CALL FOR ABSTRACTS — APHA 2021 Annual Meeting and Expo
Women's Caucus Late Breakers
Meeting theme: "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Strengthening Social Connectedness"
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
The Women's Caucus invites abstracts (250 word maximum) on topics related to: expanding access to reproductive health services; mental health; menstrual health & hygiene, racism as a threat to public health; and intimate partner violence.
Expanding Access to Reproductive Health Services
Intimate Partner Violence
Menstrual Health & Hygiene
Racism As a Threat to Public Health
Women's Mental Health
Abstract Evaluation Criteria
Peer review of abstracts is blinded. Abstracts will be peer reviewed based on the following criteria:
Abstract Content: Specific to expanding access to reproductive health services; mental health; menstrual health & hygiene, racism as a threat to public health; and intimate partner violence, must be of sound science, or evidence-based practice (promising practice) and serve to maintain, develop or increase the knowledge, skills or competence of the public health professional. Content must be objective, free from bias and promotion, no use of commercial entities, products, services, logos, or brand names.
Learning Objectives: At least one measurable learning objective that reflects what the learner will be able to do as a result of participating in this educational activity.
Gap Addressed: Were gaps identified? Was it based on sound science, evidence-based (promising practice) that identified the change in skills, knowledge, and/or the opportunity for improvement?
Qualification Statement: Did the author clearly describe his/her qualification and areas of expertise?
Advancement: Extent to which the work described has the potential to inform and advance women's health.
Relevance: How well the abstract relates to expanding access to reproductive health services; mental health; menstrual health & hygiene, racism as a threat to public health; and intimate partner violence.
Innovation: Innovative information/cutting edge/topic not addressed elsewhere
Instructions for Submitting a Proposal for an Entire Session:
1. Submit each abstract separately (up to four abstracts per session).
2. Contact the program planners with:
a brief overview of the session (including relevance to health in all policies);
at least three proposed learning objectives in APHA format for the entire session (Each individual abstract that will be part of the proposed session must also have at least two individual learning objectives); and
the title, first author, and abstract number of all abstracts that will be included in the session.
Session proposals may also include suggestions for moderators (please provide a name and contact information). Session proposals that do not adhere to these requirements will not be considered. Please contact the program chair or co-chairs if you have any questions.