Student poster session: the links between social justice & public health
Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
For APHA 2015, The Spirit of 1848 Social Justice & Public Health Student Poster Session is having an *OPEN CALL FOR ABSTRACTS* for posters that highlight the intersection between social justice and public health from a historical, theoretical, epidemiological, ethnographic, and/or methodological perspective (whether quantitative or qualitative).
We welcome abstracts on any and all work that focuses on connections between social justice & public health. Topics can range from public health research to public health practice to student-initiated courses on connections between social justice & public health. Given the theme of this year’s APHA meeting (“Health in All Policies”), we especially encourage abstracts that critically examine the importance of health equity in all policies. This can include but is not limited to abstracts focusing on environmental, housing, criminal justice, health care, or food systems policies, on financial and/or labor legislation, and on the power imbalances involved in the development of these policies. Your abstract, however, does NOT have to focus on “health equity in all policies” – any topic is fine as long as it links issues of social justice & public health.
We welcome abstracts from both students of public health and health related programs, as well as students enrolled in non-health-specific disciplines such as urban planning, sociology, economics, public policy, political science and law. The work presented can be global, country-specific, or local.
-- We encourage students at ALL levels of training to submit abstracts, whether undergraduates, MPH or other master students, medical or nursing students, or doctoral students; submissions will be judged in accordance to expectations appropriate for each level of training. Postdoctoral fellows are NOT eligible to submit posters.
-- Abstracts should focus on furthering understanding and action to address the ways that social inequality harms, and social equity improves, the public’s health. Examples of social inequality include inequitable social divisions within societies based on social class, race/ethnicity, nativity, Indigenous and immigrant status, gender, and sexuality, as well as inequitable relations between nations and geographical regions.
Session Objectives: Describe examples of work, presented by students, that link issues of social justice & public health.
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by: Spirit of 1848 Caucus