CALL FOR ABSTRACTS — APHA's 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo

Latino Caucus Late Breakers

Meeting theme: Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health

Submission Deadline: Monday, July 22, 2019

The Latino Caucus requests the submission of late breaker original research and interventions in the Latinx community for dissemination at the APHA's 2019 Annual Meeting. 

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 use this late breaker call for scientific abstracts to highlight newer or emerging findings from your research and practice. We continue to look for research that address complex questions about the intersections of prevention and equity, policy and advocacy, community assets and resources produced 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).

  • Latino Caucus Late Breakers
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 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.


Program Planner Contact Information:

Barbara Baquero, PhD, MPH
Department of Community and Behavioral Health
University of Iowa, College of Public Health
145 N Riverside Dr.
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 619-481-4434

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
Phone: 443-722-2359
Fax: 413-545-1645