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Call for Abstract Submissions for the 144th APHA National Meeting – Submission deadline: Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Latino Caucus for Public Health requests the submission of original research and interventions in the Latino community for dissemination at the 144th APHA Annual Meeting and Expo to be held in Denver, Colorado from October 29 to November 2, 2016.

This year's theme, Creating the Healthiest Nation: Ensuring the Right to Health, presents an opportunity to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities and best practices for prevention and protection learned and adapted from multiple contexts that affect our Latino communities. To accomplish this goal, government agencies, community organizations, schools, healthcare organizations and other community members must work together in a comprehensive approach. It is important to discuss how multiple conditions affect Latino communities’ right to health. The LCPH Scientific Program Subcommittee particularly encourages emerging and established Latino scholars, practitioners, and graduate students to submit their research. Please submit scientific papers that address questions of the complex intersections of prevention and wellness, community resources, structural inequality, gender, geography and ethnicity and the impact of these intersections across the lifespan such as for children, adolescents, mid-life and older adults. We are looking for innovative approaches to address prevention and wellness in the Latino community.

Selected abstracts will be organized into one of the following: oral presentation, roundtable discussion, or poster session. While all abstract submissions are welcome, particular topics of interest this year include:

  • Discrimination, Equity & the Right to Health
  • Education for the Health of Latino Communities
  • Ensuring the Right to Health for All Latino Families: Needed Policy Changes
  • Food, Housing, and Transportation Issues
  • Healthcare Reform in Latino Communities: A Right to Health Approach
  • Healthy Working and Environmental Conditions for Latino Communities
  • Helen Rodriguez-Trias Breakfast
  • Public Health Young Professionals and Students: Improving the Health of Latino Communities

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 Latino communities

We strongly encourage students to submit their abstracts and to indicate their student status in the appropriate checkbox. We will select the best student abstract for recognition at our annual awards program. Deadline for submission is Wednesday, February 24.

Please submit your abstract to: https://apha.confex.com/apha/144am/lc.htm

For more information, please contact the co-chairs of the scientific program for the Latino Caucus, Dr. Patricia Y. Miranda and Dr. Daniel López-Cevallos.