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Canadian Public Health Association

Publication Submission Instructions

Interested in publishing on our blog or in Public Health Digest?

Submissions should be 1,000 words or less. Work done for academic courses and works of different formats (e.g., videos) are also accepted. Authors must be current members. Submit your work for consideration or send your questions by email to the Student Director.

We accept submissions on any topics related to public health, such as: 

Transition Experiences

These include personal stories about the transition from undergraduate programs to graduate school, from graduate school to practicum placements, and/or from school into the workforce. These pieces are geared towards providing tips to students about navigating the field, no matter what their point of entry.

Current Issues in Public Health

These include position statements or editorial-like pieces regarding current issues in public health. These need to be relevant to the news and must be timely. These pieces will be fast-tracked through the review process, to ensure that they make it on the website in a timely manner.

New Research

These include brief summaries of exciting new research in the field of public health. These are not limited to your own research; they can include policy papers and/or reviews on new findings that will likely create a lasting impact on the field.

Career Advice

These can be in an interview-like format with someone in the field who may be considered a mentor. These pieces may range from how to find a practicum placement to how to navigate the field and find the right job for you. These will require the author to interview someone who is established in their field and ask questions relevant to those just starting in the field of public health. NOTE: Please consult with the editors prior to embarking on this as we must discuss the direction of the piece prior to the interview taking place.

Student/Early Career Professional Opportunities (e.g., internships, practicum placements, public health conferences/workshops)

These include written excerpts by public health-related organizations regarding opportunities of interest for undergraduate and graduate students and/or early career professionals. These excerpts may be accompanied by a personal summary of experience from past students to further inform interested students.