Call for Abstracts — 140th APHA Annual Meeting

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Theme: Prevention and Wellness Across the Lifespan
Latino Caucus
Submission Deadline: Monday, February 6, 2012

The Latino Caucus requests the submission of original research and interventions in the Latino community for dissemination at the 140th APHA Annual Meeting. The theme, Prevention and Wellness Across the Lifespan, presents an opportunity to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities for prevention and protection across the lifespan in order to have the most positive impact on health (both physical and mental) at all ages. 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 prevention and wellness fits into the current plan for health care reform and what additional reform will be necessary into order to achieve desirable health outcomes.

The Scientific Program Subcommittee of the APHA Latino Caucus particularly encourages established and emerging 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.

Electronic submission is required:

The abstracts will be organized into one of the following: oral presentation, roundtable discussion, and poster session.

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 and Patricia Y. Miranda.

Please note that all abstracts are peer-reviewed and evaluated using the following criteria:

Continuing Education Credit

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

1) an abstract free of trade and/or commercial product names;

2) at least one MEASURABLE objective (DO NOT USE understand or to learn as objectives, they are not measureable; 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 (Disclosure) form with a relevant Qualification Statement. See an example of an acceptable Qualification Statement on the online Disclosure form.

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Program Planner Contact Information:

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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Patricia Y. Miranda, PhD, MPH
Department of Health Policy and Administration
The Pennsylvania State University
601G Ford Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-863-7402
Fax: 814-863-2905
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 January 2012 15:53