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Year : 1987  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 12-26

The role of health journal in the delivery of health care.

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The functions of public health journals, the titles of articles on relevant topics published by the Indian Journal of Public Health, and a brief summary of the history of this journal are included. Health journals reflect the fact that 80% of Indian medicine is primary, preventive and community service. Their role has expanded recently into environmental, mental and occupational health. Health journals are expected to publish the frontiers of knowledge, present new findings and treatments, aid in training of manpower, publish results of surveys, analyze problems due to epidemics and specific diseases, further health education in local languages, educate health workers and the public on community health participation, publish reports, meetings, seminars, workshops, lectures and policy resolutions. The actual articles published by the Indian Journal of Public Health are listed by type of article, such as editorials, health policy, preventive medicine, communicable diseases, health education, environmental health, statistical data and lead articles. Then articles are enumerated by title, in 9 categories totaling 454 titles. The Indian Journal of Public Health was begun in 1956, the date of the founding of the association.

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