Archive | July, 2014

You’re Officially Invited To The Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI) ANNUAL MEETING

18 Jul

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http://www.saaphi.org

HEALTHOGRAPHY: THE RELATIONSHIP OF PLACE & HEALTH THROUGHOUT THE AFRICAN DIASPORA

FEATURING •

David Carlisle, MD, PhD President and CEO

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Matthew Valliere, MPA Deputy Director
Center for Community and Preventive Health Office of Public Health Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals

WHEN: November 15, 2014
8:30am – 12:30pm

WHERE:

142ND ANNUAL APHA ANNUAL MEETING AND EXPOSITION NEW ORLEANS, LA

For more information please contact: saaphiconference@gmail.com

EVENT REGISTRATION:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-society-for-the-analysis-of-african-american-public-health-issues-annual-meeting-tickets-12166242559
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SAAPHI Scientific Committee Dissertation Award

17 Jul

Purpose
To provide funding and recognition to outstanding doctoral students who are in public health or other health-related fields and a demonstrated interest in contributing to the field of health disparities research as evidenced by a dissertation topic of relevance to people of the African diaspora.

Number of awards
Three $300 dissertation awards will be granted.

Eligibility Requirements
The applicant must be a student enrolled either full or part-time (for a minimum 6 of credit hours) who is actively pursuing a doctoral degree in public health or other health-related field

The applicant must have successfully defended the dissertation proposal and have received written approval to begin dissertation research

The topic of the dissertation must be related to the mission of SAAPHI which is to:
To initiate and assist in the improvement, development, maintenance, and utilization of appropriate databases for the understanding of health problems and needs of African American communities;
To promote the utilization of scientific information on African Americans in program and policy decisions; and
To formulate and advocate appropriate public policies for health promotion and disease prevention among African Americans.
Recipients of other external grants are not eligible (e.g. F31, T32)

Application Instructions

Please send an electronic copy of all application materials as a single PDF file, collated in the order below to the SAAPHI Scientific Committee to saaphiscientific@gmail.com.

Resume or CV
A descriptive summary of the dissertation research and significant aspects of the work, suitable for an audience of educated lay people (500 words maximum).

A budget or detailed description for the use of the funds

A reference letter from a thesis or dissertation advisor evaluating the merits of the proposed project and discussing the contributions of the student to his/her field (i.e., presentations, papers, awards, or other evidence of scholarly superiority), and a statement confirming that the students dissertation approval has been approved.

Deadline
The deadline for submission of all materials to SAAPHI is September 26, 2014.

Selection Process

Members of the SAAPHI Scientific Committee will select the recipients via a competitive review process.

DissertationApplicants will be notified by email of the award decision by October 3, 2014.

Black Women for Wellness 2014 Conference: Get Smart, Before You Get Sexy (Los Angeles, CA)

16 Jul

Each year Black Women for Wellness (BWW) holds an annual conference to provide an open forum and space to highlight the health status of black women and girls. The complex lives of black women has been written about by the likes of Maya Angelou to Melissa Harris Perry.  Black women’s presence, space, bodies have been analyzed and critiqued and although no experience is the same, there is a certain amount of shifting that Black women do that affects the type of interactions and experiences we have with others in our society.  With constantly shifting to the ideals of society, black women’s health is being compromised both physically and emotionally.  Given the disportionately high health issues black women face, and the urgency to address black women’s health, BWW is focusing this year’s  conference on transforming silence into action, framed in a discussion around reproductive and sexual health, rights and justice.

Get Smart B4U Get Sexy
Making Sex Smart and Smart Sexy
Tuesday Sept. 23, 2014
Time: 8:30 am – 5pm

Location:
The California Endowment
1000 N. Alameda
Los Angeles, CA 90017

To register for the conference: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-women-for-wellness-annual-conference-get-smart-before-you-get-sexy-tickets-12020897829?aff=eac2

Input Needed for a Diabetes Management Study

16 Jul

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“A research team at the University of Virginia is interested in learning more about how people with Type 2 diabetes take care of their health. Check out the link to their group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/DiabetesManagementStudyCommunity/.

