For the summer 2016 issue, jGPHA will publish the proceedings from the 2016 GPHA Annual Meeting and Conference. The leading forum in Georgia for public health researchers, practitioners, and students to explore recent developments in the field and exchange techniques, tools, and experiences, GPHA’s annual meeting brings together participants from across the state. The theme for this year’s conference was “Understanding Public Health: Research, Evidence And Practice (REAP),” and conference proceedings will be devoted to this theme as it relates to public health practice, research, teaching, scholarship, and service.
In public health, REAP is comprehensively applied research that strives to transform available knowledge and make it useful. It is translating research into effective interventions that improve population health by influencing individual and social determinants of health. REAP incorporates epidemiological perspectives, behavioral theory, and social sciences to shape policy, practice, and future research. It plays a pivotal role in synthesizing evidence as it interfaces with individuals, organizations, and communities.
Timeline for summer 2016 issue:
- March 23, 2016 Call for Papers
- June 1, 2016 Submission Deadline
- July 1, 2016 Peer Review Notification
- July 31, 2016 Camera Ready
- The issue will be publicly available on the GPHA website on August 15, 2016.