CALL FOR ABSTRACTS — APHA's 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo

Latino Caucus

Meeting theme: Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now

Submission Deadline: Monday, February 19, 2018

The Latino Caucus requests the submission of original research and interventions in the Latino community for dissemination at the 2017 APHA Annual Meeting. The theme, Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health, presents an opportunity to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities and best practices for prevention and protection from climate-related issues that affect our Latinx communities.  To accomplish this goal, government agencies, community organizations, schools, healthcare organizations and other community members must work together in a comprehensive approach. It is important to discuss how multiple conditions affect Latino communities’ right to health.

The Scientific Program Committee of the APHA Latino Caucus particularly encourages emerging and established Latino scholars, practitioners and graduate students to submit their research. Please submit scientific papers that address questions of the complex intersections of prevention and wellness, community resources, structural inequality, gender, geography and ethnicity and the impact of these intersections across the lifespan such as for children, adolescents, mid-life and older adults. We are looking for innovative approaches to address prevention and wellness in the Latinx community.

The abstracts will be organized into one of the following: oral presentation, roundtable discussion, and poster session.  While all abstract submissions are welcome, particular topics of interest this year include:

  • Best practices when conducting health equity research with Latinx communities
  • Conceptual models to advancing health equity for Latinx communities
  • Current Issues in Latinx Health
  • Global interventions to advancing health equity for Latinx communities
  • Interventions to advancing health equity for Latinx communities
  • Public Health Young Professionals & Students: Advancing health equity of Latinx communities
  • Sectors and stakeholders involved in advancing health equity for Latinx communities
We strongly encourage students to submit their abstracts, and to indicate their student status in the appropriate checkbox. We will select the best student abstract for recognition at our annual awards program! For more information, contact the co-chairs of the scientific program for the Latino Caucus, Dr. Daniel López-Cevallos ( and Dr. Barbara Baquero (


Please note that all abstracts are peer-reviewed and evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Clarity of presentation: statement of problem, relevance, methods, results, and conclusions
  • Quality and completeness of reported findings
  • Originality and implications of findings to research, practice, and/or policy
  • Overall impact on Latino communities


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:

1) Abstract must be free of trade and/or commercial product names;

2) Abstract must have at least one MEASURABLE objective (DO NOT USE understand or to learn as objectives, they are not measureable; examples of acceptable measurable action words: explain, demonstrate, analyze, formulate, discuss, compare, differentiate, describe, name, assess, evaluate, identify, design, define or list);

3) You must sign the Conflict of Interest (Disclosure) form with a relevant Qualification Statement. See an example of an acceptable Qualification Statement on the online Disclosure form.


Program Planner Contact Information:

Daniel López-Cevallos, PhD, MPH
School of Language, Culture & Society
Oregon State University
262 Waldo Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone: 541-737-3850

Barbara Baquero, PhD, MPH
Community and Behavioral Health
University of Iowa, College of Public Health
145 N Riverside Dr
100 CPHB N418
Iowa City, IA 52442
Phone: 319-384-1480
Fax: 319-384-4106