Friday, November 2, 2018

Call for Abstracts! 2019 NNPHI Annual Conference

NNPHI is seeking abstracts for the 2019 NNPHI Annual Conference.  We are offering three options for abstract submissions that include: a poster session, breakfast round-table discussion, and breakout sessions.

Priority will be given to presentations that focus on innovative topics in public health that relate to the conference theme, From Ideas to Innovation: Partnerships, Policy and Practice, and to presentations that focus on one of the topics of interest listed below: 
  • Behavioral Health: Share innovative strategies for collaboration between public health and behavioral health, exploring barriers and disparities to care, and strategies for addressing the opioid crisis.
  • Heath Equity: Tell us how your organization and implementing programs are addressing social determinants of health in order to achieve health equity.
  • Transformation of Health Systems: Share groundbreaking health system approaches demonstrating effective outcomes in sustainable models that improve population health.  
  • A Cross-Sector Workforce that Creates Health: Discuss the workforce pipeline, workforce policies, enumeration studies, credentialing, cross-training, continuing education, innovations in training and technical assistance, and evaluation of workforce initiatives.
  • Public Health 3.0: Discuss practical approaches to implementing Public Health 3.0 recommendations including stories of successful multi-sector collaborations that are driving collective action to improve population health and addressing the social determinants of health. 
Abstract Submission Options
Descriptions of the three options are provided below. 
  • Poster Session Format: There will be one poster session held on Monday, May 20th. The poster session will be held concurrently with the welcome reception, which will allow presenters to network and showcase work with conference participants.
  • Breakfast Roundtable Discussion Format: There will be one, 60 minute, breakfast roundtable sessions, held on Wednesday, May 22nd. Presenters will provide a 10-15 minute informal presentation to the group at the designated table and engage participants in a discussion about the topic at hand.
  • Breakout Session Format: There will be three concurrent breakout sessions, with up to five breakouts per session, open for abstract submission at the 2019 NNPHI Annual Conference. Each session will last 90 minutes. Presenters will provide a 10-15 minute presentation on the chosen topic and engage the audience in discussion afterwards. Interactive sessions that feature small group work or other activities are especially encouraged.
Abstract Submission Deadline: 11:59 PM PT Friday, November 16th, 2018.

For questions about the abstract submission process, please contact Erin Fitzgerald at

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