According to the World Health Organization, violence is "the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation." Violence is understood to be used as a tool by those in power to subvert class, ethnic and racial, gender and sexual and other minorities from realizing their human rights and gaining access to resources and recognition. The conditions that promote physical, symbolic and structural violence in Latinx communities result from the lack of health equity.
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 and political situation. Therefore, we continue to highlight research and practice that advance this goal for Latinx health equity.
The abstracts will be organized into one of the following sessions: oral presentation, roundtable discussion, or poster session. We encourage emerging and established Latinx scholars and practitioners to submit their abstracts. We strongly encourage students to submit their abstracts, and to indicate their student status in the appropriate checkbox, in order to select the Outstanding Student Paper for recognition at the Latino Caucus Annual Awards program.
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 as they are not measurable. Examples of acceptable measurable action words include: 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.
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
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