Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management 2020-08-04T12:42:22-07:00 Yaping Liu Open Journal Systems <p><span style="font-size: larger;"><span style="color: #000000;"><img src="/public/site/images/rdosoruth/ACHSM-stacked-name_colour.png"> <img src="/public/site/images/rdosoruth/shape_logo.gif" width="96" height="98"><br></span></span></p> <p>The&nbsp;<em>Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management</em>&nbsp;(<em>APJHM</em>) is a peer reviewed journal for managers of organisations offering health and aged care services. It was launched as the official journal of the Australasian College of Health Service Management in 2006. It is currently published as a collboration between ACHSM and the Society for Health Administration Programs in Education (SHAPE), following <a href="">a Memorandum of Understanding signed in July 2019</a>.</p> <p>The mission of the&nbsp;<em>APJHM</em>&nbsp;is to advance understanding of the management of health and aged care service organisations within the Asia Pacific region through the publication of empirical research, theoretical and conceptual developments and analysis and discussion of current management practices.</p> <p>The&nbsp;<em>APJHM</em>&nbsp;aims to promote the discipline of health management throughout the region by:</p> <ul> <li class="show">facilitating transfer of knowledge among readers by widening the evidence base for management practices;</li> <li class="show">contributing to the professional development of health and aged care managers; and</li> <li class="show">promoting ACHSM and the discipline to the wider community.</li> </ul> <p><em>&nbsp;*Print 1(1);2006 - 5(1);2010&nbsp; Online 4(2);2009 - current</em></p> <p><em>* ISSN 2204-3136 (online); ISSN 1833-3818 (print)</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Understanding COVID-19 Dispersion in the Filipino Sociocultural Context 2020-08-04T12:42:22-07:00 Laurence Lascuña Garcia Joana Mariz Castillo Jillian Bejoc Ernyl Henry Redula Ma. Mayla Imelda Lapa Daisy Palompon <p>This study aims to discover the sociocultural factors affecting the disease dispersion pattern of the COVID-19 in the Philippines. This is an ecological study where the unit of observation is the cases of COVID-19 in the country. The cases compared was defined in various ways to create an explanation of the dispersion pattern of COVID-19 in the country. Data was taken from the official reports of the Philippine Department of Health as of March 13, 2020, on the 52 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country. Data gathered from the reports were age, sex, existing diseases, acquisition (local or international), proximity to carrier and health status. Results revealed that older male Filipinos are at higher risk of acquiring COVID-19 with prognosis defined by certain culturally-related diseases. The dispersion of the disease in the country is further compounded by the sociocultural context the Filipinos are in.</p> 2020-07-31T00:00:00-07:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Library Bulletin Special Issue: Updated COVID-19 Resources 2020-08-04T12:42:21-07:00 Yaping Liu <p><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Library Bulletin Special Issue on COVID-19 topics</a> includes prevention, diagnosis, treatment, health services and more....</p> 2020-07-31T00:00:00-07:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##