CFS: J Health Care for the Poor and Underserved

The Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved publishes original papers, commentaries, brief communications, reports from the field, columns, and reviews regarding the health of low-income and other medically underserved people. We welcome manuscripts. Though our concerns–access to, quality of, and cost of health care–are universal, our focus is on North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Questions about the suitability of a topic should be sent to: JournalQuestion@mmc.edu  Our mailing address, telephone numbers, and fax number are:

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Meharry Medical College, 1005 D. B. Todd Blvd., Nashville, TN 37208 | Phone: 1-800-669-1269 or (615) 327-6819 | FAX: (615) 327-6362

Research reports, literature reviews (only in under-studied areas), policy analyses, evaluations of innovative or otherwise noteworthy health and health care programs; 2,501-10,000 words. Commentary on timely or controversial issues; referenced as appropriate; 1,000-4,000 words. Brief research reports, literature reviews (only in under-studied areas), policy analyses, evaluations of innovative or otherwise noteworthy health and health care programs; up to 2,500 words. Reports from the Field: This section of the journal is intended for brief, descriptive papers about programs, workshops, symposiums, courses, and other interventions that we believe will interest our readers. While still hewing to the highest standards for timeliness and accuracy. Reports are not structured as research papers and do not contain statistical analyses. Innovative and/or newsworthy events especially will interest our readers. We recommend a limit of 2,000 words. A column published in the journal since 2005, Heroes and Great Ideas is a space for telling the stories of people and initiatives that have worked successfully to improve life in medically underserved communities. Styles adopted vary widely and include traditional biographical or historical accounts, essays, and narratives. We welcome submissions to this section, which is reviewed by members of the editorial staff and editorial board. We recommend a limit of 2,000 words. Critical summaries of books, reports, videotapes, educational materials, and other materials of interest to our readers; 500-1,500 words. Full details at the journal’s Web site:

http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_health_care_for_the_poor_and_underserved/

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