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Preventing Chronic Disease

Updated February 15, 2024

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Advancing Health Equity in Honor of Black History Month

Medical education plays an important role in teaching how racism affects health care. Read how one school of medicine is addressing racial inequities by teaching first-year medical students about the impact of racism on health.

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Addressing Hypertension Among African American Populations

New research uses GIS mapping to identify barbershops and salons suitable for implementing hypertension management programs tailored to the needs of African American communities. Learn more about the programs.

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Students, Submit Your Research

PCD's annual Student Paper Contest gives students of various levels the opportunity to submit their research for publication consideration. Explore the details of this year's contest and submit by March 2th.

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Volume 21

ISSN: 1545-1151

Call for Papers

Manuscripts for these collections may be submitted at any time; however, each collection has its own final submission date. Accepted manuscripts are published on a rolling basis in the order in which they are received.

Recent Collections

PCD collections group together published articles under specific topics and themes for rapid dissemination to our readers. Selected collections also include a related PCD Sound Bite podcast.

PCD 2023 Student Paper ContestImplementation Evaluation: Assessing Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Impact of Public Health ProgramsState and Local Health Departments: Research, Surveillance, and Evidence-Based Public Health PracticesSleep Deprivation, Sleep Disorders, and Chronic DiseaseHealth Equity in Action: Research, Evaluation, Policy, and PracticeCombating Racism Through Research, Training, Practice, and Public Health Policies

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46 Million People in the US Are Affected by Substance Use, Which Can Affect Sleep Health