The Australian Journal of Primary Health is published by CSIRO PUBLISHING on behalf of the Australian Institute for Primary Care and Ageing and School of Public Health and Human Biosciences , La Trobe University in association with the Primary and Community Health Network. The Journal is a refereed, international journal that publishes research articles, policy reports and analyses, systematic literature reviews, reports of evidence-based practice, book reviews, and letters. The focus of the Australian Journal of Primary Health is on the integration of theory and practice in primary health utilising perspectives from a range of disciplines. Articles cover a range of issues influencing community health services and primary health care, particularly comprehensive primary health care research, evidence-based practice (excluding discipline-specific clinical interventions) and primary health care policy issues.
The Australian Journal of Primary Health is a peer-reviewed journal designed to publish articles on a range of issues influencing community health services and primary health care. The definition of primary health care applicable to the Journal is as defined in the 1978 Declaration of Alma Ata, Article VII.
The Australian Journal of Primary Health aims to:
- Support the integration of theory and practice in primary health care.
- Publish research articles, policy reports and analyses, book reviews, the views of practitioners, consumers, students, caregivers, and special interest groups, and descriptions of professional practice initiatives in the field of primary health.
- Promote the standing and visibility of primary health care and community health services.
- Provide a forum for community discussion and information exchange.
- Support and inform critical discussion on primary health and community services in relation to Australia´s multicultural and diverse society.
- Encourage and inform discussion on the integration of ecological health in primary health care.
- Promote quality improvement and best practice in all areas of primary health care.
The Journal has a readership throughout Australia and overseas who have an interest in primary health.
We gratefully acknowledge support from the Victorian Department of Health.
Current Issue: Volume 19 (4)
Impact Factor: 0.755 (2012)