Teaching Tools

HPP has several tools that can help you teach undergraduates, graduates, practitioners – or yourself! – how to find and interact with scholarly literature. We of course focus on HPP resources! All of the other HPP intern products: Reading Lists, Snapshots, and People and Places Interviews, are also teaching tools that can be used to supplement learning, but the How To Tutorials and Teaching Guides are specifically designed to be plug-and-play.


These Tutorials include an infographic for quick visual reference and a PowerPoint presentation to help you, or someone more experienced, teach a group on the topic. These tutorials focus mainly on how to find and read the scholarly record.

Help your students read Health Promotion Practice articles - or any scholarly article - more efficiently and effectively. In our infographic and teaching slides, "How to Read a Scholarly Article," anyone can learn the steps to first skim an article for relevance, and then how to read critically for deeper understanding. The original infographic was created by HPP intern, Kathryn Houk, in the summer of 2020.

We encourage everyone to print, post, and share the infographic widely - without modification and with attribution. When sharing on your social media please use the hashtag #TheHppJournal and #HPPIntern.

We also encourage educators to download and use the slide deck in order to spend a few minutes teaching about reading a scholarly article. We ask that you do not change information on the individual slides; but you may rearrange, delete, or add to the slide deck. Please provide appropriate attribution if you choose not to use the reference slide.

Suggested APA 7th Edition Citation:
Health Promotion Practice. (2020). How to Read a Scholarly Article [Infographic].

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In our tutorial, "How To Use Search Frameworks," we present several options for developing a clear and concise research question. By using a framework, you can more easily translate your question into a database search to find the most relevant literature for your purpose. This tutorial is for more advanced students or professionals without a lot of research development experience. It is highly recommended that you speak to a librarian or advanced researcher to either help design, or teach, this more advanced topic, using the powerpoint presentation as a base. The infographic can be used as a reminder of the possible frameworks. All materials are copyright Kathryn Houk with a Creative Commons license of attribution-noncommercial use.

Teaching Guides are a lesson plan based around a single HPP article, meant to help busy instructors quickly update their course based on current research and practice. They include a detailed overview of the article for the instructor, as well as suggested discussion prompts, classroom activities, and assessment questions.

This Teaching Guide is based off of a 2020 HPP article titled "The Empower Action Model: A Framework for Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences by Promoting Health, Equity, and Well-Being Across the Life Span" by Aditi Srivastav, et al. The guide will help instructors build discussion, activities, and quiz questions around health equity in public health practice as described in the article.

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