CALL FOR ABSTRACTS — APHA 2023 Annual Meeting and Expo

Public Health Nursing

Meeting theme: "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Overcoming Social and Ethical Challenges"

Submission Deadline: Monday, April 3, 2023

The Public Health Nursing Section welcomes abstracts that encompass normalizing population-based prevention and health promotion, with a focus on the areas listed below (authors will indicate their related topic selection at submission).  Abstracts should address innovative aspects of public health nursing research, education, and/or practice as they relate to one or more of the categories listed below.

  • Environmental Justice and Social Challenges
  • Evidence-Based Practice for Population Health
  • Overcoming Social and Ethical Challenges in Global Health
  • Overcoming Social and Ethical Challenges in Public Health Nursing
  • Public Health Nursing Research
  • Reproductive Justice and/or Maternal-Child Health
  • Social Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Strengthening the Public Health Nursing Workforce

Individual abstracts may be submitted for oral, poster, or roundtable presentation.

Abstract Format

Limit abstracts to 250 words, using one of three formats (unstructured abstracts are not accepted):


  • Background
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions


  • Background/ Issue
  • Description
  • Lessons Learned
  • Implications/recommendations


  • Statement of the problem
  • Approach
  • Product/outcome
  • Implications

Review Criteria

All abstracts will be blind-reviewed by 2-3 reviewers using the following criteria:

  1. Relevance of the issue
  2. Innovative strategies
  3. Soundness of the science
  4. Substantive nature of the work
  5. Compelling conclusions

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:

  • An abstract free of trade and/or commercial product names
  • At least one MEASURABLE outcomes (DO NOT USE “To 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.
  • A signed Conflict of Interest (Disclosure) form with a relevant Qualification Statement. See an example of an acceptable Qualification Statement on the online Disclosure form.

Contact Mighty Fine at if you have any questions concerning continuing education credit. Please contact the program planner for all other questions.


Program Planner Contact Information:

Karen Butler,