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Journal Overview

The Health Promotion Journal of Australia, an official publication of the Australian Health Promotion Association, aims to facilitate communication between researchers, practitioners and policymakers involved in health promotion activities. Preference is given to practical examples of policies, theories, strategies and programs that utilise educational, organisational, economic and/or environmental approaches to health promotion and their evaluation. We also publish papers and brief reports on programs, professional viewpoints, guidelines for practice and evaluation methodologies. The journal is published three times a year in print and online.

For all Journal-related enquiries, please contact the Editor In Chief

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Call for Expression of Interest 

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF/EDITORIAL TEAM: Health Promotion Journal of Australia

The Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA) is seeking an Editor in Chief/ Editorial team with an established track record of publishing in high quality international journals, a person/team with excellent leadership skills and the ambition and vision to drive this innovative health promotion journal forward. For full details please click here.




Research, Evaluation and Evidence Translation (REET) Committee

The REET Committee is a standing committee of the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA®) Board of Directors. Its role and function is to oversee all aspects of the governance, operations and production of the Health Promotion Journal of Australia (HPJA), in consultation with the HPJA Editor‐in‐Chief, HPJA Editorial Board and the contracted publishing house. It also provides strategic advice to the AHPA Board of Directors about research, evaluation and evidence translation matters pertinent to the health promotion profession and discipline.

The purpose of the REET Committee is to ensure the HPJA Editorial Team is supported to facilitate the communication of health promotion evidence and critical thinking that is relevant to the interests of practitioners, researchers and policy makers.


HPJA Special Issue: Injury Prevention and Health Promotion!

The Editor in Chief of the Health Promotion Journal of Australia is calling for abstracts for this special edition. Note the closing date February 28 2017.

We are pleased to inform you that the 2017 Special Issue is titled “Injury Prevention and Health Promotion” and will be edited by David Sleet (CDC) and Richard Franklin (James Cook University).

The Special Issue will focus on the intersection between preventing injuries (unintentional and violence-related) and promoting health, considering the following topics:

  • Priority topics of national importance (e.g. traffic injury, traumatic brain injury, falls, drowning)
  • Areas of recent growing concern (e.g. youth suicide, mobile phone use, youth sports concussion, home safety)
  • Areas likely to be of interest to HPJA readership / practitioners (e.g. child injury, theory-driven interventions, surveillance)
  • Interventions (including RCTs) and systematic reviews that inform policy and practice

Should you wish to be part of this important issue, please submit an abstract outlining the content of your manuscript (up to 250 words) no later than February 28 2017 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will make a decision on the suitability of the abstract and contact you within 7 days.

Before submission please carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at

Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at according to the following timetable:
Abstract Due: February 28 2017 (submit via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Manuscript Due: April 17 2017
First Round of Reviews: May 29 2017
Publication Date: December 2017

Contributions are welcomed from injury prevention and health promotion policy makers and practitioners, evaluators and researchers. Please forward to colleagues who may be interested in being part of this special issue.

Editor in Chief
Jonine Jancey

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Update – Jan 2017:
The Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA®) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from AHPA members interested in a newly created role as a Digital Strategy Expert on the Research, Evaluation and Evidence Translation (REET) Committee responsible for facilitating the dissemination of evidence and evaluation using digital and social media strategies.

For more information, follow the links below:
Call for Expressions of Interest to join the Research Evaluation and Evidence Translation (Technology) Committee

REET Committee Terms of Reference


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