In light of 2021 theme around strengthening social connections, we are particularly interested in abstracts that engage with this theme, whether through the specific topics that highlight the theme or as a part of a submission to one of the other topics below. NOTE: Your abstract does not need to directly relate to strengthening social connections, but we welcome it.
Abstract guidelines and requirements:
Abstracts must be limited to 250 words or less.
Abstracts can be structured in the following ways listed below.
Structured Abstract Format:
An alternative format, suited for abstracts about policy, programs, interventions, and other types of research evaluations, may be used:
ABSTRACT REVIEW PROCESS: All abstracts are peer-reviewed by both community and academic members of the Caucus. They will be considered for oral, poster or roundtable presentation, unless authors indicate a preference. Abstracts are evaluated for their quality and the degree to which their content is consistent with the principles of the Community-Based Public Health Caucus and the 2021 APHA Meeting theme. If your abstract is accepted for presentation, you are required to present material as stated in the peer-reviewed abstract.
INSTRUCTIONS for FULL SESSION PROPOSALS: We also invite submissions of proposals for full sessions (90 minutes). These sessions will consist of four to five presentations (plus a moderator if necessary) that share a common theme, ideally related to the meeting theme. Please note that each individual abstract to be included in a full session must be submitted through the APHA electronic abstract submission process. Each abstract will be reviewed independently and be subject to the same blind peer-review process as other abstracts. Due to a very limited number of sessions available for oral presentations, in order for a full session proposal to be considered, each individual abstract from the proposed full session must be accepted on its own merit. If all abstracts are not accepted, the full session will not be considered. However, the individually accepted abstracts will be considered for presentation together within another topic area session. In addition to each individual abstract submission, a one-page overview of the proposed full session must be submitted directly to the CBPH program planners (See contact information at the bottom of this page).
This one-page overview should include:
Please note: abstract text is limited to 250 words.
SUGGESTIONS FOR FUNDRAISING: We are most interested in abstracts submitted for presentation by community-academic partners. We know that co-authors from community-based organizations whose abstracts are accepted for presentation during the 2021 meeting may face challenges with the costs of attending APHA. Unfortunately, the CBPH Caucus currently does not have funding for travel scholarships, but we plan to raise funds in advance of the annual meeting. We encourage authors to review, “Suggestions for Fundraising for APHA,” a guide compiled by other Caucus members on ways to fundraise which includes templates for writing letters to funders and calculating your expenses. We invite you to download the guide from our website by going to www.cbphcaucus.org and visiting our resources page.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH INVOLVED IN CBPH ENDEAVORS: We value young people as the next generation of CBPH activists. True to our vision, we work to support young public health leaders and encourage their attendance at APHA. We ask community-academic partnerships that involve students to please support these students in co-presenting especially, but not limited to, roundtable or poster-sessions (e.g., high school students participating in community-based public health research or activism). Young people 13-25 can participate and become active in the CBPH Caucus Youth Council (visit the Youth Council's page on our website www.cbphcaucus.org for more information). Students under 17 who attend must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. Please see above, “SUGGESTIONS FOR FUNDRAISING” for more information about youth attending APHA.
Continuing Education Credit
APHA values the ability to provide continuing education credit to physicians, nurses, health educators, veterinarians, 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. These credits are necessary for members to keep their licenses and credentials.
For a session to be eligible for Continuing Education Credit, each presenter must provide:
Contact Mighty Fine at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions concerning continuing education credit. Please contact the program planner for all other questions.
Thank you for your assistance in making our session credit worthy.
Please feel free to contact the CBPH Caucus program planners (see contact information below) should you have any questions regarding your submission.
Patricia Piechowski, MPH, MSW, MA
University of Michigan
2800 Plymouth Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Rachel Berkowitz, DrPH, MPH
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley
2121 Berkeley Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Juanita Booker-Vaughns, EdD, MaEd
School of Medicine
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
1731 E. 120th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90059