The American Public Health Association and Jones & Bartlett Learning Announce New Publishing Partnership

Apr 22, 2010, 11:22 ET from American Public Health Association

The Two Organizations Will Collaborate to Publish Timely, Authoritative Resources for Use in Undergraduate and Graduate Public Health Studies

WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association (APHA) and Jones & Bartlett Learning today announced a new publishing partnership.

In its continuing effort to improve the public's health, APHA will work closely with Jones & Bartlett Learning to develop and publish the most authoritative resources in public health for course instruction at both the graduate and undergraduate level.

"We are pleased to team up with a leading publisher in the field to deliver quality, evidence-based resources that will enhance learning, strengthen the public health work force and improve health outcomes," said Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), executive director of APHA. "This new collaboration will raise the bar for public health education and equip tomorrow's leaders with the tools they need to succeed."

Jones & Bartlett Learning publishes over 100 titles for the study and practice of public health. In use by professionals and at higher education institutions across the country, Jones & Bartlett Learning texts cover the complete range of topics that are critical to understanding how to prevent disease and promote health including epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, health education and promotion, health policy and management, and much more.

In response to an emerging undergraduate public health market, The Jones & Bartlett Learning Essential Public Health series was created to meet the needs of instructors looking for basic, introductory textbooks for core courses such as Public Health 101, Global Health 101, and Epidemiology 101.

All forthcoming titles in the Essential Public Health series will be co-published with APHA, along with selected other titles such as the Third Edition of Mary-Jane Schneider's best-selling text, Introduction to Public Health, just published today.

"We are honored to partner with the American Public Health Association. Through APHA's sure handed leadership across the spectrum of Public Health, educational resources from Jones & Bartlett Learning will now, more widely and deeply than ever, serve the needs of the public health community," said Michael Brown, Publisher at Jones & Bartlett Learning.

About Jones & Bartlett Learning

Jones & Bartlett Learning is a world-leading provider of instructional, assessment and learning-performance management solutions for the secondary, post-secondary, and professional markets. Jones & Bartlett Learning endeavors to develop educational programs and services that improve learning outcomes and enhance student achievement by uniquely combining authoritative content; written by respected authors with innovative, proven and engaging technology applications that meet the diverse needs of today's instructors, students, and professionals. More information is available at

About the American Public Health Association

Founded in 1872, the APHA is the oldest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world. The association aims to protect all Americans and their communities from preventable, serious health threats and strives to assure community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities and preventive health services are universally accessible in the United States. APHA represents a broad array of health providers, educators, environmentalists, policy-makers and health officials at all levels working both within and outside governmental organizations and educational institutions. In addition to its books program APHA also publishes the American Journal of Public Health, currently celebrating 100 years and The Nation's Health. More information is available at

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SOURCE American Public Health Association