Call for Papers: “Think Global, Act Local—Achieving Health Equity throughout the African Diaspora”


American Public Health Association’s 141st Annual Meeting, to be held in November 2-6, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts, is organized around the theme “Think Global, Act Local: Best Practices Around the World.” The Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI) calls for abstracts for the 2013 for the Black Caucus for Health Workers and SAAPHI pre-conference meeting on November 2, 2013. The overarching theme of the pre-conference meeting is “Think Global, Act Local: Achieving Health Equity throughout the African Diaspora.” Abstracts are due on June 28, 2013.

Description: Topics of the abstracts should center on the SAAPHI/BCHW themes and/or the APHA theme. While abstracts reflecting new and innovative information in any area of public health disproportionately impacting African Americans will be reviewed, presentations on the following topics are of particular interest: Life Course Research (focusing on populations from birth to the elderly); Gender Issues; Research focusing on African Diasporic Populations (African-American, Afro-Latino, West Indian and African populations); and Social Determinants of Health. In addition, abstracts that reflect integrative approaches to individual and community health promotion using evidence-based research, intervention guided-research, and health policy advocacy are also encouraged.

All abstracts will be peer-reviewed, evaluated, and ranked for originality, quality, topic applicability, and relation to SAAPHI issues. Please address how your research can inform current or future policies. If your research project includes an intervention, please address its sustainability. For secondary analysis, please address how this research can influence or inform current or future policies.

Students and early professionals are especially encouraged to submit abstracts pertaining to their academic research. Please designate in your submission whether you would like your abstract to be reviewed for an oral presentation, poster presentation, or both.

Awards will be presented following delivery of the presentations and posters at the 2013 SAAPHI annual meeting. Winners must be members of SAAPHI or become members at the time of the meeting.


• Abstracts must be submitted online to

• Abstracts must be 250 words or less.

• Abstracts should follow the standard format: Purpose/Objective, Methods, Results and Conclusion.

• Authors will be notified by July 15, 2013.

[Many thanks to Reese Charleswell for bringing this item to our attention.]

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