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

PHEHP Student Award Contest

Meeting theme: Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now

Submission Deadline: Friday, February 23, 2018

The Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section (PHEHP) of the American Public Health Association announces a call for abstracts for a dedicated student oral session and a dedicated student poster session at this year’s annual meeting being held in San Diego, CA from November 10-14th.  Students are encouraged to submit abstracts that relate to the conference theme, "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now” as well as other themes related to public health education and health promotion.  Student awardees can be active at the doctoral, masters, or undergraduate level. Five student awardees will be invited to present their work in an oral session, and ten student awardees will be invited to present their work in a poster session at the conference and will receive a certificate for their participation. Students are also eligible for a stipend ($200 per oral session first author, $100 per poster session first author) if all required information is provided.[1]  The five highest-scoring abstract first authors will be invited to present at the oral session, and the next ten highest abstract first authors will be invited to present at the poster session.  We are interested in student abstracts that show an individual student’s work on an applied research or evaluation project, abstracts designed to document the community health education and/or health communication work of a student or group of students or projects that contribute to the translation of research. The student submitter must be the first author.  Multiple student authors are acceptable, but only the first author will receive the stipend and certificate.  Faculty members may not be the first author.  The student author or an author from the student group must register for and attend the conference to accept the award.  Abstracts are limited to 250 words, must include at least 2 learning objectives, and must be submitted by 5 p.m. (PST) on Friday, February 23rd, 2018.   

[1] If selected, you will be required to submit your social security number to obtain your stipend.

This year the submission process instructions are as follows:
1. Click on "Start Abstract Submission" below and follow submission instructions
2. Email your faculty endorsement letter (indicating that you are a student, and that this is your work) in pdf form on school letterhead to Dr. Christine Hackman at

  • Student Awards Submission


Program Planner Contact Information:

Christine Hackman, PhD, CHES, CSCS
Department of Health Science
The University of Alabama
Doster Hall
729 Colonial Drive Box 870158
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Phone: 518-396-9349

Charis Davidson, MPH, CHES, DrPH
Minnesota State University
213 Highland Center N
Mankato, MN 56003
Phone: 423-503-6710

Ashley Walker, PhD

Andrea Portillo, MPH, CHES