APHSA Call for Presentations
2020 APHSA National Health and Human Services Summit

Relentless Pursuit...Unlimited Possibilities
The  American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) is now accepting proposals for the APHSA National Health and Human Services Summit, June 7-10, 2020.  The event will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA, an ideal setting to share how our collective work is laser focused on a Relentless Pursuit towards our shared vision for a future with Unlimited Possibilities, this year's Summit theme.

True to this theme, in 2020, APHSA is elevating critical policy discussions focused on advancing social and economic mobility and working upstream, to address root causes and prevent downstream needs. We will also continue to showcase innovative approaches that are building the capacity of agencies to optimize data, put families at the center of the work, and support the well-being of the workforce. This year’s National Summit is designed to showcase transformation efforts underway across the nation that demonstrate policy and practice in alignment to these focus areas.
We are seeking presentations that engage public and private partners from the health and human services sector, thought leaders from the field, and are representative of cross sector efforts with education, employment, housing, and justice. Sessions will be organized around the following tracks:
Summit Tracks
Track Example of topics
Integrating Services to Move Upstream Primary prevention, advancing equity through addressing root causes, social determinant of health initiatives, reducing adverse childhood experiences, keeping families safely together
Advancing Social & Economic Mobility Linking services across workforce systems, strategies to mitigate the benefits cliff, aligning human services with housing, education, etc. to support mobility
Data to Insights System modernization, predictive analytics, data sharing to link clients across health and human services
Building a Strong and Responsive Infrastructure Supporting a thriving human services workforce, human-centered design, accessible online and mobile services, “no wrong door” approach, procurement reform to improve outcomes

Proposals should demonstrate their application to service delivery, policy, and other areas that impact human-serving agencies, programs, and related organizations. Priority will be given to submissions which align with the APHSA Strategic Playbook in one of the following domains: 
  • Focusing on impacts that matter, rather than the compliance with processes and outputs by investing in outcomes that work, and supporting the use of evidence-based practices;
  • Leveraging modern platforms, technology and tools that build system and operational capacity; 
  • Creating a space for innovation  for state and local agencies that test new strategies to address evolving needs;
  • Promoting integrated policy levers that align services across sectors;
  • Applying science & design by using human-centered design and neuroscience to inform service delivery;
  • Partnering for impact and building generative partnerships that bridge traditional divisions both within government agencies and across the public-private sectors (both for-profit and community-based).

Submission Review Criteria
Your proposal will be evaluated by a panel of peers from APHSA using the following standards:
  • Alignment to the Summit theme and the APHSA Strategic Playbook
  • Clearly stated purpose and objectives that are (i) well developed and complete, (ii) innovative and forward thinking, and (iii) demonstrate a broad impact on the health and human services sector with a focus on the well-being of children, families and the communities in which they live.
  • Submissions from private, for-profit businesses must include either non-profit partners or public-sector partners.

Submission Guidelines and Deliverable Schedule
Please be sure to follow the instructions throughout the submission process carefully.  As part of your submission, you are required to include a short abstract (no more than 350 words) of the session along with the proposed names and organizations of any presenters.  Proposals are due by 11:59 PM Wednesday, February 19, 2020. The guidelines and deliverable schedule can be accessed here.
Deliverable Schedule
Call for Submissions January 15, 2020 - February 19, 2020
Review of Submissions Completed by February  28,2020
Notification to Accepted Speakers by March 4, 2020
Speaker Registration Due May 20, 2020
Final Presentation Description Due (any final edits to content copy) May 20, 2020
Final Power Points Required for Conference App June 2, 2020

Marketing: Presentation descriptions and biographies will be used in official conference materials, including the conference website, marketing messages and the conference app. All material is subject to editing without notification to the presenter.

Expectations for Presenters:
All presenters are required to register for the conference. Due to budgetary constraints, all presenters are asked to pay a reduced registration fee. APHSA is unable to offer compensation for travel expenses, or honoraria to presenters. No registration scholarships will be offered to presenters representing the private, for-profit businesses sector.



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