Campus: CSU Chico -- February 21, 2003
New Online Journal Focuses on Health Education
California State University, Chico’s Department of Health and
Community Services is launching an online quarterly journal next month
geared to assisting health practitioners.
The new scholarly journal is called the “Californian Journal of
Health Promotion.” The first issue will posted on the journal’s
Web site– http://www.cjhp.org–on
Articles are currently being solicited for the journal’s second
issue, which has the theme “Mexican American Health and Mexican
American Health Education in California.”
The journal will focus on health education and health promotion practice,
teaching, research and issues of interest to practitioners in California
and the surrounding Western states.
The journal has distinctive features other than being located online.
Editor Mark Tomita, CSU, Chico professor in health and community services,
said it will differ from other health education and promotion journals
by being local, rather than national or international, in scope. The
journal will also be unusual by publishing multimedia presentations,
along with traditional manuscripts, to take advantage of Internet technologies.
In addition, the journal will be free to users. Most journals charge
subscription fees or require membership in a professional association,
Many of the articles in the new journal would be coming from health
practitioners “in the field,” Tomita said, as opposed to
coming exclusively from professors and researchers. Like other scholarly
journals, though, submissions will be peer-reviewed by the editorial
board, Tomita said.
Assisting with the journal will be 19 associate editors and 16 assistant
editors, including CSU, Chico faculty members Becky Damazo, Lyndall
Ellingson, Diana Flannery, Pamela Johansen, Paul Lopez and Steve Shive.
Tomita said the journal is needed to promote continual education among
health practitioners. “They can benefit from getting most current
information, and see what models are working in other counties, and
then they can try them,” he said.
For more information on the Californian Journal of Health Promotion,
contact Tomita at 530-898-4417.
Media CONTACT: Joe Wills, 530-898-4143