The Californian Journal of Health Promotion (CJHP) launched its first issue in 2003 as a scholarly, peer-reviewed, online journal that is devoted to health education and health promotion practice, research, and teaching. Along with traditional manuscripts, CJHP publishes multimedia presentations, as the journal is committed to making use of Internet technologies in innovative ways.
The content areas that will be considered for publication include:
- Editorials - Essays that express a personal point of view about health related issues.
- Theory and Research - Research studies (both qualitative and quantitative), theory papers, and review articles.
- Professional Practice - Articles discussing professional practice in a variety of settings, such as school, community, clinical, worksite, university professional preparation and health services. Brief reports are encouraged for work on those lines.
- Multimedia Work - Authors are welcome to submit digitized videos of interviews, skill building exercises, lectures about various health education topics, keynote addresses from conferences and seminars and other work with consultation of the editor.
Topics for CJHP manuscripts can include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
- Health behaviors related to cancer control, diabetes, heart disease, HIV and sexually transmitted infections, nutrition and weight control, physical activity and fitness, psychosocial and emotional health, smoking, alcohol, and other drug use.
- Work related to prevention and intervention such as complementary and alternative medicine, community health and professional practice, environmental and occupational health, health policy and health legislation.
- Psychometrics and analytic techniques, evaluation of health education and promotion programs, patient education techniques used in medical care facilities, use of technology in health education and health promotion.
- Health disparities, such as health education and health promotion programming in special populations such as low literacy, homeless, elderly, disabled, foster care and adoptable children and families.