Call for Abstracts

We encourage the submission of abstracts highlighting practical, tested, culturally-appropriate strategies or best practices that can be implemented in community health development initiatives. Desired topics for submission include, but are not limited to:


·        Best practices, knowledge and lessons learned from successes and challenges in community health initiatives across Northeast Ohio and beyond

·        Innovative methodology to address social determinants of health of  a community and/or special and underserved populations

·        Use of data-driven and evidence-based practices in public and community health

·        Cross-sector  partnerships to advance population health and health equity

·        Trends to build and/or rebuild  thriving communities


Submissions will be evaluated for oral presentation during a breakout session, or as part of a panel. Abstracts should be composed of no more than 250 words, not including the title.


Organize your abstract into the following sections:

·        Purpose and Introduction to problem/issue

·        Learning objective(s)

·        Methodology

·        Outcome(s)

·        Conclusion and recommendation(s) for practice


Additionally, please include the following information after the body of your abstract.

·        Primary author/presenter’s name and contact information (including phone and email)

·        Name(s) of co-author(s)

·        Brief biographical statement of the primary author (composed of no more than 150 words)


Materials must be submitted as a PDF to by June 1st, 2018 (11:59 p.m. EST). We will notify submitting authors of accepted papers by July 9th, 2018. Please direct any questions to Jennifer King via the email address above.