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Call for Papers: “Public Health and Pharmacy:
Collaborative Approaches to Improve Population Health”

Announcement posted 2/05/19

Deadline Extended to January 31, 2020

Background

Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) invites authors to submit manuscripts describing innovative and effective work to link public health and pharmacy in ways that improve population health. Chronic diseases are a major cause of poor health outcomes, reduced quality of living, and increased health care costs worldwide. Reducing the burden of chronic disease remains a global challenge requiring diverse collaborations and dissemination and adoption of effective interventions in multiple settings. Over the past decade, there has been a range of innovative community- and clinically-driven prevention strategies used in public health and pharmacy to prevent and reduce the burden of chronic conditions. PCD seeks manuscripts that provide timely information on effective ways the disciplines of public health and pharmacy can collaborate to improve the nation’s health and/or improve population health globally.

Examples of topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Collaboration among public health agencies (eg, local and state health departments), schools/colleges of pharmacy, community pharmacies, health care partners, and others (eg, faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, schools, academic institutions, transportation, housing, public safety) to implement clinical and nonclinical strategies, including the selection, tracking, and reporting of intermediate health outcomes.
  • Pharmacy (community, institutional, agency) and public health agencies (local and state health department) working jointly to conduct needs assessment to identify and implement shared health improvement goals based on assessment findings.
  • Demonstration of effective approaches that pharmacies and pharmacists can use to improve population health through health screenings (eg, diabetes, cholesterol, HIV, osteoporosis) and disease management (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, HIV, asthma) in health care and/or community settings.
  • Identification and execution of care coordination models and resources that support patients’ ability to optimally manage chronic conditions in health care and/or community settings.
  • Use of trained pharmacists as critical members in the delivery of team-based care to improve patient satisfaction and increase follow-up and referral to disease management opportunities in community settings.
  • Identification of ways health care and public health data can guide the integration of clinical and public health approaches to address high cholesterol and blood pressure, physical inactivity, diets low in fruits and vegetables, and diets high in sodium and saturated fats.
  • Implementation of transdisciplinary public health and pharmacy-driven approaches to improve population health that take into consideration the role of race or ethnicity, education, income, location, or other social factors.
  • Description of creative and innovative ways public health and pharmacy can work together to identify and implement monitoring systems that simultaneously track disease burden and health improvements in clinical and community settings.
  • Identification of training opportunities that have increased pharmacists’ public health skills and abilities to improve population health beyond traditional pharmacy functions.
  • Evidence of the role of pharmacy in chronic infectious disease screening, prevention and management (eg, HIV and Hepatitis C).
  • Delivery of USPHS evidence-based preventive services in community pharmacy.

Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts should be submitted to PCD on or before January 31, 2020. Manuscripts submitted in response to this Call for Papers will be reviewed and, if accepted, published on a rolling basis. Articles will be assembled into a PDF collection accessible on the PCD website after all accepted papers have been published. Manuscripts must follow the instructions for PCD article types. Further information on submitting a manuscript is available in PCD’s Author’s Corner. Cover letters to the Editor in Chief are required and must state that the submission is for consideration in the PCD collection: Public Health and Pharmacy: Collaborative Approaches to Improve Population Health. Authors are encouraged to contact pcdeditor@cdc.gov if they have questions about appropriate topics for this collection.

About the Journal

PCD is a peer-reviewed public health journal sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and authored by experts worldwide. PCD was established in 2004 by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion with a mission to promote dialogue among researchers, practitioners, and policy makers worldwide on the integration and application of research findings and practical experience to improve population health. For more information about the journal, please visit the journal website at https://www.cdc.gov/pcd.

PCD Call for Papers:

Global Perspectives on Improving Health and Well-Being in Diverse Settings

Announcement posted 6/27/19

Background

Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) invites authors to submit manuscripts describing innovative and effective work to improve population health in diverse settings worldwide. Around the globe, the burden of chronic disease is a major contributor to poor health outcomes, reduction in quality of living, and increases in health care costs. Reducing the burden of chronic disease remains a global challenge requiring diverse collaborations and dissemination and adoption of effective interventions in multiple settings. Over the past decade, there has been a range of innovative community-based, clinically-driven, and technology-informed innovation for prevention strategies used in public health to prevent and reduce the burden of chronic conditions worldwide. PCD seeks manuscripts that provide timely information on effective ways to improve population health in diverse global settings.

