Call for Papers: Family & Community Health Journal's Special Issue on CBPR

March 25, 2009

The interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal Family & Community Health will produce an issue on community based participatory health (CBPR). Articles are due by September 1, 2009 to Issue Co-Editors Elnora (Nonie) P. Mendias and Elizabeth (Liz) Reifsnider at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing in Galveston, Texas. Please submit manuscripts for consideration electronically to and

Articles are being solicited on CBPR topics as follows:
* CBPR and policy
* Building CBPR infrastructure
* CBPR and environmental health
* Building community partnerships for CBPR
* Using CBPR with vulnerable populations
* CBPR research
* Examples of research using CBPR
* Evaluation research using CBPR

Family & Community Health (FCH) focuses on healthcare practitioners regardless of area of practice.  The journal's common goal is to provide a forum to discuss a holistic approach to family and community healthcare and primary healthcare, including health promotion and disease prevention.  Each issue of FCH focuses on a specific topic that can be used by faculty, practitioners, and students in a range of healthcare disciplines.

FCH is indexed in the Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature (CINAHL); Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences; Research Alert; Social SciSearch; Family Studies Database; Health Promotion and Education Database; Cancer Prevention and Control Database; Nursing Abstracts; Psychological Abstracts; PsychINFO; PsysLIT; Journals@ovid; Sociological Abstracts; Social Planning/Policy & Development Abstracts; MEDLINE; MEDLARS; and Index Medicus.

For further information about the journal or to access the Author Guide on the Family & Community Health website at