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Call for Articles: Health Care Reform and Public Health

Northwest Public Health is seeking articles that focus on what health care reform means for public health.

For the Spring/Summer 2014 issue, Northwest Public Health is seeking articles that focus on what health care reform means for public health.

October 7, 2013

Northwest Public Health, a publication of the University of Washington School of Public Health produced by NWCPHP, invites article submissions for our Spring/Summer 2014 issue that will focus on health care reform and its implications for public health.

Health care reform has the potential to create new connections and alliances between public health and other disciplines such as health care, environmental health, community development, urban planning, and business. Articles in our upcoming issue will address questions such as these:

What are the opportunities and challenges that health care reform presents for public health? How can public health practitioners participate in health care reform in ways that benefit communities?

Northwest Public Health is a regional publication that is primarily produced for those who practice and support public health in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. We also seek to engage those whose work intersects with public health, such as policymakers and community leaders.

We are looking for submissions that fit into one of the following two categories:

  • Feature articles: These are articles of 500–1,000 words in length written in a journalistic style appropriate for a magazine. We seek compelling and engaging articles related to the practice and science of public health. Peer review will be at the discretion of the editors.
  • Practice-based research and program evaluation: These are articles of 500–1,000 words in length. They will undergo peer review. We particularly seek articles on innovative programs. 

If you are interested in submitting an article, please e-mail an article proposal to the Managing Editor, Candace Tkachuck (cyt@uw.edu). The proposal should state which type of article you are interested in submitting (a feature article or a practice-based research or program evaluation article). You should also provide a short description of your proposed article. We will then review your proposal and let you know if it fits with what we are looking for. Articles that have not been vetted in this fashion will not be considered for publication.

Those who are interested in writing for Northwest Public Health are strongly encouraged to review our Author Guidelines before submitting proposals.

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