CALL FOR ABSTRACTS — 138th APHA Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2010)
Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, February 17, 2010
PHEHP invites papers, posters and sessions that address this year’s APHA theme, "Social Justice: Public Health Imperative," as well as those addressing current and relevant health education, promotion, and communication themes related to:
Abstracts submitted for consideration should reflect new information or viewpoints not previously published or presented. Abstracts are limited to 250 words and should not contain charts, figures, etc. Abstracts should adequately describe the content and focus of the proposed presentation and follow the general outline of background, methods, results, and conclusions.
In addition to your abstract, you will be asked to provide the following information as part of the online submission process:
All abstracts are reviewed using a blind peer-review process. Incomplete abstracts, or those failing to meet guidelines established by APHA, will not be reviewed. View additional information regarding abstract submission guidelines at http://apha.confex.com/apha/138am/intro.html
NOTE: Submission of an abstract implies a commitment to make the presentation at the annual meeting. Presenters of accepted abstracts must be, or become, members of APHA and must be registered by the August 27 early-bird deadline.
PHEHP Session Submission Procedures
A session consists of five 15-minute presentations addressing a common theme. Session submissions require:
Session proposal reviews will occur after individual abstracts are reviewed. Please note that to provide as comprehensive of a program as possible, PHEHP does NOT generally accept full sessions related to a single project. Sessions with broad appeal or those submitted in collaboration with other sections, SPIGs, caucuses or forums are encouraged (please note collaborations in expanded description).
NOTE: Submission of a session implies a commitment on the part of all presenters to make their presentations at the annual meeting. All presenters of accepted sessions must be, or become, members of APHA and must be registered by the August 27 early-bird deadline.
Intersectional Environmental Justice and Occupational Justice Track
PHEHP is participating in a special intersectional environmental justice and occupational justice track. Abstracts are to be submitted using the "Individual Abstract Submission Procedures," but will be evaluated by an ad-hoc intersectional review team.
This intersectional track seeks abstracts on research, policy, programs, and practices that speak to environmental and occupational justice issues from a public health perspective, especially those highlighting collaborative partnerships, capacity-building, research translation into practice and policy, and innovative programs and models. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, Climate Change and Social Justice: What is The Role of Public Health?; Green Jobs (e.g. Healthy Housing, Impact on Occupational and Children's Health, and local and global Implications for Environmental, Occupational, and Social Justice); Community Engagement (e.g. The Role of Social and Civic Organizations in Achieving Environmental and Occupational Justice and Improving Public Health; New Community-Labor Alliances to Address Disparities; Using Community-Based Participation for Interventions, Solutions, and New Policies to address Food Security & Safety, Malnutrition, and Sanitation); International Health: Environmental Justice, Labor, and Opportunities for Social Change; Risk Communication, Health Messaging, and Capacity Building; Global Movement of Goods and Workers: Environmental and Occupational Health Impacts; and, Transportation, Smart Growth, and Social Justice.
Measureable Learning Objectives
Learning objectives must clearly identify the intended outcomes participants will be able to demonstrate as a result of attending/participating in your presentation. Verbs that cannot be clearly demonstrated (understand, learn, etc.) do not meet this criterion. Examples of demonstrable verbs include explain, demonstrate, analyze, formulate, discuss, compare, differentiate, describe, name, assess, evaluate, identify, design, define and list.
Each learning objective should be listed separately and numbered sequentially. Compound learning objectives are not permitted. For more information, please see: http://apha.confex.com/apha/learningobjectives.htm
Continuing Education Credit
APHA values the ability to provide continuing education credit to physicians, nurses and health educators at its annual meeting. Please complete all required information when submitting an abstract so members can claim credit for attending your session. These credits are necessary for members to keep their licenses and credentials. As such, all continuing education learning content must be of sound science or professional practice and serve to maintain, develop or increase the knowledge, skills and professional competence of the health professional. Learning content should be evidence-based if available.
For a session to be eligible for Continuing Education Credit, each presenter in that session must provide:
Example of Acceptable Qualification Statement:
I am qualified to present because I oversee programs such as disease prevention, environmental and consumer safety and substance abuse prevention and treatment programs. I also served as an associate professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Clinical infectious Disease.
Contact Annette Ferebee at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding continuing education credit.
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