CALL FOR ABSTRACTS — APHA 2023 Annual Meeting and Expo

Socialist Caucus

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

Submission Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2023

The Socialist Caucus of the American Public Health Association (SCAPHA) has been actively engaged in the fight for social justice and public health since 1975. We invite submissions that adopt critical left perspectives on the impact of global capitalism on public health and the struggle for health and justice in the United States and around the world.

Please note: if you are interested in presenting work and don’t see your topic below, please feel free to submit it nonetheless.

Topics include:

  • Capitalism and Neoliberalism's Effect on the Public's Health
  • Progressive Perspectives on Women's Health, Lbtq+ and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals Health.
  • Social Class and Health
  • The Effect of Institutional Racism and Structural Racism on Health and Healthcare
  • The Movement for National Healthcare in the United States
  • The Struggle for Health Equity in Marginalized Communities

Session Proposals:

The Caucus especially encourages students and young professionals to submit session proposals.

When submitting a session proposal (not just a single abstract), please individually submit all abstracts to be included in the session through the web submission process and inform the program planners via e-mail that you have organized a complete session (see addresses below). The e-mail should include the name, address, phone number and e-mail address of the session organizer; the title of the session; a list of the individual abstracts to be included in the session with presenters’ names and the APHA web ID of each individual abstract. For more information, please contact one of the program planners below.


Program Planner Contact Information:

Martha Livingston,


Jonathan Ross,