CALL FOR ABSTRACTS — APHA's 2020 VIRTUAL Annual Meeting and Expo

Community Health Workers

Meeting theme: "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Preventing Violence"

Submission Deadline: Sunday, July 12, 2020

To Submit a COVID-19 Late Breaker Abstract, go to: 


  • **Chws' Addressing the COVID-19 Pandemic**
  • CHWs Innovating to Address Health and Social Disparities
  • Innovative CHW Core Competency Education and Training
  • Models of CHW Team Integration (Clinical and/or Community)
  • Please Delete - Special Session: CHWs in Public Health Education and Health Promotion
  • Poster Session: CHW Intervention Models
  • Poster Session: CHW Training & Workforce Supports
  • Professional Support and Workforce Advocacy
  • Round Table: Programs/Services Addressing Determinants of Health
  • Special Session: CHWs Preventing Violence with Young Men of Color
  • Sustainable Funding for CHW Programs and Services


Abstracts, both domestic and international, will be considered, based on the content outlined below.

- Interactive presentations participatory in nature and that use adult education techniques are especially encouraged. Be sure to include specific details about the interactive/participatory components  in your abstract to assist reviewers in scoring your abstract appropriately.

- Please be conscious of power dynamics implicit in your language. We discourage the use of phrases like “using CHWs” or “our CHWs,” especially if you are not a CHW yourself. Instead, try stating one of the following: “employing or partnering with CHWs” and “our CHW colleagues,” or “the CHWs on our team.”

- We welcome presentations in languages other than English, however - please note: the abstract must be submitted in English. We will work with the presenter directly to set up interpretation for their session.


Program Planner Contact Information:

Paige Menking, MPA
Project ECHO
University of New Mexico
1650 University Blvd
MSC07 4245
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Phone: 5059250640