The theme of the 2018 APHA Annual Meeting is “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now.” The Caucus invites abstracts for presentations that address health programming and practices, research approaches, and policy and structural approaches for Indigenous populations. Authors should submit to the best-fit category for their abstract.
Suggested topic areas with examples are listed below. Abstracts that specifically address, but are not limited to, these topics are encouraged:
Authors whose work reflects these areas should specifically note this in the abstract text, as they may be given special consideration in the selection process:
Submission categories include: 1) Policy & Structural Approaches, 2) Programs & Practice, and 3) Research Approaches. Authors should submit to the best-fit category for their abstract.
Note 2: The AIANNH Caucus may collaborate with other APHA entities.Please visit the AIANNH Caucus Call for Abstracts web page to learn more about our collaboration efforts.
Abstracts MUST be submitted through the APHA website at: https://apha.confex.com/apha/2018/aiannhc.htm . Abstracts should be no more than 250 words, and must follow the general APHA guidelines for submission.
Submissions that do not comply will not be reviewed.
NOTE: If an abstract is accepted, ALL presenters must be individual members of APHA in order to present, and must register for the annual meeting; however, APHA membership is not required at the time of abstract submission. Abstracts cannot be presented or published in any journal prior to the APHA Meeting.
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:
1) an abstract free of trade and/or commercial product names;
2) at least one MEASURABLE SINGLE outcome (“to understand” or “to learn” are not measurable outcomes and compound outcomes are not acceptable). Use ONLY the following Measurable Action Verbs:
Explain, Demonstrate, Analyze, Formulate, Discuss, Compare, Differentiate, Describe, Name, Assess, Evaluate, Identify, Design, Define or List.
3) A signed Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form with a relevant qualification statement; Example of Acceptable Biographical Qualification Statement: (I have been the principal or co-principal of multiple federally funded grants focusing on the epidemiology of drug abuse, HIV prevention and co-occurring mental and drug use disorders. Among my scientific interests has been the development of strategies for preventing HIV and STDs in out-of-treatment drug users.) Please note that I am the Principle Investigator of this study is NOT an acceptable qualification statement.
4) 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. A list of over 30 areas will be provided online for you to choose from. You will be asked to choose at least one or up to 6 areas that your presentation will address.
Thank you for your assistance in making your session credit worthy. Contact Mighty Fine at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions concerning continuing education. For program questions, contact the program planner listed below.
Thank you for your assistance in making your session credit worthy!
Notification of abstract status will be sent for all submissions on JUNE 4, 2018.
Hannabah Blue, M.S.
John Snow, Inc
1725 Blake St #400
Denver, CO 80202
David Cummings, B.Sc., MPH
American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Caucus
100 Cascade Lane
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Ingrid Stevens, MPH
Department of Community Health Services
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
3900 Ambassador Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Narinder Dhaliwal, MA
5495 Carlson Drive, Suite D
Sacramento, CA 95819