Examples of topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Collaboration among public health agencies at local, state, and national levels, and partnership with key agencies including faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, schools, academic institutions, transportation, housing, public safety, and others to implement public health and clinical strategies to address chronic disease (diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, obesity, cancer, reproductive health, oral health, mental health).
  • Identification of the main structural and systemic factors that promote, for example, obesogenic environments, and innovative strategies to ameliorate those factors across life stages.
  • Development of the infrastructure necessary to establish appropriate methods to collect, track, and report health outcomes.
  • Public health agencies, communities, institutions (schools, health systems, families, etc) working jointly to conduct needs assessment to identify and implement shared health improvement goals based on assessment findings.
  • Leveraging health care systems, including hospitals, health centers, health plans, and the community, to facilitate greater improvements in population health.
  • Policy, systems, and environmental strategies to create/promote conditions that support healthier lifestyle practices in settings where individuals live, work, play, and pray.
  • Demonstration of effective approaches that improve population health through health screenings (eg, diabetes, cholesterol, osteoporosis) and disease management (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, asthma) in health care and/or community settings.
  • Use of trained community health workers and/or patient navigators as critical members in the delivery of team-based care to improve clinical outcomes including patient satisfaction and refer patients for follow-up care and disease management opportunities.
  • Identification of ways health care and public health data can guide initiation and sustainability of individual preventive health decisions relative to high cholesterol and blood pressure, physical inactivity, diets low in fruits and vegetables, and diets high in sodium and saturated fats.
  • Identification of training opportunities that have increased global public health workforce skills and abilities (eg, program development, surveillance, communication, leadership, systems thinking, evaluation, performance monitoring, etc) to improve population health.

Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts submitted for this collection require prior approval of the abstract by the Editor in Chief. Authors should send the abstract only, indicating the article type, to pcdeditor@cdc.gov with the subject: Abstract for Global Perspectives on Improving Health and Well-Being in Diverse Settings. Do not send the full manuscript; authors who submit full manuscripts will have their manuscripts returned. Abstracts are due on or before November 30, 2019. Authors who receive approval of their abstract should submit their final manuscript to PCD on or before September 30, 2020. Authors should not send either abstracts or full manuscripts to co-editors. Manuscripts will be reviewed and, if accepted, published on a rolling basis. Articles will be assembled into a PDF collection accessible on the PCD website after all accepted papers have been published. Manuscripts must follow the instructions for PCD article types. Further information on submitting a manuscript is available in PCD’s Author’s Corner.

Co-editors for this collection are Collins O. Airhihenbuwa, PhD, MPH, Professor, Health Policy and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, Georgia State University; Tung-Sung Tseng, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences Department, School of Public Health, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center; and Victor D. Sutton, PhD, MPPA, Director for the Office of Preventive Health and Health Equity, Mississippi State Department of Health.

About the Journal
PCD is a peer-reviewed public health journal sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and authored by experts worldwide. PCD was established in 2004 by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion with a mission to promote dialogue among researchers, practitioners, and policy makers worldwide on the integration and application of research findings and practical experience to improve population health. For more information about the journal, please visit PCD at https://www.cdc.gov/pcd.

 

 

Announcing PCD’s Top Peer Reviewers of 2018

Announcement posted 2/07/19

Our top 5% of reviewers for 2018 have fulfilled the highest standards of scientific research, measured not only in the timeliness and quantity of reviews they completed but also in the exceptional quality of their reviews as rated by our Editor in Chief and Associate Editors.

PCD’s top reviewers receive:

  • Personal thank-you letter from PCD’s Editor in Chief
  • Letter of recognition directed to the reviewer’s institution or supervisor
  • Opportunity to receive Continuing Education credit (CME, CPE, CNE, or CPH)

See the full list of Top 2018 PCD Peer Reviewers.

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