Conference Tracks

2018 Conference Theme: Unleashing the Power of Local Public Health

This year’s thought-provoking sessions have been organized around the following ways local health departments are addressing the underlying causes of health inequity and disparity:

  • Public Health Law and Policy
  • Leadership, Management and Workforce Development
  • Behavioral Health (Substance Abuse, Mental Health, Violence Prevention)
  • Health Equity
  • Healthy Populations and Communities (Chronic Disease, Infectious Disease & Resilience)
  • Addressing the Social Determinates of Health Through Partnerships

These tracks are aligned with the work currently underway in local public health departments across the country around assessment, collaboration, communication, and management. Abstract submissions should describe innovative, proven, or promising evidence-based practices, programs, services, systems, research, technologies, tools, partnerships, principles, and policies that offer insight or guidance that attendees can readily apply to advance the work in their communities. Submissions may also suggest planned improvements, challenges faced and potential solutions, and innovative theories and concepts from other fields that may be applied to public health work. Abstracts should also describe how the work to be presented aligns or relates to addressing health inequity, where applicable. Examples of possible session submissions are included for each track.