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Call for Papers: AJPH to Publish a Special Edition Issue on AAPI Health

February 24, 2009

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum is partnering with the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) to publish a special edition which focuses on the health and health care needs of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities.
 
There are over 13 million Asian Americans, and over one half million Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Disparities and inequities experienced by Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders have been largely unacknowledged because of stereotyping and lack of data.
 
This issue of AJPH is intended to help build the evidence base that can inform health programming and policy. Emphasis will be placed on research that examines disparities, cultural and linguistic competency, discrimination, and best practices/promising models in capacity building, health programming and health care. Additionally, we are interested in manuscripts that feature the use of community-based participatory research, small-sampling methodologies, surname and small-area probability sampling, economic analyses (cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit), meta-analyses, and policy-oriented research.
 
Potential authors are encouraged to consider the different categories of manuscripts as indicated on the AJPH website. All manuscripts will undergo the standard peer review process by the AJPH editors and peer referees as defined by AJPH policy. Submit manuscripts to http://submit.ajph.org by June 30, 2009.

Please submit manuscripts directly to AJPH, but feel free to contact APIAHF at ajphspecialedition@apiahf.org with any questions. Click on link to download information flyer: http://www.apiahf.org/downloads/AJPH_CFP.pdf