Clinical Health Promotion – Research & Best Practice for patients, staff and community were introduced in 2011 as the official journal for the international HPH Network.The wish was to have a focused journal that provides a platform for a lively interaction between specialist and experts in the growing field of Clinical Health Promotion.

The name of the journal ‘Clinical Health Promotion’ brings together different areas, staff, expertise and strategies handling health promotion in a clinical setting, with the term clinical referring to all professions with a daily patient contact. Clinical Health Promotion focus on the interaction between patients, staff and community, and Clinical Health Promotion can thus be seen as the process by which clinicians enable patients to increase control over and improve their health and the determinants thereof. 

Clinical Health Promotion focus both on immediate treatments results on short term and on the improvement of health gain on the long term.

Editorial: Clinical Health Promotion – what does it mean? (Clin. Health Promot. 2011;2:39-40)

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The overall aim of the journal is to support the work towards better health gain by integrating Health Promotion into the organisational structure and culture of the hospitals and health services. This is done by significant improvement of the worldwide publications of on clinical health promotion based on best evidence-based practice; including staff competences and patient preferences.

The journal is disseminated online to a long list of HPH members, partners and scholars interested in the newest research within the field of Clinical Health Promotion.

In the spirit of the HPH network, the journal is open access with all issues available at There are no fees required for publishing manuscripts, as the HPH Network and the Publisher (Clinical Health Promotion Centre, Health Sciences, Lund University) do not wish to make limited funds or finances a constraint for the authors in the pursuit to share their results and research.

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