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Upcoming Conference: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Expo 2018

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APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo is the largest annual gathering of public health professionals. 

Meet our Editors at Booth #1946

Featured blog: How do middle-aged social drinkers perceive their alcohol consumption?

New Content ItemResearch recently published in BMC Public Health found that rather than having health concerns, middle-aged drinkers who consume low-levels of alcohol, place more importance on their drinking behaviors conforming to socially acceptable narratives of their age, gender and identity.

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Featured article: Short-term changes in nightlife attendance and patron intoxication following alcohol restrictions in Queensland, Australia.

Restricting the sale of alcohol in the nightlife venues of Fortitude Valley, Brisbane may have led to a reduction in the number of highly intoxicated people in the area on a Saturday night, a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health suggests. ​​​​​​​


Featured article: Who becomes a volunteer? Factors associated with taking up voluntary work

People with higher socioeconomic status, people who are married, attend church, and/or have previous volunteering experience are more likely to become volunteers.

APHA Conference: Creating the Healthiest Nation - Health Equity Now

Please see our Public Health Open Access Page for featured articles related to the upcoming APHA Conference. 

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Featured article: More young people are choosing not to try alcohol

Young people in England aren’t just drinking less alcohol – a new study published in BMC Public Health shows that more of them are never trying alcohol at all.

BMC Public Health is recruiting new Associate Editors

We are recruiting new Associate Editors to join our international editorial board, helping to provide expertise on a wide range of different subject disciplines.


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Aims and scope

BMC Public Health is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on the epidemiology of disease and the understanding of all aspects of public health. The journal has a special focus on the social determinants of health, the environmental, behavioral, and occupational correlates of health and disease, and the impact of health policies, practices and interventions on the community.


Section Editors


Michelle Turner, Section Editor

Michelle C Turner is an Assistant Research Professor at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal, formerly CREAL), Barcelona, Spain as well as Affiliate Scientist at the McLaughlin Centre for Population Health Risk Assessment, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.  She joined the Editorial Board of BMC Public Health in 2013.

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