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American Journal of Preventive Medicine
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The American Journal of Preventive Medicine is the official journal of the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research. It publishes articles in the areas of prevention research, teaching, practice and policy. Original research is published on interventions aimed at the prevention of chronic and acute disease and the promotion of individual and community health. Of particular emphasis are papers that address the primary and secondary prevention of important clinical, behavioral and public health issues such as injury and violence, infectious disease, women's health, smoking, sedentary behaviors and physical activity, nutrition, diabetes, obesity, and alcohol and drug abuse.

Papers also address educational initiatives aimed at improving the ability of health professionals to provide effective clinical prevention and public health services. Papers on health services research pertinent to prevention and public health are also published. Additionally, the journal publishes official policy statements from the two co-sponsoring organizations, review articles, media reviews, and editorials. Finally, the journal periodically publishes supplements and special theme issues devoted to areas of current interest to the prevention community. 


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AJPM ranks in the top 10 percent of journals in the Public, Environmental and Occupational Health category of Thomson Reuters' Journal Citation Report.


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Household Gun Ownership and Youth Suicide Rates at the State Level, 2005–2015Open in a New Window

Determining whether the prevalence of gun ownership is associated with youth suicide is critical to inform policy to address this problem. The objective of this study is to investigate the relationship between the prevalence of household gun ownership in a state and that state's rate of youth suicide.


Trends in Receipt of Contraceptive Services: Young Women in the U.S., 2002–2015Open in a New Window

In order to understand adolescent girls’ and young women's use of contraceptive services, this paper examines trends in receipt of contraceptive services, focusing on provider type and payment source.


A National Comparison of Suicide Among Medicaid and Non-Medicaid YouthOpen in a New Window

In the U.S., youth enrolled in Medicaid experience more risk factors for suicide, such as mental illness, than youth not enrolled in Medicaid. To inform a national suicide prevention strategy, this study presents suicide rates in a sample of youth enrolled in Medicaid and compares them with rates in the non-Medicaid population.


Prevalence and Correlates of Diabetes Prevention Program Referral and ParticipationOpen in a New Window

As the burden of type 2 diabetes rises, there is increasing focus on improving the reach of evidence-based lifestyle interventions. Using nationally representative data, this study identifies how frequently at-risk adults are being referred to and participating in diabetes prevention programming, and explores correlates of referral, participation, and interest.


BMI, Physical Inactivity, and Pap Test Use in Asian Women in the U.S.Open in a New Window

In the U.S., limited epidemiologic studies have investigated associations between BMI and physical inactivity and Pap test use among Asian women. The aim was to disentangle associations using data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System between 2014 and 2016.


Change in Children's Physical Activity: Predictors in the Transition From Elementary to Middle SchoolOpen in a New Window

Interventions to promote physical activity in children should be informed by knowledge of the factors that influence physical activity behavior during critical developmental transitions. The purpose of this study is to identify, from a comprehensive, multidomain set of factors, those that are associated with change in objectively measured physical activity in children as they transition from elementary to middle school.


Impacts of Federal Prevention Funding on Reported Gonorrhea and Chlamydia RatesOpen in a New Window

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention allocates funds annually to jurisdictions nationwide for sexually transmitted infection prevention activities. The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of federal sexually transmitted infection prevention funding for reducing rates of reported sexually transmitted infections.


Repeat Self-Inflicted Injury Among U.S. Youth in a Large Medical Claims DatabaseOpen in a New Window

This study describes characteristics of nonfatal self-inflicted injuries and incidence of repeat self-inflicted injuries among a large convenience sample of youth (aged 10–24 years) with Medicaid or commercial insurance.


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