Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada: Research, Policy and Practice

About Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada: Research, Policy and Practice

A publication of the Public Health Agency of Canada

Published by authority of the Minister of Health.
© His Majesty the King in Right of Canada, 2023
ISSN 2368-738X (Online)

Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada: Research, Policy and Practice (the HPCDP Journal) is a bilingual, peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch. The journal is open access and does not charge article processing fees.

The Journal provides accessible, high-quality evidence to advance our understanding of chronic diseases, injuries, life course health and health equity for application of disease prevention, health promotion and disparity reduction in public health.

The HPCDP Journal welcomes articles on Canadian-based or -focussed research, studies using Canadian data, or those relevant to the health of Canadians. International submissions will only be considered if they include Canadian data, results (e.g. as part of multi-country studies) and/or evidence-based discussion of implications for public health in Canada.

It is also committed to the use of sex- and gender-based analysis in health research. Additional priority areas include the COVID-19 pandemic and its links to chronic disease and health equity; mental health; healthy living; Indigenous health; population health interventions; and environmental health.

As a monthly publication, the Journal provides timely scientific reporting and includes content from Agency, governmental and non-governmental contributors. It is an authoritative knowledge platform for researchers, public health practitioners, health policy planners, community professionals, health educators and students.

All views and opinions expressed in Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Public Health Agency of Canada or the Government of Canada.

At a glance

  • Diamond Open Access
  • 2022 CiteScore: 4.0 (Scopus)
  • 2022 5-year Impact Factor: 3.6 (Web of Science)
  • Among top 1/3rd of open access public health journals (SCImago)
  • Indexed in Index Medicus/MEDLINE, DOAJ, Scopus, SciSearch®, Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition and ProQuest
  • Archived in PubMed Central and Government of Canada Publications Catalogue

Editorial Office and Associate Scientific Editors

Robert Geneau, PhD

Margaret de Groh, PhD
Associate Editor-in-Chief

Tracie O. Afifi, PhD
Associate Scientific Editor

Minh T. Do, PhD
Associate Scientific Editor

Justin J. Lang, PhD
Associate Scientific Editor

Scott Leatherdale, PhD
Associate Scientific Editor

Gavin McCormack, PhD
Associate Scientific Editor

Heather Orpana, PhD
Associate Scientific Editor

Kelly Skinner, PhD
Associate Scientific Editor

Alexander Tsertsvadze, MD, PhD
Associate Scientific Editor

Paul Villeneuve, PhD
Associate Scientific Editor

Neel Rancourt, BA
Managing Editor

Sylvain Desmarais, BA, BEd
Production Editor

Nicolas Fleet, BSocSc
Assistant Production Editor

Susanne Moehlenbeck
Assistant Editor

Vanessa de Rubeis, PhD
Junior Editor

Joanna Odrowaz, BSc
Freelance Copyeditor

Anna Olivier, PhD
Freelance Copyeditor

Dawn Slawecki, BA
Freelance Copyeditor

Jasna Vrzic
Web Content Manager

Editorial Board

Caroline Bergeron, DrPH
Public Health Agency of Canada

Lisa Bourque Bearskin, PhD
Thompson Rivers University

Martin Chartier, DMD, MPH
Indigenous Services Canada

Erica Di Ruggiero, PhD
University of Toronto

Leonard Jack, Jr, PhD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Howard Morrison, PhD
Public Health Agency of Canada

Jean-Claude Moubarac, PhD
Université de Montréal

Candace Nykiforuk, PhD
University of Alberta

Jennifer O’Loughlin, PhD
Université de Montréal

Scott Patten, MD, PhD, FRCPC
University of Calgary

Mark Tremblay, PhD
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute

Joslyn Trowbridge, MPP
University of Toronto

Mailing Address:

Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
Public Health Agency of Canada
785 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9

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