Public Health Reports
Public Health Reports (PHR) is the official journal of the U.S. Public Health Service. Published since 1878, PHR has been one of the public health community's key information resources in the field of public health. PHR is a peer-reviewed journal, published on a bi-monthly basis, offering articles in three main areas: public health practice, research, and viewpoints/commentaries.
Since 1999, PHR has been published by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) through the Office of the Surgeon General. View the table of contents of recent issues or subscribe to Public Health Reports .
Surgeon General's Perspectives
In each issue of PHR, the Surgeon General provides the "Surgeon General's Perspectives", which communicates important national public health issues. Here are the most recent 'Perspectives' from the Surgeon General:
- Reducing Exposure to Secondhand Smoke: Let's Keep the Momentum Going (PDF), July/August 2016
- A Promise Fulfilled—Addressing the Nation's Opioid Crisis Collectively (PDF), May/June 2016
- Oral Health in America, 2000 to Present: Progress Made, But Challenges Remain (PDF), March/April 2016
- A Season of Hope, A Season of Action: Addressing Mental Health through Faith Communities (PDF), November/December 2015
- Making Communities Walkable for Older Adults (PDF), September/October 2015
- Community Water Fluoridation: One of CDC’s “10 Great Public Health Achievements of the 20th Century" (PDF), July/August 2015
- Improving the Physical and Emotional Health of Adolescents to Ensure Success in Adulthood (PDF), May/June 2015
- Update on the U.S. Public Health Response to the Ebola Outbreak (PDF), March/April 2015
- Family Health History: Using the Past to Improve Future Health (PDF). January/February 2015
Archive of past Surgeon General’s Perspectives
The archive of past issues of Public Health Reports is available at the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.