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.
© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, 2019
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 of 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 HPCDP Journal publishes monthly articles on disease prevention, health promotion and health equity in the areas of chronic diseases, injuries and life course health. Content includes research from fields such as public/community health, epidemiology, biostatistics, the behavioural and social sciences, and health services or economics.

The journal fosters collaboration between researchers, public health practitioners, health policy planners and related community professionals. It accepts all articles presenting Canadian research, studies using Canadian data or based on interventions conducted in Canada, or relevant to the Canadian context.

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
  • 2020 CiteScore: 3.9 (Scopus)
  • 2020 Impact Factor: 3.24 (Web of Science) 
  • 175 000+ visits in 2019 (
  • 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

Anne-Marie Ugnat, PhD

Robert Geneau, PhD

Tracie O. Afifi, PhD
Associate Scientific Editor

Minh T. Do, PhD
Associate Scientific Editor

Scott Leatherdale, PhD
Associate Scientific Editor

Gavin McCormack, PhD
Associate Scientific Editor

Barry Pless, CM, MD, FRCPC
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

Susanne Moehlenbeck
Assistant Editor

Chanelle Ayoub, BSc
Junior Editor

Nicholas Cheta, BHSc
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
Employment and Social Development 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

Richard Stanwick, MD, FRCPC, FAAP
Island Health

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
Address Locator 6809B
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9

COVID-19 update for authors, reviewers, editors and readers

The Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Journal continues to operate normally at this time to provide timely open access publication of research content. However, in light of the current situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and our ties to public health, we appreciate that challenges may arise in your work, your ability to conduct and/or review research, and your ability to prepare or revise manuscript submissions.  As such, the Journal will remain supportive and flexible with editorial and production deadlines. We encourage authors, peer reviewers and editors to reach out to us if you need additional time or accommodation.

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