CALL FOR ABSTRACTS — APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo

APHA-Council of Affiliates

Meeting theme: Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health

Submission Deadline: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Council of Affiliates (CoA) is the APHA unit established to provide leadership to and represent the 54 affiliated public health associations: two each in California and New York; one in the remaining states; one in Metro Washington, DC; and one in Puerto Rico. Affiliates support critical public health efforts in their geographic locations.  Strong Affiliates are critical to APHA.

Affiliate Poster Proposal

CoA is inviting Affiliates to submit abstracts for posters which will demonstrate Affiliate best practices or promising programs for exhibition at APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Exposition in Atlanta, GA, November 4 – 8, 2017.  This year the conference will explore the theme “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health”.  In keeping with this theme, proposals on programs that impact policy or promote affiliate best practices will be especially welcomed. However, posters can be on any topic related to any work of the Affiliate. Affiliate posters accepted for exhibition also will be posted on the Affiliate Online Community so that all Affiliates will have the opportunity to learn from these model programs. The deadline for submitting poster abstracts is May 30, 2017. Authors will be contacted in early July regarding poster abstract selection for exhibition.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Jennifer Dykhuizen, APHA Student Assembly Representative to the CoA, at: jennifertran.apha@gmail.com. For more details and to submit your abstracts, view the APHA website APHA website.

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Poster Contests

The CoA is sponsoring two student poster sessions of high-caliber abstracts for undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in public health-related coursework. Students are encouraged to submit proposals for public health-related work they have either recently completed or in the process of completing for exhibition at the 2017 APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition in Atlanta, GA, November 4 – 8, 2017.  This year the conference will explore the theme “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health”. 

One poster session will be exclusively for abstracts written by undergraduate students to highlight their public health-related activities and research. The other session will be open to graduate students only (master and doctoral levels) interested in sharing their research and experience in public health. Student posters accepted for exhibition at the annual meeting will be judged by a sub-committee of the CoA, and top winners will be selected and awarded a cash prize of $200 and a certificate acknowledging their work. The deadline for submitting poster abstracts is May 30, 2017. Authors will be contacted in early July regarding poster abstract selection for exhibition. Students must be a member of their affiliate to participate.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Jennifer Dykhuizen, APHA Student Assembly Representative to the CoA, at: jennifertran.apha@gmail.com. For more details and to submit your abstracts, view the APHA website.

  • Accreditation
  • Affiliate Day/Affiliate New Leaders Orientation to APHA
  • Affiliate Poster Proposal
  • Affiliate Staff Meeting
  • COA/ISC Candidates Forum
  • CoA Business Meeting
  • Council of Affiliates Reception
  • Graduate Student Poster Submissions
  • Innovative Public Health Practices in Georgia
    Sponsored by the Georgia Public Health Association, this session will highlight innovative practices in public health in Georgia
  • Inter-sectional Council/Council of Affiliates Joint Meeting
  • Plan4Health Initiative
  • Undergraduate student Poster Submissions

Ready?

Program Planner Contact Information:

Melissa McNeily
APHA
800 I St., NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 443-845-1904
melissa.mcneily@apha.org

and
Jennifer Tran
jennifertran.apha@gmail.com

and
Hannah Allen, MHS
Behavioral and Community Health
University of Maryland School of Public Health
2387 School of Public Health
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301-405-9757
hallen@umd.edu

and
Rosa Riley
APHA
Washinggton, DC 20001
Rosa.Riley@apha.org

and
Eldonna Chesnut, RN,BSN, MSN
Childcare Licensing and School Inspections
Johnson County Department of Health and Environment
1811 S. Sunset
Suite2700
Olathe, KS 66030
Phone: 913-477-8366
Fax: 913-477-8035
ELDONNA.CHESNUT@JOCOGOV.ORG