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Call for Best Practice Papers on ABE and Health Literacy

Hi Everyone,
Please check out this unique opportunity for Adult Educators to share their experiences by submitting a paper to the Health Literacy Research and Practice Journal. Note the word "practice" in the title. This journal welcomes papers about practices in the classroom, opinions, stories and many other formats besides traditional research papers. The Journal is doing a special issue on ABE, and of you're interested in sharing your work, please consider submitting! 
This is a great chance to highlight ABE/Health Literacy work by publishing about projects or stories that are not research but shed light on the important shared goals of these two disciplines. It's rare to find a chance to publish on the amazing work that is being done with ABE/HL partnerships, and this journal has several categories to write about this work. For example, there's a Mission and Motivation category of less than 750 words that recounts true stories and could be written by learners or teachers.
 
Please take a look at the call for papers below, share this with your colleagues. If you have questions about submitting, please join us on September 10-12 on the Health Literacy Discussion List or email Maricel Santos (see below.) 
 
Thanks and take care!
Julie
 
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*** CALL FOR PAPERS -- Health Literacy Research and Practice -- Special Supplement on Health Literacy and Adult Basic Education - DUE: October 15, 2018 ***
Dear colleagues -- 
Please share this publishing opportunity with colleagues, and if you're engaged in health literacy work that partners adult educators with public health practitioners, consider submitting an article! And if you're thinking "Who, me? I've never written for an academic journal!", don't hit 'delete' quite yet!  Please check out the Information for Authors on the journal's website as there are several submission formats to consider, not just the standard empirical journal article.  
CALL FOR PAPERS (also attached)
Health Literacy Research and Practice
Special Supplement on Health Literacy and Adult Basic Education
Deadline for submissions: October 15th
https://www.healio.com/public-health/journals/hlrp
Health literacy and adult basic education practice have much in common, although they have largely developed as separate research, policy, and program domains. We hope this special issue highlights ways in which the health literacy and adult basic education fields have intersected and influenced each other to the benefit of people with the greatest literacy and numeracy challenges. We are particularly interested in submissions from practitioners working in public health and/or adult education who work in community-based organizations, coalitions, and public sector partnerships that have a focus on health literacy promotion. We are happy to consider a full range of articles as described in the author instructions.
Please email questions to Michael Paasche-Orlow, Editor-in-Chief: mpo@bu.edu
 
What kinds of articles would you love to see in this special issue?  Here's a quick brainstorm...
  • How about a description and analysis of a health partnership you've helped to forge between adult education and a public health organization? Showcase that partnership journey in a "Best Practices" article?
  • Got a powerful personal story to share about your work with adult learners who have revolutionized the way you think about health literacy education, advocacy, or policy? Check out the "Mission and Motivation" category....
  • Or how about crafting a "Perspectives" piece that conveys your convictions about the need for more innovative thinking around the health literacy needs of under-studied populations, such as immigrant elder learners or adolescents (16-24 year olds) who end up in our ABE programs after failing to thrive in high school? 
Please check out the call and the information for authors -- and please forward this opportunity to your colleagues.
Best wishes, 
Maricel Santos, mgsantos@sfsu.edu
Special Issue, Guest co-editor