Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 11-3-2010

Journal / Book Title

Sage Journals


A decade ago, Lancaster and Roe described four critical gaps (i.e., communications, accessibility, credibility, and expectations) between research and practice in health education and health promotion that formed the framework for this department. Despite considerable attention and some progress, these gaps persist and are barriers to interaction and translation between health promotion and health education research and practice. Looking to the next several years as the new Associate Editors for this department, we renew the department’s commitment toward addressing these enduring gaps around which we frame new questions and invite continued dialogue.


DOI: 10.1177/1524839910380248

Published Citation

Rivera, Mark D., and Amanda S. Birnbaum. "Health promotion practice and the road ahead: addressing enduring gaps and encouraging greater practice-to-research translation." Health promotion practice 11, no. 6 (2010): 779-783.