In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the American Journal of Health Promotion, all 14 of the founding members of our editorial board who are still affiliated with the Journal submitted reflections on how the field of health promotion has evolved in the past quarter of a century.
David R. Anderson, PhD, LP, chief health officer at StayWell reflects: I was six years into my worksite health promotion career when the American Journal of Health Promotion began publication 25 years ago. I entered the field in 1979 by taking a position at Control Data, which had just begun developing the StayWell program and was testing it in its 50,000-employee U.S. workforce. Having recently completed a PhD program in social psychology, I was eager to apply my academic training to an important societal issue. Improving population health was a perfect fit!
We invite you to read “Reflections on Developments in Health Promotion in the Past “Quarter Century from founding members of the American Journal of Health Promotion editorial board.” The article was published in the March/April 2011 American Journal of Health Promotion (AJHP).