Definition of American Journal of Public Health

American Journal of Public Health: A monthly journal that publishes original research articles that are peer-reviewed in both "general and specialized areas of the science, art, and practice of public health. These areas include: environment, maternal and child health, health promotion, epidemiology, administration, occupational health, education, international health, statistics, etc."

Founded in 1911, the Journal is published by the American Public Health Association (APHA), the largest public health association in the world.

Issues of the Journal feature a theme of vital current interest. Recent examples are: Women's Health, Children's Health, HIV/AIDS, Smoking, Environmental and Occupational Health, Aging and Health, and Health Risks and Mortality.

The online version of the Journal offers supplements and articles that are not available in the print version.


Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2012

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