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New Deadline for Submitting Abstracts to Latino Caucus of the 139th APHA Annual Meeting

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS — 139th APHA Annual Meeting
(October 29 - November 2, 2011)
Theme: Healthy Communities Promote Healthy Minds & Bodies
Latino Caucus
NEW Submission Deadline: Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Scientific Program Subcommittee of the APHA Latino Caucus invites students, educators, researchers, health professionals, and community members to submit their research, practice, and policy findings for dissemination at the annual conference.

The theme of the 2011 conference is "Healthy Communities Promote Healthy Minds and Bodies."

Please submit scientific papers that address issues affecting Latinos especially as they relate to the theme of the conference. However, other papers that address the Health of Latinos will be accepted. The abstracts (290 words max) will be organized into one of the following:

  • oral presentation
  • roundtable discussion
  • and poster session.

Electronic submission is required. Follow this link to submit your abstract by February 16, 2011.

  • Addressing weight management/obesity in the Latino community--interventions that work
  • Assessing and improving the quality of life in Latino communities 
  • Building supportive communities to better manage chronic conditions affecting the Latino population 
  • Changing the food environment in Latino communities 
  • Changing the physical environment in Latino neighborhoods to promote health 
  • Community-based interventions that promote healthy Latino communities 
  • Creating healthy communities for Latino immigrants/migrant workers 
  • Engaging Latino Youth in Creating Healthy Communities 
  • General interventions to improve the physical and mental health of Latinos 
  • Innovative technologies/media to promote health in the Latino community 
  • Partnering with the business sector to create the conditions for health in the Latino community 
  • Strategies for active living in Latino communities 
  • Suicide prevention among Latinas 
During the scientific sessions, the Scientific Program committee of the Latino Caucus will strive to create a collaborative environment where researchers, educators, students, and community members discuss the lessons learned from their work. We encourage both new and well-established researchers to join us in recognizing the importance of using evidenced-based approaches to inform our research, practice, and policy efforts.

If you are new to this process, please visit the Latino Caucus website in early January to view sample abstracts and instructions on how to build a set of objectives. If you are unsure of a theme, select the most appropriate. Also, 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

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! For more information contact the program planners: Ruth Enid Zambrana, Carlos S. Zometa and Rose Marie Martinez.

APHA values the ability to provide continuing education credit to physicians, nurses and health educators 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:

  1. an abstract free of trade and/or commercial product names
  2. at least one MEASURABLE objective (to understand or to learn are not measurable objectives)
    Examples of Acceptable Measurable Action Words: Explain, Demonstrate, Analyze, Formulate, Discuss, Compare, Differentiate, Describe, Name, Assess, Evaluate, Identify, Design, Define or List
  3. a signed Conflict of Interest form with a relevant qualification statement.
Thank you for your assistance in making your session credit worthy.

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Please click here if you are ready to submit your abstract.

Program Planner Contact Information:

Rose Marie Martinez, ScD
Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice
Institute of Medicine
500 Fifth St., NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-334-2655
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Ruth E. Zambrana, PhD
Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity
University of Maryland
1208 Cole Student Activites Building
2101 Woods Hall
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301-405-3447
Fax: 301-314-9190
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Carlos S. Zometa, MSPH, PhD
Behavioral Scientist, Partnership Support Branch
Division of Public Health Capacity Development
Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
2108 Yale Building, Koger Center
Office: (770)-488-1605
BB:(678)-447-6940
FAX (770) 488-1600
4770 Buford Highway NE. MS K-90, Atlanta, GA 30341



 

 

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