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2017 Public Health Reports Partners Meeting

The 2017 Public Health Reports Partners Meeting took place March 17, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. The meeting provided an opportunity for the editorial committee to meet in person as a group and develop a strategic plan for 2017 and beyond. The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health would like to thank attendees, moderators, and presenters for taking the time to attend the PHR Partners Meeting. Their commitment to and support of the journal is paramount in our mission to grow and advance Public Health Reports.

[Photo: Dr. Vivek H. Murthy and PHR Editorial Committee and partners]

In attendance were PHR editorial committee members Dr. Fred Shaw, editor in chief; Dr. Andrey Kuzmichev, managing editor; Dr. Lynn Wilcox, consulting editor; Dr. Betsy Thompson, HHS; Dr. Hazel Dean, CDC; Dr. Joe Bates, Arkansas; Dr. Russell Kirby, South Florida; Dr. William Aldis, Thammasat University; Ms. Amanda Cash, HHS; Mr. Mark Robson, Rutgers; Dr. Zygmunt Dembek, Uniformed Services University; Dr. Beth Resnick, Hopkins; Dr. Marlynn May, Texas A&M; Mr. Scott Burris, Temple; Dr. Richard S. Kurz, UT Health; and special guests U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy; Dr. Nazleen Bharmal, USOSG; Mr. Jeff Engel, CSTE; and Ms. Tara Newby, SAGE.

Dean Gary Raskob, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Public Health, and former chair of ASPPH Board of Directors welcomed the board on behalf of ASPPH, acknowledged the support of the Surgeon General’s office and CDC and introduced Dr. Murthy. Dr. Murthy greeted the board and expressed his appreciation of the hard work and dedication the PHR editorial committee and partners do on behalf of the journal and shared his vision of for the future of PHR. Dr. Murthy stressed the importance of the journal as it ties into the core mission and key initiatives of his office.

Published  since 1878, PHR serves as an informative and accessible resource for practitioners, professors, scholars and students of public health. Institutional subscribers include federal agencies, state and local health departments,  university, hospitals, libraries, and the private sector. Published in collaboration with ASPPH since 1999, the bi-monthly, peer-reviewed journal provides important research and presents key discussions on the major issues confronting the public health community. PHR welcomes contributions that complement the mission and purpose of the journal to facilitate the movement of science into public health practice and policy to positively affect the health and wellness of the American public; to publish scholarly manuscripts that describe new and innovative ways to deliver essential services, leading to improved quality, enhanced efficiency, and reduced costs; and  to publish evaluations of public health programs that describe models of practice that can be replicated by others and that describe lessons learned. With an average of over 10,00 full text downloads a month, the journal’s contributors are on the front line of public health and they present their work in a readable and accessible format.