CALL FOR ABSTRACTS — APHA 2021 Annual Meeting and Expo

Latino Caucus Late Breakers

Meeting theme: "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Strengthening Social Connectedness"

Submission Deadline: Monday, June 21, 2021

The Latino Caucus requests the submission of late breaker original research and interventions in the Latinx community for dissemination at the APHA's 2021 Annual Meeting. 

APHA’s 2021 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 addresses 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 ableism, sexism and gender discrimination, geography, immigration status, racism and ethnic discrimination, sexuality and the impact of these intersections across the lifespan (e.g., children, adolescents, mid-life and older adults).

  • Community Health Workers and Lay Health Workers Connecting Latinx Populations to Health Care and Social Services during COVID-19
  • Community and Individual Health Effects of Institutionalized Racism
  • Fostering Social Connections and Health across Diverse Populations to Avert Violence and Hate Crimes 
  • Life and Health on the U.S.-Mexico Border
  • New and Emerging Issues in Latina/o/x Health, Part II
  • Occupational Safety and Health of Low-Wage Latinx Workers: The Relation to Racial Capitalism during COVID-19
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health Among Detained Latina/o/x Persons in the United States
  • Technology and Social Media Helping or Hurting the Digital Divide
  • The COVID-19 Pandemic on Latinx Health across the Life Course

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 Latinx communities and ability to promote health equity
  • All abstracts should be 250 words or less. Please structure abstracts to include a Background, Aims/Hypotheses, Methods, Results, Discussion/Conclusions

 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:

Airin Martinez,


Barbara Baquero, PhD, MPH