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Tools for Public Health Practice Checklist


checkboxThe topic is of interest to PCD readers.

checkboxThe topic fits the mission of the journal to address the interface between applied prevention research and public health practice in chronic disease prevention.

checkboxThe article is written intentionally as an instructional article; it focuses on teaching readers how to apply a particular method.

checkboxThe article is well suited as a Tools for Public Health Practice. It is not better suited as another type of article.

checkboxThe title correctly reflects the content of the article

checkboxThe abstract correctly reflects the content of the article.

checkboxThe public health context of the “tool” is explained.

checkboxDefinitions of terms specific to the context of the manuscript are provided.

checkboxThe tool is described in such a way that allows others with sufficient skills and interest to implement it on their own.

checkboxThe manuscript is clearly and concisely written and is free of jargon.

checkboxThe article is well organized.

checkboxThe citations are up to date and relevant.

checkboxAll statements requiring citations have citations.

checkboxTables, figures, illustrations, photographs, or other visuals are well constructed, easy to comprehend, and visually appealing.

checkboxThe strengths and weaknesses of the tool are objectively evaluated.

checkboxIf appropriate, areas of future research are suggested.

checkboxThe article ends with a clear, concise conclusion.

checkboxThe text of the article has no more than 3,000 words; the abstract, no more than 250 words; references, no more than 40; tables, no more than 3; figures, no more than 2; or a combination of tables and figures that does not exceed 5 items.

The opinions expressed by authors contributing to this journal do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the authors’ affiliated institutions.

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