Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Call for Abstracts on Social Justice in Health Educ & Promotion

2010 CALL FOR STUDENT ABSTRACTS: PHEHP Student Awards Committee

The Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section (PHEHP) of the American Public Health Association announces a call for abstracts for a dedicated student poster session at this year's annual meeting being held in Denver, Colorado, November 6-10, 2010.

Student awardees can be active at the doctoral, masters, or undergraduate level. Ten student awardees will be invited to present their work (poster format) at the conference and will receive a certificate for their participation. Students are also eligible for a $50 stipend if all required information is provided.

The student submitter must be the first author. Multiple student authors are acceptable. Faculty members may not be the first author. The student author or an author from the student group must register for and attend the conference to accept the award.

Abstract Topics
Students are encouraged to submit abstracts that relate to the conference theme (Social Justice) as well as other themes related to public health education and health promotion. Abstracts should:
  • Demonstrate a student's work on an applied research or evaluation project
  • Document a student's (or group of students') community health education or health communication work
  • Showcase a student's contribution on a project involving the translation of research.
Review Criteria
  • Originality of research endeavor. 
  • Does this work represent a new approach or seek to document new information?
  • Innovation or level of thought used to develop the research project.
  • Quality of methods, such as design applicability, sampling, data collection methods, analysis process, findings, etc.
  • Clarity of writing.
  • Relevance of the topic to the APHA conference theme and to PHEHP's mission.
Submission Process
Abstracts are limited to 250 words, must include at least two learning objectives, and must be e-mailed by 11:59 p.m. (PDT) on Thursday, April 15, 2010. Please note that all submissions must use the forms below. Abstracts should be completed in 10-12 point Times New Roman font.

All submissions must include:
  • Abstract (template below)
  • Submission form
  • Proof of student status (i.e., letter from advisor)
For more information, visit http://www.apha.org/membergroups/sections/aphasections/phehp/
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