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About us and our blog

The American Journal of Preventive Medicine is the official journal of the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR). The AJPM blog is a forum for researchers, clinicians, policy experts and others in prevention, public health and related fields to discuss a range of relevant and topical professional issues.

About AJPM
AJPM CoverAJPM publishes articles in the areas of prevention research, teaching, practice and policy. Original research is published on interventions aimed at the prevention of chronic and acute disease and the promotion of individual and community health. Of particular emphasis are papers that address the primary and secondary prevention of important clinical, behavioral and public health issues such as injury and violence, infectious disease, women’s health, smoking, sedentary behaviors and physical activity, nutrition, diabetes, obesity, and alcohol and drug abuse. Papers also address educational initiatives aimed at improving the ability of health professionals to provide effective clinical prevention and public health services. Papers on health services research pertinent to prevention and public health are also published. The journal also publishes official policy statements from the two co-sponsoring organizations, review articles, media reviews, and editorials. Finally, the journal periodically publishes supplements and special theme issues devoted to areas of current interest to the prevention community.

For more information about AJPM‘s sponsoring societies, visit the ACPM and APTR web sites.

About the AJPM blog
The AJPM blog is intended to serve as a platform for professional discussion of topics of interest to the prevention, public and population health communities, as well as others in related disciplines. Posts generally will refer to articles published in the Journal, theme issues and supplements, with occasional posts solicited from outside experts on important developments in the field or other topics of interest. The blog will include links to appropriate content on the AJPM web site as well as other related content not published in the journal but that the blog’s editors believe useful and of interest to readers. Blog posts, whether by AJPM staff or outside contributors, are not considered to be journal articles and thus will not carry AJPM citations or be indexed in PubMed.

The blog’s editor is Stacy Wennstrom.

The opinions expressed in all blog posts are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Journal or its sponsoring societies.

Contact AJPM Editorial Assistant, Stacy Wennstrom, at

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