The Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity: Research, Education and Policy (JBPHPD: Res, Educ and Policy) is an enterprise of the School of Health Sciences at Winston-Salem State University. Its mission is to provide a forum for the discussion of factors that promote or constrain the development and sustainability of a diverse health professions workforce. The journal is directed toward educators, policy makers and the health community. It is a bi-annual published source of information on maximizing recruitment and retention of a culturally diverse health professions and students in the healthcare professional areas.

Manuscripts considered for publication must explicitly adhere to issues related to diversity as well as identify the research, education, and policies that facilitate it. A combination of manuscripts from both seasoned and emerging scholars will be featured in each of the issues, which are published annually in the spring and fall.

All authors interested in submitting manuscripts are advised to review the author's guidelines prior to forwarding an article proposal. For authors interested in submitting proposals initially, must include a working title and 3-4 concise paragraphs describing the article and its relevance to health professions diversity in advance to the managing editor.

Scope of the Journal

The Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity: Research, Education and Policy (JBPHPD: Res, Educ and Policy) is directed toward educators, policy makers and the health community. It is a bi-annual published source of information on maximizing recruitment and retention of a culturally diverse health professions and students in the healthcare professional areas. Therefore, the JBPHPD: Res, Educ and Policy provides a forum for the discussion of factors that promote or constrain the development and sustainability of a diverse health professions workforce. Our commitment is to publish innovative manuscripts that utilize sound scientific, evidential, theoretical or philosophical research to examine the complex issues that undergird health disparities in communities of color, the practices and policies that facilitate or hinder diversity within and across health professions.

Editor-in-Chief
Peggy Valentine, EdD, FASAHP
Affiliation: Dean School of Health Sciences
Winston-Salem State University

Managing Editor
Elijah Onsomu, MPH, PhD, CHES
Winston-Salem State University School of Health Sciences
241 F.L. Atkins Building
Winston-Salem, NC 27110
336-750-2279
336-750-2568 (f)
onsomue@wssu.edu or journal@wssu.edu

Associate Editor
JoAnne Banks, PhD, RN
Affiliation: Division of Nursing
Winston-Salem State University

Copy Editor
Julie Edelson, PhD
Affiliation: Wake Forest University

Assistant to the Editor
Nancy Cuthrell
Affiliation: Deans Office
336-750-2575
336-750-2568 (f)
Winston-Salem State University