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Calls for Abstracts & Proposals

  • 03 Sep 2014 12:44 PM | Deleted user

    The Association for Community Health Improvement is seeking proposals for its 2015 National Conference, March 4th - 6th in Dallas, Texas. "This year's theme is Building the Next Generation of Healthy Communities. The conference will feature presentations that share successful case examples and practical tools and skills in areas including building: health-promoting hospitals and care systems, healthy policies and environments, healthy and impactful partnerships, a community health workforce and leaders, tools to measure community health impact, healthy and sustainable funding sources, and healthy populations. 

    For more information. 

    Proposals are due Friday, September 26th.


  • 20 Aug 2014 12:01 PM | Deleted user
    The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth and Prevention Connections seek plenary and concurrent session presenters for the 2015 Weight of the State Conference on April 20-21 at the Hilton Richmond Short Pump. We invite presenters and organizations engaged in strategies to increase access to healthy foods, promote physical activity and reduce and prevent childhood obesity to submit proposals for consideration in developing the conference agenda.

    Proposed sessions should focus on developing, implementing and evaluating policy, systems and environmental changes and highlighting replicable strategies for communities throughout Virginia.

    Complete details are available here. Abstracts are due no later than October 15th.

  • 11 Aug 2014 1:32 PM | Deleted user

    Call for Papers: Frontiers in Public Health Education and Promotion, an open-access online journal, invites submissions for a special issue on Undergraduate Education in Public Health. The Guest Editors include Drs. Cheryl Addy (USC), Daniel Gerber (UMass), and David Dyjack (NACCHO).

    Articles will undergo peer review and be published in an ebook, targeted for release in early 2015.

    Detailed information about the special issue can be accessed here:  Articles on a wide range of topics are sought, including program and curriculum evaluations.

    Those interested in being authors, reviewers, or readers are encouraged to register for a user account at For more information about potential topics or the submission process, contact any of the Guest Editors or send a message through the Frontiers website upon registration.

  • 11 Aug 2014 1:31 PM | Deleted user

    The 2015 Preparedness Summit will explore the theme, “Global Health Security: Preparing a Nation for Emerging Threats”. Abstracts on subjects such as protecting against infectious disease, the health effects of climate change and extreme weather, and cybersecurity threats to critical infrastructure in an increasingly interconnected world are encouraged. The Summit is the premier national conference in the field of public health and health care preparedness, delivering cross-disciplinary opportunities share new research and practices with nearly 1,700 colleagues from across the nation. This year’s Summit will take place April 14undefined17, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. Join the distinguished list of Preparedness Summit presenters and submit an abstract for the 2015 Preparedness Summit today. Abstracts are open during August through the end of September, National Preparedness Month.

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  • 03 Sep 2013 10:34 AM | Deleted user

    The Virginia Public Health Association is now accepting abstracts for posters to be presented at a conference being developed, in partnership with the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program, to explore the issues having an impact on the health of members of the U.S. Armed Forces, veterans and their families. Participants in the program will represent public health, primary care and behavioral health practitioners.


    Authors may submit abstracts and presentations singly or in collaboration with colleagues in the military, other government organizations, academia or industry. Material must represent original work and should relate to the conference subject. The conference will be open to the public and all presentations must be Unclassified.

    Posters are sought in three areas

    • Science or research posters might include basic and applied, health services, patient-oriented, epidemiological, environmental, behavioral, and social sciences research.
    • Policy-oriented posters delve into policies linked to health or healthcare, or other areas impacting health such as public, social, and economic policies.
    • Practice posters examine public health practice related to community health, healthcare, or social services delivery, and education and training.

    Applicants must clearly articulate how findings lead to new knowledge in science, practice, or policy interventions.

    General selection criteria will be based on:

    • Quality of abstract;
    • Implications for veterans’ and military health research, policy or practice, or its application;
    • New insights provided by research or its practical applications;
    • Clarity and completeness of abstract; and
    • Relevance to specified theme.

    Required components of the abstract:

    • Include the title of your abstract. Avoid using acronyms in the title. Select a title that explains the work to the audience.
    • List each author and collaborator, including an e-mail address for each. Indicate which author will be attending the poster session (authors who wish to participate in the entire conference should register for the program).
    • The body of your abstract should be no more than 200 words and summarize your rationale, methodology (if applicable) and findings/outcomes. Each abstract must be technically concise and indicate relevance to the health of members of the U.S. Armed Forces, veterans or their families.

    Submit your abstract no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, October 4th, to Applicants whose posters are selected for presentation will be notified the following week. The ideal size to print posters is 4’ across by 3’ tall, but we will do our best to properly display posters of other sizes.


    Questions? Contact VAPHA Administrator Mary Kidd at 804/367-4860 or by e-mail to

  • 20 Aug 2013 3:18 PM | Deleted user

    call for proposals has been issued for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) Healthy Eating Research program.  “The program supports research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among lower-income and racial and ethnic populations at highest risk for obesity.”  Approximately $1.6 million will be awarded.

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