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Journal of Public Health Policy
Palgrave Macmillan UK

Journal of Public Health Policy

Editor: A. Robbins; P. Freeman

ISSN: 0197-5897 (print version)
ISSN: 1745-655X (electronic version)

Journal no. 41271

Palgrave Macmillan UK


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Recent Highlights

Free to read Book Review: Are We Getting Closer to Using Intellectual Property Safeguards to Improve Public Health?
A recent book review by JPHP Editor, Phyllis Freeman, explores Ellen ‘t Hoen’s book entitled Private Patents and Public Health: Changing Intellectual Property Rules for Access to Medicines.
Read it for free, here, until 14th July!
The challenge of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in India
Two JPHP articles highlight the multiple and complex challenges of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), articulated by three important voices from the field. The Review Article 'Management and control of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB): Addressing policy needs for India', by Sachin Atre and Megan Murray, carefully reviews studies on the prevalence of MDR-TB published between 2001 and 2016 and offers suggestions for policymakers and program planners to improve the management and control of the disease in India.
In an accompanying Commentary, Barry Bloom reflects on Atre and Murray's paper in his article 'Rethinking how to address the world’s largest infectious killer in the world’s largest country'. Recognising TB as 'more than an infectious disease; it is a major challenge to health systems', Bloom acknowledges the important contribution Atre and Murray have made, as their paper 'reveals that many of the problems in controlling TB are less a consequence of the virulence of the pathogen than of the complexity and weaknesses of India's health system'. Bloom echoes the policy suggestions outlined by Atre and Murray, framing them as 'only too reasonable'.
Together, the two articles are an important call for action in the quest to tackle MDR-TB in India more effectively.
Read Atre and Murray's Review Article here
Read Barry Blooms' Commentary here

New free to view Editorial and CALL for papers: Human survival in a new era

In a timely new Editorial from the JPHP Editors, they warn that “Although no other threat is as immediate as nuclear weapons, population health and survival are at risk from many causes. Many countries and their policies disfavor or threaten people in poverty, females, and others exploited for a long list of reasons, including race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and religion. People become migrants and refugees fleeing war or economic instability, as well as environmental degradation”.
Against this backdrop, the Editors now invite colleagues to submit original research, analyses, and descriptions of threats to population health.
Read the full Editorial and CALL, for free, here

Read our two online-only, sponsored special issues

The Use and Impact of Digital Technology on Population Health and Health Equity Gains
We are excited to announce an important sponsored special issue for the Journal of Public Health Policy. Guest Edited by James Chauvin and Laetitia Rispel, the issue is entitled The Use and Impact of Digital Technology on Population Health and Health Equity Gains.
This carefully curated group of articles explore the use and impact of digital technology on human health and health equity within different contexts. It is among the first attempts to examine the issue from a public/population health and health equity perspective. The contributions from leading authors in the field are intended to provide a snapshot of how DT is used in a variety of public health settings within differing contexts.
To see the full issue, please click here
Violence, Health, and the 2030 Agenda: Merging Evidence and Implementation
The Editors and Palgrave Macmillan are pleased to announce a new Sponsored Special Issue for the Journal of Public Health Policy, entitled Violence, Health, and the 2030 Agenda: Merging Evidence and Implementation.
Guest Edited by Bandy X. Lee, Peter D. Donnelly, and Larry Cohen, the issue comprises carefully selected articles discussing the importance of a dialogue between scholars and practitioners in jointly imagining and designing the next generation of violence prevention strategies.
View the issue here.

JPHP in the news

The Journal of Public Health Policy has a tradition of airing controversy and framing policy debates and some recent articles in the media reflect its commitment to addressing issues dominating today's headlines.
Recent articles in the news have included:
State laws, syringe exchange, and HIV among persons who inject drugs in the United States: History and effectiveness By Heidi Bramson, Don C Des Jarlais, Kamyar Arasteh, et al.
Featured in The Huffington Post and NPR Shots
Gun utopias? Firearm access and ownership in Israel and Switzerland By Janet E Rosenbaum Featured in The Guardian
The need to include animal protection in public health policies By Aysha Akhtar Featured in The Guardian

Call for Papers - Tobacco Control

The Journal of Public Health Policy is pleased to present this Call for Papers on Tobacco Control and Anti-Tobacco Research. Please access the Call for further instructions and details for submission.

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    The Journal of Public Health Policy (JPHP) will continue its 35 year tradition: an accessible source of scholarly articles on the epidemiologic and social foundations of public health policy, rigorously edited, and progressive.

    JPHP aims to create a more inclusive public health policy dialogue, within nations and among them. It broadens public health policy debates beyond the 'health system' to examine all forces and environments that impinge on the health of populations. It provides an exciting platform for airing controversy and framing policy debates - honing policies to solve new problems and unresolved old ones.

    JPHP welcomes unsolicited original scientific and policy contributions on all public health topics. New authors are particularly encouraged to enter debates about how to improve the health of populations and reduce health disparities.

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