A comprehensive list of Health Education and Promotion Journals with links.
1. AIDS Education and Prevention. An international journal designed to support the
efforts of professionals working to prevent HIV and AIDS, AIDS Education and Prevention
includes scientific articles by leading authorities from many disciplines, research
reports on the effectiveness of new strategies and programs, debates about key issues,
and reviews of books and video resources. The journal also covers a wide range of public
health, psychosocial, ethical, and public policy concerns related to HIV and AIDS.
2. American Journal of Health Behavior (formerly Health Values). Articles feature
research about the impact of personal behavior patterns and practices on health
promotion. The journal emphasizes efforts at fostering a better understanding of
the multidisciplinary interface of systems and individuals as they impact behavior.
Examples of successful multidisciplinary approaches to improving health at the
community level are featured. Only available online after 2009.
3. American Journal of Health Education. Includes research findings, community health
intervention and learning strategies, and health promotion strategies. Some articles are
designed as self-study courses.
4. American Journal of Health Promotion. This journal features original research
articles, the testing of health behavioral theory on selected populations, and program
evaluation. It is an excellent source of work-site health promotion articles.
5. American Journal of Public Health. Published by the American Public Health
Association, this journal features reports related to health research, program
evaluations, and health policy analysis, as well as articles on special topics on the health
of selected groups and communities.
6. Evaluation and the Health Professions. Articles generally focus on practitioner-friendly
research related to the development, implementation, and evaluation of community based
health programs. Healthcare researchers and evaluators can find examples of
state-of-the-art tools and methods for conducting meaningful evaluations.
7. Family and Community Health. Presents creative, multidisciplinary perspectives and
approaches for effective public and community health programs. Issues focus on a
single topic and address problems of concern to a wide variety of population groups
with diverse ethnic backgrounds, including children and the elderly, men and women,
and rural and urban communities.
8. Health Affairs. This journal is published bimonthly and features health policy–related
articles of national concern or interest. The journal serves as a major source of primary
research concerning healthcare coverage, health economics, health reform, and the
impact of policy on the health of the populace.
9. The Health Educator: The Journal of Eta Sigma Gamma. Published by Eta Sigma
Gamma, the health education honor society, this journal includes articles related to
most health education/promotion topics in a variety of settings. Many of the studies
and commentaries are submitted by students in health education/promotion and/or
public health programs.
https://etasigmagamma.org/membership-2/publications/current-and-past-issues/ (must be a member to access)
10. The Hastings Center Report. This journal focuses on the ethical, social, legal, and
economic factors in health policy, medicine, health care delivery, and public health.
11. Health Education & Behavior (formerly Health Education Quarterly). The official
publication of the Society for Public Health Education, Inc. (SOPHE), its articles
center on health behavior and education, case studies in health, program evaluation,
and strategies to improve social and behavioral health. Each submission includes a
commentary on the application of findings to the practice setting.
12. Health Education Research. Official publication of the International Union for Health
Promotion and Education and features articles concerning health promotion program
planning, implementation, and evaluation. Articles focus on application of results in
the practice of health promotion.
13. Health Promotion International. The majority of research studies and commentaries
are on issues related to health promotion in schools, clinics, worksites, and
communities located outside the United States. Unique to this journal is the fact that
submissions describing spontaneous activities, organizational change interventions,
and social and environmental development are featured too.
14. Health Promotion Practice. Publishes articles devoted to the practical application of
health promotion and education in a variety of settings including community, health
care, educational, worksite, and international. Articles focus on best practices and their
application to health policies that promote health and disease prevention.
15. Global Journal for Health Education and Promotion (GJHEP) (formerly The
International Electronic Journal of Health Education). Features articles on nearly every
aspect of health education, including school health, community health, worksite
health promotion, the ethical implications of health education, and the philosophy of
health education. Published by Sagamore Publishing.
16. The Journal of American College Health. Published by the American College Health
Association in cooperation with Heldref Publications, its articles are limited to those
that relate to health promotion or health service provision in the college or university
environment. This is the only journal written by college health professionals for college
17. Journal of Community Health. This journal features articles relating to the practice,
teaching, and research of community health; preventive medicine; and analysis of
delivery of healthcare services.
18. Journal of Health Communication. This journal is published eight times a year. It
presents the latest developments in the field of health communication, including
research in risk communication, health literacy, social marketing, communication
(from interpersonal to mass media), psychology, government, policy making, and
health education around the world.
19. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. The official publication of the Society
of Nutrition Education and Behavior, this journal publishes articles that are germane
to the interface between nutrition education and behavior as practiced worldwide. It
serves as a resource for anyone interested in nutrition education or diet and physical
20. Journal of Rural Health. Published by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc. for the Rural
Health Association, this journal’s articles focus on professional practice, research,
theory development, and policy issues related to health in the rural setting.
21. Journal of School Health. Published for the American School Health Association,
articles in this journal are related to the public or private school setting from pre-K
through grade 12. Articles generally focus on children’s health issues but may include
information related to other aspects of coordinated school health programs.
22. Global Health Promotion. This is an official publication of the International Union for
Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE), published by Sage Publications. Most issues are
topical in nature (e.g., environmental health, population health, and infectious disease
prevention) and feature articles related to the application of public health and health
promotion in countries around the globe. Articles are published in several languages.
23. Pedagogy in Health Promotion: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. A
quarterly journal first published in 2016. Curriculum and course design, assessment,
and administration relevant to teaching and learning are topics that provide focal
points for articles in this publication. (SOPHE publication).
24. Public Health Reports. Published by the Association of Schools of Public Health, this
journal reports findings from many avenues of research related to health services
acquisition, health policy development, and health promotion at the community level.
25. Health Behavior and Policy Review. A bi-monthly journal that was first published in
January 2014. The journal features articles on policy development impacting health
behaviors that are population rather than individual focused. Research guiding policy
development and prioritizing health policy choices is also a focus.