The Cochrane Public Health Group (CPHG) works with individuals and teams internationally to produce and publish Cochrane reviews of the effects of population-level public health interventions. We support, facilitate, edit and publish systematic reviews of population level interventions that address the structural and social determinants of health, qualitative questions relevant to public health, and other questions that need an unbiased thorough approach for publication on The Cochrane Library.
Together with networks and locations in Europe, the United Kingdom and South Asia, we train, support and build the capacity of author teams locally and internationally.
We also develop and adopt appropriate communication and dissemination strategies to ensure CPHG published reviews have an impact on policy and practice development and continue to advocate for high quality research, evaluation and evidence.
Scope of our reviews
Our reviews focus on topics that address health and other outcomes at the population level, helping government and non-government agencies achieve health, wellbeing, learning and social outcomes.
We prioritise topics within the structural and social determinants of health, operating at the level of community, systems, policy, legislation and regulation. This includes interventions and contexts that operate outside of the health service system, such as education, transport, the built environment, agriculture, child care and social services.
The Impact Factor for Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews is 6.186. The CDSR is now ranked in the top 10 of the 151 in the Medicine, General & Internal category. For more FAQs on Impact Factors click here
Brief overview available for background information on the transition from the Cochrane Health Promotion and Public Health Field to the Cochrane Public Health Group; and FAQs about the transition process.
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The Cochrane Public Health Group acknowledges the generous support of the NHMRC (formerly the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing and the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth). Established by the Victorian Parliament in 1987, VicHealth is a world leader in health promotion and is globally known for its innovation and success in social, environmental and behavioural change. It partners with a diverse array of organisations, communities and individuals to facilitate projects and programs that promote good health and wellbeing, and prevent ill health.