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Public Health Reports


The May/June 2016 Public Health Reports Cover with illustration of a woman throwing multi-colored pills at the reader.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) Site exit disclaimer through the Office of the Surgeon General. View the table of contents of recent issues or subscribe to Public Health Reports Site exit disclaimer.

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:


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.