Feel free to pass this link on to others you believe would be interested.”
I understand that you may want to know more about this project, so I’m happy to answer any questions you may have about our research. We also have a lot of information on our group’s page, which you are more than welcome to check out.

EXTENDED CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

16 Jul

The Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI) is soliciting abstracts for the 2014 annual scientific symposium to be held in New Orleans, LA on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the SAAPHI pre-conference meeting. The overarching theme of this year’s pre-conference meeting is Healthography: The Relationship of Place & Health throughout the African Diaspora.

ABSTRACTS ARE DUE: SEPTEMBER 26, 2014

Topics of the abstracts should center on the SAAPHI theme 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)
• 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 2014 SAAPHI annual meeting. Winners must be members of SAAPHI or become members at the time of the meeting.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING ABSTRACTS
• Abstracts must be submitted online to saaphiscientific@gmail.com
• Abstracts must be 250 words or less
• Abstracts should follow the standard format: Purpose/Objective, Methods, Results and Conclusion
• Authors will be notified by October 3, 2014

NOTE: Presenters who fail to show up for their scheduled presentations without previously notifying the program planner of cancellation will not be permitted to present papers or posters at the SAAPHI annual scientific symposium for two years following the “no-show.”

A Message From SAAPHI’s Membership Committee

11 Jul

Greetings,

Our names are Brittany Marshall and Falil Oritola and we are the Membership Committee Co-Chairs for the Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues, better known as SAAPHI.

First, we would like to thank you for joining our YahooGroup; it is wonderful to see 315 persons who are united in our journey towards eliminating disparities and improving the overall health of African-Americans. As a (501c3) non-profit public health organization in relation with the American Public Health Association (APHA), SAAPHI is comprised of fellows, scholars, students, faculty, and public health professionals from around the nation.

We have hardworking board members seeking to advance SAAPHI on a national scale and within APHA. At times our growth as an organization has been restricted not by diligence, but by financial limitations. SAAPHI has the potential to excel and stand out with the right amount of financial participation from our membership netowrk. Will you help us in our goal to reach 70% active participation through the payment of membership dues?

Your financial investment in SAAPHI will only yield positive results for the African American public health community. Membership dues will do a number of positive things for the organization and allow the organization to invest back into its membership as a result. Please visit the SAAPHI website (http://www.saaphi.org/#!membership/c1gzt) and become financially active today. Dues are $40 for professionals and $25 for students annually.

For further information, we can be reached at saaphimembership@gmail.com

Thank you,
Brittany Marshall and Falil Oritola

SAAPHI 2014 Meeting — Call For Abstracts DEADLINE EXTENDED

2 Jul

Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS 


American Public Health Association 142nd Annual Meeting – New Orleans, LA “HEALTHOGRAPHY” November 15-19, 2014

ABSTRACTS DUE: September 6, 2014
 The Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI) is soliciting abstracts for the 2014 annual scientific symposium to be held in New Orleans, LA on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the SAAPHI pre-conference meeting. The overarching theme of this year’s pre-conference meeting is Healthography: The Relationship of Place & Health throughout the African Diaspora.


Topics of the abstracts should center on the SAAPHI theme 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) 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 2014 SAAPHI annual meeting. Winners must be members of SAAPHI or become members at the time of the meeting.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING ABSTRACTS
 Abstracts must be submitted online to saaphiscientific@gmail.com  Abstracts must be 250 words or less  Abstracts should follow the standard format: Purpose/Objective, Methods, Results and Conclusion  Authors will be notified by September 19, 2014 NOTE: Presenters who fail to show up for their scheduled presentations without previously notifying the program planner of cancellation will not be permitted to present papers or posters at the SAAPHI annual scientific symposium for two years following the “no-show.”