Editor-in-Chief Glen Mays, PhD, MPH
University of Kentucky
Executive Associate Editor F. Douglas Scutchfield, MD
University of Kentucky
Senior Associate Editors Betty Bekemeier, MSN, MPH, PhD
Senior Associate Editor at Large
University of Washington
  Paul C. Erwin, MD, DrPH
Senior Associate Editor for Research Translation
University of Tennessee
  Jenine Harris, PhD
Senior Associate Editor for Research Methodology
Washington University in St. Louis
  Gulzar Shah, PhD, MStat, MS
Senior Associate Editor at Large
Georgia Southern University
Director of Knowledge Management Robert M. Shapiro II, MALS
University of Kentucky
Editorial Board William J. Riley, PhD
Arizona State University
  Paul Halverson, DrPH, MHSA
Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
Managing Editor Charlotte S. Seidman, FNP, MHS, MPH, ELS

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Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research features peer-reviewed articles that offer brief descriptions of preliminary findings from an ongoing or recently completed empirical study or quality improvement project that answers a question of importance regarding the organization, financing, and/or delivery of public health services; the structure, operation, and/or management of public health delivery systems; the application of quality improvement methods in public health settings; and/or the impact of these endeavors on population health. Findings must have the potential to guide future public health practice, health policy, and/or research. Frontiers is intended to provide quick access to actionable public health infrastructure research to improve public health practice at the state or local level. It is of use to practitioners, policymakers, and researchers.

Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research is a Gold-Level Open Access (Gold OA) journal. The articles are universally and permanently available, and there is no cost to readers, authors, or institutions. While some Gold-Level Open Access journals charge for publication, for Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research, these costs are supplied in part by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Current Issue: Vol. 3, No. 5, December 2014

Commentary Introducing the Issue



Health Communication as a Public Health Training and Workforce Development Issue
Nancy L. Winterbauer, Ann P. Rafferty, Katherine A. Jones, Mary Tucker-McLaughlin, and Colleen Bridger


A Case Study of Cross-Jurisdiction Resource Sharing: The Merger of Two Tuberculosis Clinics in East Tennessee.
Anne Kershenbaum, Margaret A. Knight, Martha L. Buchanan, Janet Ridley, and Paul C. Erwin


Exploring the Process, Models, and Outcomes of Hospital-Public Health Partnerships
Danielle M. Varda, Jessica H. Retrum, and Carrie Chapman


Public health system partnerships and the scope of maternal and child services: a longitudinal study
Sharla Smith; Glen Mays; Tommy Mac Bird; and Michael A. Preston PhD, MPH