CFS: Health Ed & Promotion


The Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health is soliciting manuscripts for the 2013 continuing education theme issues on Health Education and Promotion. We invite submissions that address optimizing women’s health and reproductive health outcomes. Potential topics include:

 Health education: beyond patient handouts
 Use of social media in health education and promotion
 Promoting healthy habits
 Health promotion recommendations by age group
 Obesity
 Cardiovascular disease prevention
 Diabetes prevention
 Cancer screening
 Health disparities
 Types of psychotherapy/counseling
 Exercise
 Smoking cessation
 Substance abuse
 Sexual health
 Contraception, particularly long-acting reversible contraception (LARC)
 Health promotion for postmenopausal women
 Management of unintended pregnancy
 Preconception care
 Interconception care and/or birth spacing
 Genetics
 Prevention of birth defects
 Environmental health
 Preventing teratogenic exposures during pregnancy

Other relevant topics are welcome. All types of articles will be considered. The deadline for initial manuscript submission is August 1, 2012.
Please send your proposed topic, type of article, and contact information to JMWH Editor-in-Chief Frances E. Likis, CNM, NP, DrPH, FACNM, at:

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CFP: Health Promotion Summit

Call for Abstracts Extended until November 9th

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) is requesting innovative disease prevention and health promotion programs for presentation at the 2012 National Health Promotion Summit: Prevention. Promotion. Progress., April 10-11, 2012, in Washington, DC.

This is an exciting era for health promotion. Health reform’s Affordable Care Act has elevated the importance and potential of prevention in improving health. The clearly articulated focus on prevention corresponds well with the ambitious goals and objectives recently set by the latest iteration of Healthy People. For the past 30 years, Healthy People has been committed to improving the quality of our Nation’s health by producing a framework for public health prevention priorities and actions. Healthy People 2020 has grown significantly to encompass an even broader range of issues, greatly expanding the settings of health promotion programs and the experience and background of those working in the field.

Federal, state and local governments, businesses, non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and other groups are using Healthy People 2020 in their strategic planning and to benchmark their efforts. Large scale national initiatives and a wide array of community programs are also using Healthy People 2020 to track progress and measure success. Examples of the national initiatives include: National Prevention Strategy, Let’s Move, the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities, and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, to name just a few.

Your work is part of this collective effort. With this Summit, HHS will highlight the vast number of disease prevention and health promotion efforts that are working to improve the health of all Americans. We invite abstracts that demonstrate innovative efforts from all sectors. No matter where you fit into this collaboration, the Summit provides an opportunity to showcase your contributions as we gather to share ideas, learn from one another, generate momentum, and celebrate the many new opportunities during this unprecedented time.

Full information at:

CFS: Encyclo Primary Prevention, Health Promotion

Because the Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion 2nd edition (Tom Gullotta and Martin Bloom, Senior Editors) has now grown from 1 to 4 volumes and is projected to total more than 3200 pages, we are actively searching for writing teams for several unassigned entries and would ask those who might be interested in contributing to this major undertaking to visit the website under development to review those writing opportunities. Further, if you see something we’ve missed please suggest that entry and don’t be bashful about nominating yourself and colleagues to do it. The website address is

Please feel free to pass this message along to other appropriate websites and message boards. 

Please send your suggestions and nominations to: