The American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM) and American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) will publish a joint theme issue that addresses the question: “How do we improve population health and promote health equity through the effective integration of primary care and public health?” The journal supplement will be co-sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Resources and Services Administration, and the National Institutes of Health. Papers are invited in the following areas:
- Science—What factors promote integration? How has integration measurably impacted population health and health equity?
- Education—How can integration be promoted during professional training and practice?
- Practice—What are promising practices for integration? What are incentives and disincentives to integration?
- Policy—What policies are effective in promoting integration? What are opportunities to promote integration in the Affordable Care Act?
Submissions coauthored by professionals in primary care and public health fields are encouraged. Manuscripts are due to AJPH on August 1, 2011, and should be submitted here. For further information, contact the guest editors at AJPH-AJPMPapers@hrsa.gov.