – Lippincott Williams & Wilkins booth (#1609) in the Exhibit Hall to test drive the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice iPad app edition.
About Journal of Public Health Management and Practice
Journal of Public Health Management and Practice publishes articles which focus on evidence based public health practice and research. The journal is a bi-monthly peer-reviewed publication guided by a multidisciplinary editorial board of administrators, practitioners and scientists. The journal publishes on a wide range of population health topics including research to practice; emergency preparedness; bioterrorism; infectious disease surveillance; environmental health; community health assessment, chronic disease prevention and health promotion, and academic-practice linkages. Recognized as the leading practice based public health journal, the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice has recently published focus issues defining the public health workforce, performance management and bridging the research to practice gap.
About Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is a leading international publisher of trusted content delivered in innovative ways to practitioners, professionals and students to learn new skills, stay current on their practice, and make important decisions to improve patient care and clinical outcomes. LWW is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company with 2011 annual revenues of €3.4 billion ($4.7 billion).