CALL FOR ABSTRACTS — 141st APHA Annual Meeting
Theme: Think Global, Act Local: Best Practices Around the World
The Community Health Worker (CHW) Section welcomes abstracts that address issues relevant to CHWs (who go by various titles, including promotores, community health advisor and outreach worker) and the communities they serve in relationship to health and wellness across the lifespan. Because our section highly encourages CHW leadership in the development and presentation of scientific, roundtable, and/or poster sessions, please describe within the text of the abstract whether CHWs will be presenting and the role CHWs played in the development of the presentation. Limited travel assistance through the Sewell Foundation may be available for CHW presenters. Please contact the CHW program planner by March 2013 for more details on timeline and deadline dates.
Additionally, we encourage students, members of other sections, caucuses and SPIGs to submit relevant abstracts to the CHW Section and look forward to working collaboratively to strengthen APHA’s commitment to community health and CHWs. Abstracts, both domestic and international, will be considered, based on the content outlined below. Abstracts submitted for presentations in other languages are welcome (we cannot guarantee translation services, however, we will work with the presenter to set up translation whenever possible). Abstracts, however, must be submitted in English. Presentations that are interactive and participatory in nature are especially encouraged.
The CHW Section will organize a minimum of 6 – 7 oral sessions, 2 poster sessions and 1 roundtable session. Abstracts should be 250 words or less, emphasizing the relevance to CHW practice and/or policy, and should address how the information to be presented can be applied in other settings. Abstracts should also contain a brief but direct summary of what is to be presented. Specific attention will be given to goals and objectives, methodology, evaluation tools and findings, and CHW leadership throughout the process and presentation.
We are particularly interested in abstracts and session proposals that address the following:
Continuing Education Credit:
APHA values the ability to provide continuing education credit to physicians, nurses, health educators, and those certified in public health 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. For a session to be eligible for Continuing Education Credit, each presenter, panelist, discussant, and/or faculty must provide:
Thank you for your assistance in making your session credit worthy. Contact Annette Ferebee at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions concerning continuing education. For program questions, contact the program planner listed below.
Program Planner Contact Information:
Susan Mayfield-Johnson, PhD, MCHES
College of Health
University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive #5023
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Katherine Mitchell, MSW
Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance
University of Michigan School of Social Work
1080 South University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106