CALL FOR ABSTRACTS — APHA 2024 Annual Meeting and Expo

Men's Health Caucus

Meeting theme: "Rebuilding Trust in Public Health and Science"

Submission Deadline: Friday, March 29, 2024

The Men's Health Caucus of APHA invites abstracts describing original research as well as evidence-based programs and policy solutions related to the health of men and boys. We encourage abstracts that address the APHA 2024 Annual Meeting theme, “Rebuilding Trust in Public Health and Science.” The following is a list of priority topics for the Men’s Health Caucus:

  • Best Practices for Successful Men’s Health Programs
  • COVID-19 Impact on the Health of Men and Boys
  • Drug Abuse and Addiction Issues for Boys and Men
  • Engaging Men in the Healthcare System: A Proactive Approach
  • Fatherhood and Men's Health
  • Health of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Men and Boys
  • Lessons Learned in Engaging Men, Boys, and Their Families through Community Programming
  • Male Violence and Incarceration: A Public Health Imperative
  • Media Portrayal of Men and Boys and Its Impact on Male Health
  • Men and Cancer
  • Mental Health and Policing: Black Men’s Experience of Terror
  • Policies and Legislative Actions to Improve Male Health
  • Programs and Strategies to Advance Health Equity for Men and Boys
  • Understanding Masculinities and Their Impact on the Health of Men and Boys
  • Other Topics

Abstracts are limited to 250 words or less.  Referral to web pages or URLs may not be used for abstracts. An author may not submit the same abstract to more than one Section, SPIG, Caucus or Forum.

Preferences for oral versus poster presentation will be considered, but the program committee will consider all abstracts for both oral and poster categories. Oral presentations are generally 12-15 minutes in length. An additional 3-5 minutes will be available for discussion and questions from the audience. Presenters at poster sessions should display their work and be available to answer questions throughout the scheduled 60-minute poster session.

Individual presentations that are a part of a proposed pre-arranged panel must be submitted through the standard abstract submission process by the specified deadline. These abstracts will undergo peer review. Submission of a pre-arranged panel does not guarantee that all individual abstracts will be accepted.

Please contact Brandon Leonard at with any questions related to this call for abstracts.


Program Planner Contact Information:

Albert Pless, MS


Brandon Leonard, MA