APHA’s 2019 theme provides the Latino Caucus with the opportunity to showcase theoretically-informed, community-engaged and methodologically rigorous research and practice that translates to community-based interventions, evidence-based health policy, and structural interventions for Latinx health.
Health equity, defined as the "attainment of the highest level of health for all people” (Healthy People 2020), continues to be a core theme of the Latinx Caucus. We believe that everyone deserves a fair chance to lead a healthy life, and that no one should be denied this chance because of who they are, what they look like, where they come from, or their socioeconomic opportunities. Therefore, we continue to highlight research and practice that advance this goal for Latinx persons.
Please submit scientific abstracts that address complex questions about the intersections of prevention and equity, policy and advocacy, community assets and resources fomented in Latinx communities to address structural inequalities including gender, geography, racism and ethnic discrimination, sexuality and the impact of these intersections across the lifespan (e.g., children, adolescents, mid-life and older adults). We are looking for innovative approaches that promote prevention and wellness, while advancing Latinx health equity through science and action.
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:
Please note that all abstracts are peer-reviewed and evaluated using the following criteria:
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 measurable; 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.
Barbara Baquero, MPH, PhD
Department of Community and Behavioral Health
University of Iowa, College of Public Health
145 N Riverside Dr.
Iowa City, IA 52242
Airin Martinez, PhD
School of Public Health & Health Sciences
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Department of Health Promotion and Policy
715 N. Pleasant Street, Arnold House 322
Amherst, MA 01003