2019 NNPHI Annual Conference Abstract Submissions

The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) is seeking abstracts for the 2019 NNPHI Annual Conference, May 20 – May 22, in Washington, DC.  NNPHI is offering three options for abstract submissions that include: a poster session, breakfast roundtable discussion, and breakout sessions.  Descriptions of the three options are provided below.  

Submission Requirements and Deadline

You will be asked to provide the following information via the abstract submission process:
  • Primary Presenter information (name, credentials, contact information, title, organization, and brief biography)

  • Co-Presenter information (same)

  • Topic of Interest

  • Session title

  • Session description (500-word limit)

  • Three learning objectives (250-word limit)

  • Why is this presentation/design session particularly relevant and timely? (250-word limit)

  • Which component of the conference theme, "From Ideas to Innovation: Partnerships, Policy, and Practice" does your abstract fit into? 
To submit an abstract, you will be required to create an account using your email address. Once an account has been created, you will be able to submit and edit your abstract until the deadline, Friday, November 16th, 2018 11:59 PM PT.

*Abstracts will not be accepted after the deadline.
Selection Announcement: All submitters will be notified of the selected abstracts by January 2019. 

unable to offer any scholarships funds for selected abstract presenters. All presenters will need to cover their own expenses in full, including paying a full registration fee, travel, lodging, and other travel expenses related to attending the Annual Conference.

Topics of Interest

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. 
2019 NNPHI Annual Conference Abstract Topic Descriptions:

• Behavioral Health: Upstream prevention strategies for addressing mental health and substance abuse. 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:  We all have a right to health. “Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be healthier. This requires removing obstacles to health such as poverty, discrimination, and their consequences, including powerlessness and lack of access to good jobs with fair pay, quality education
and housing, safe environments, and health care” (What is Health Equity? RWJF, May 2017). 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.  Strategies that engage Medicaid as well as private healthcare systems, and payers such as insurance companies on the national, state and local level encouraged.
• A Cross-Sector Workforce that Creates Health: Discuss the workforce pipeline (i.e., the governmental public health workforce and the workforce in other sectors/fields that impacts health), workforce policies, enumeration studies, credentialing, cross-training, continuing education, innovations in training and technical assistance, and evaluation of workforce initiatives. Abstracts from the Regional Public Health Training Centers and their community-based training partners are especially encouraged for this topic as well as submissions from state, tribal, local and territorial health departments. 
• Public Health 3.0: Discuss practical approaches to implementing the Public Health 3.0 recommendations including stories of successful multi-sector collaborations that are driving collective action to
improving population health and addressing the social determinants of health. Health in All Policies submissions are encouraged within this topic.  Innovations from state, tribal, local and territorial health departments especially welcome! 
• What’s on the Horizon: Other topics that are considered “on the horizon” are encouraged.  Abstracts in healthy aging, climate change, gun violence, school health
and rural health are a great fit for this category.

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. (Because we typically combine multiple abstracts to form the 90-minute sessions, breakout sessions are limited to one presenter per abstract). 
Abstract Submission Deadline: 11:59 PM PT Friday, November 16th, 2018.


For questions about the abstract submission process, please contact Erin Fitzgerald at [email protected].

For technical support, please contact Brittany Bunn at [email protected].

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