CALL FOR ABSTRACTS — 140th APHA Annual Meeting
Theme: Prevention and Wellness Across the Lifespan
The Community-Based Public Health Caucus invites abstracts related to the science and practice of community-based public health for the 140th American Public Health Association Meeting and Exposition to be held from October 27-October 31, in San Francisco, CA. The theme of the 2012 meeting is Prevention and Wellness Across the Lifespan and we have particular interest in abstracts and proposals that reflect this theme.
Overview of the Community-based Public Health Caucus:
The Community-Based Public Health Caucus, approved by the APHA Executive Board in 2001, is guided by the belief that community lies at the heart of public health, and that research protocols and interventions work best when they are rooted in the values, knowledge, expertise, and interests of the community. We believe that health encompasses the physical, mental, spiritual, social, environmental, and economic well-being of a community and its members. We recognize the power of equal partnerships connecting community members, community-based organizations, academic institutions, and health agencies in order to address the myriad of health issues affecting communities today. We understand that, in order for these partnerships to be equal, and for interventions and research to be community-based, community members must participate fully in the identification of health issues as well as in the selection, design, data collection and analysis, implementation and evaluation of programs that address these issues. Further information about the Caucus and its guiding principles can be found at www.cbphcaucus.org.
We invite abstracts that advance our knowledge of community-academic partnering in multi-disciplinary collaboration and a diversity of community-based public health activities, including basic and applied research projects, interventions, teaching and service learning projects. Of particular interest are presentations of initiatives that put community-based organizations in the lead position. Presentations that provide participants with enhanced knowledge and skills to conduct community-based public health activities as well as those that explicitly describe the application of community-based participatory research (CBPR) to promoting healthy communities especially through policy change and decision-making at the local, state and federal level, are also of great interest.
We are particularly interested in abstracts that address:
Abstract Review Process:
All abstracts are peer-reviewed by both community and academic members of the Caucus. They will be considered for oral, poster or roundtable presentation, unless authors indicate a preference. Abstracts are evaluated for their quality and the degree to which their content is consistent with the principles of the Community-Based Public Health Caucus and the 2012 APHA Meeting theme, Prevention and Wellness Across the Lifespan. If your abstract is accepted for presentation, you are required to present material as stated in the peer-reviewed abstract.
Instructions for full session proposals:
We also invite submissions of PROPOSALS FOR FULL SESSIONS (90 minutes). These sessions will consist of five to six presentations (plus a moderator if necessary) that share a common theme, ideally related to the meeting theme, Prevention and Wellness Across the Lifespan.
Please note that each individual abstract to be included in a full session must be submitted through the APHA electronic abstract submission process. Each abstract will be reviewed independently, and be subject to the same blind peer-review process as other abstracts. Due to limited number of sessions available for oral presentations, in order for a full session proposal to be considered, each individual abstract from the proposed full session must be accepted on its own merit. If all abstracts are not accepted, the full session will not be considered. However, the individually accepted abstracts will be considered for presentation together within another topic area session. In addition to each individual abstract submission, a one-page overview of the proposed full session must be submitted directly to the planner via electronic mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This one-page overview should include:
1. Full session title
Program Planner Contact Information:
Jim Amell, PhD, MPH, MSW
School of Social Work
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523
Mysha Wynn, MA
Project Momentum, Inc.
P.O. Box 4053
Rocky Mount, NC 27803
Courtney M. Queen, PhD, MS
Abramson Center for the Future of Health
University of Houston
UH College of Technology, c/o Abramson Center
300 Technology Blvd.
Houston, TX 77204
Dept. of community medicine, suez canal university, Ismailia 41522. EGYPT