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June 1994

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: Call for Papers

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1994;148(6):563-564. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1994.02170060017001

FIFTEEN YEARS ago, the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare published Healthy People: The Surgeon General's Report on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention1 as a primary strategy for improving the health of US citizens and emphasizing health promotion as an essential element of the prevention imperative. In 1991, the publication of Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives2 set forth priorities and specific objectives for health promotion, health protection, and preventive services and developed goals to enhance quality of life, decrease preventable death and disability, achieve universal access for preventive services, and reduce disparities in health status. Today, with clinicians, researchers, analysts, and policy makers striving to develop health care systems that provide accessible, affordable, and comprehensive health care, the concepts of health promotion and disease prevention have emerged at the forefront of the reform debate and are receiving greater attention than perhaps ever