Editor-in-Chief: Bettina M. Beech, DrPH, MPH
ISSN: 0160-6379
Online ISSN: 1550-5057
Frequency: 4 issues / year
Impact Factor: 0.952
From the Editor

Attention manuscript submitters! When you submit your manuscript on Editorial Manager, please submit directly to the issue you wish to have consider your manuscript. Look at the list of upcoming issues on the website then choose the specific issue editor at the appropriate time in the electronic submission process.

Welcome to Family & Community Health’s website.  This electronic journal platform is easy to use to find journal content, collaborate and share innovative health care ideas in family and community health.  New features introduced in this platform include: 

  • Editor’s Picks showcase selected articles included in the journal over the past year.
  • Up-coming issue themes and contact information for issue editors are in the section for authors
  • A preview of the next issue so you can see what to watch for
  • New options for delivering articles that include an enhanced HTML format for easier reading.
  • New ways to customize the site, including saved searches, personal article collections, e-mail and RSS alerts, and more.

To use these features, all you need to do is register.  Click on the “Register” button located at the top right corner of the website. Then enter your subscriber account number that is located on your journal label just above your name. Now you will have full, unrestricted access to all the site’s easy-to-use features. If you have already registered, then all you have to do is log in as your have always done to begin taking advantage of all the new features.


Current Issue Highlights


Upcoming Issues

39:1 Immigrant Health
Click here for the full Call for Papers description
Due to Special Issue Editor – April 1, 2015
Michael Rodriguez, M.D.
Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Medicine
Steven P. Wallace, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Community Health Sciences
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
10960 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1550
Los Angeles, CA 90024; 310/794-0910

39:2 Violence (Exact title forthcoming)
Click here for the full Call for Papers description
Manuscripts due to Special Issue Editor – July 1, 2015
Satya Rao, PhD
Associate Professor
University of New Mexico
Department of Public Health Sciences
New Mexico State University
3HLS, P.O. Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM  88003-8001
505/646-6714 (O) 505/647-4343 (Fax)

39:3 Physical activity and obesity prevention
Click here for the full Call for Papers description
Manuscripts due to Special Issue Editor – October 5, 2015
Abigail Gamble, PhD, CHES
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
University of Mississippi Medical Center
2500 North State Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39216
(601) 984-1020 (phone)

39:4 Environmental Justice (exact title forthcoming)
Click here for the full Call for Papers description
Manuscripts due to Special Issue Editor – January 5, 2016
Scott McPhee, MS, MPA, DrPH, OT, FAOTA
School of Health Sciences
Indiana Wesleyan University
4201 South Washington Street
4512 Warrier Trail SW
Lilburn, GA 30047
770/381-8679 (H)

For more upcoming issue topics, please visit the Information for Authors page.