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.

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Current Issue Highlights


Upcoming Issues

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)

40.1 Advancing Theory in Health Promotion and Community Health
Manuscripts due to Issue Editors:  April 1, 2016
Paul Branscum, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Health and Exercise Science
The University of Oklahoma
1401 Asp Avenue
HHC 112
Norman, OK 73019

Adam Knowlden, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Health Science
The University of Alabama Russell Hall 457A (P.O. Box 870311)
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0311

40.2: Latino Health
Manuscripts due to Issue Editors: July 1, 2016
Isabel Scarinci, PhD, MPH
Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine
Associate Director for Faculty Development - Division of Preventive Medicine
Associate Director for Globalization and Cancer – Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Mercedes Morales-Aleman, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Alabama at Birmingham

40.3: Community Approaches to Cardiovascular Health
Manuscripts due to Issue Editor: October 1, 2016
Keith Norris, MD, PhD
University of California at Los Angeles

40.4: 40th Anniversary Issue – Open Topic
Manuscripts due to Issue Editor:   January 5, 2017
Bettina M. Beech, DrPH, MPH
Associate Vice Chancellor for Population Health
Professor of Pediatrics and Family Medicine
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS  39236
(601) 984-1020 (phone)
For more upcoming issue topics, please visit the Information for Authors page.