Meet the Blogger! Dr. James Woodall on prison and offender health (and why it should get more attention)

We are very happy to reintroduce our “Meet the Blogger” section with the contribution of Dr. James Woodall. James is a Reader in Health Promotion and currently co-directs the Centre for Health Promotion Research at Leeds Beckett University, UK.  James’ specific research interests are in prison health.  His PhD completed in 2010 examined the health […]

Our latest issue is out! Physical activity, smoking, birth weight, self-rated health and more!

Spring has come in Switzerland. The sun might have distracted me a bit and I forgot to introduce you to our latest issue. Let me make up for it: Blog readers, this is IJPH’s latest issue. IJPH latest issue, these are our blog readers. As you can see from our cover, the main issues in […]

Public Health in a Bundle: Climate change, environment and health!

picture credit   It was all over the news the other day: US President Barack Obama emphasised the impact that climate change has on public health. Our interest in climate change and the enviroment should be well known to our readers:  In the past years, we have published two special issues around such themes: Firstly, […]

Public Health Fun! Diabetic dog and Tuberculosis games

I decided to make another post on Public Health Fun because, well, it is fun! Without further ado, here are my latest discoveries: – I came across this website, from the School of Community and Global Health of the Claremont Graduate University. Amongst other fun links, they also list three more games. Yay! 1. The […]

Factors influencing publication of your MPH master’s thesis in a scientific journal

picture credit   Are you about to finish your Masters in Public Health (MPH)? Are you hoping to publish your thesis in a peer-reviewed journal? Ever wondered what are your chances of having it accepted? Then read on! We just published a study that investigated exactly that! The authors evaluated theses of a MPH program […]

The effect of youth unemployment and economic recession in health. Some unexpected results from Spain

  picture credit The effects of the economic crisis on mental health have been a recurring matter of speculation and research in the past years. The WHO already published a report on the subject in 2011.  Only last month, several studies/data were widely reported in the media: a study from the US showing a sharp […]

New in Knowledge Translation series: Review of interventions and a new decision tool for reaching undersreened populations

The latest addition to our series entitled “Knowledge synthesis, translation and exchange” has just been published and it is a great one, if I might say so myself! Mavis Jones, Brenda Ross, Alyssa Cloth and Laura Heller from Canada, aimed to answer the question: “which interventions have been found effective in supporting underscreened people to […]

Public Health Fun! Bring it on!

Time flies! You can tell that by looking at old pictures. I avoid doing that, so I prefer looking at my old blog posts. It has been almost one year since I last blogged about public health fun! Unacceptable and, hence, about to be corrected. By looking for new public health games, I came across […]

Global health in the center of Europe: upcoming European Conference in Basel, Switzerland

Are you interested in Global Health? We are! So we are very happy that the upcoming (the 9th to be precise) European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health is going to be held here in Switzerland (Basel, from 6-10 September 2015). This Congress’ main focus is summarized in the following sentence: “Driving the best […]

New special issue: Communication Technology, Media Use and the Health of Our Kids

picture credit   Who amongst us – parent or not- has not wondered what are the effects on using computers, mobile phones and the internet for children and young adolescents? The media certainly talk about the subject (here is the most recent example!) Children and young adults seem to constantly use them- at home, at […]

Next Page »