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Journal Of Public Health Management And Practice Now Available On The iPad

October 26, 2012

Special Public Health Systems and Services Research Issue debuts in digital format at the APHA 140th Annual Conference

The Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, the premier source of practice-based information for public health management expert, announced today the availability of the journal on the iPad to be launched with a special November/December issue focused on public health services and systems research. The Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, (JPHMP) is published in print, online and digitally by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

“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.

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