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REGISTRATION OPEN FOR THE SOCIETY FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN HEALTH ISSUES ANNUAL MEETING

14 Aug

Registration now open for the SAAPHI Annual Meeting!

SAAPHI’s pre-conference events for the 143rd APHA Annual Meeting will take place on October 31 – November 1, 2015 in Chicago, IL!

Saturday, October 31: SAAPHI Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium.The theme of this year’s meeting is “Health in All Policies“. We invite you to join us for a dynamic meeting designed to increase our understanding of creating and implementing policies to promote health within the African American community. This year’s agenda will feature researchers, local community members, and students who will address public health and health policy issues salient to African Americans. The event is tentatively scheduled for 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Our agenda is forthcoming, and the room location will be announced soon.

Sunday, November 1: SAAPHI’s 4th Annual Mentoring Roundtable.Students and early-career professionals are invited to attend our mentoring rountable! Experienced professionals from academia, government agencies, and community-based organizations will share their insights into how to be successful in public health careers. This is also an excellent opportunity to identify and connect with potential peer mentors. The event is tentatively scheduled for 8:00 – 10:00 AM, and the room location will be announced soon. Limited seating available!

Please note that attending the Annual Meeting does not grant admission to the Mentoring Roundtable. You must select and register for both events if you would like to join us on Saturday and Sunday. For additional information, please email saaphipresident@gmail.com or saaphiconference@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-saaphi-annual-meeting-tickets-17879644498?aff=ebrowse

Call for Proposals from APHA Commission to End Health Care Disparities

4 Aug
The Commission to End Health Care Disparities is accepting proposals from organizations that excel in providing services with measurable outcomes to vulnerable populations, including but not limited to racial and ethnic minorities, which achieve one of the following goals:
  • Improve blood pressure control among patients with hypertension
  • Improve medication adherence among patients with hypertension
  • Increase participation in community-based diabetes prevention programs that are part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program.
One individual representing each of the selected proposals will receive an all-expense paid trip to Chicago to highlight his or her program in front of a national audience of leaders in medicine and allied health and receive an award for excellence in controlling blood pressure and preventing diabetes. Applicants should e-mail their proposals to Tanya Lopez by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, August 14.
The presentations will take place during the fall meeting of the Commission to End Health Care Disparities on September 26. Proposals should illustrate evidence-based strategies, demonstrate best or promising practices, or detail innovative methods in controlling blood pressure and preventing diabetes that promote health equity. Proposals may be submitted for the following categories:
  • Inpatient setting
  • Ambulatory care setting
  • Public organization
  • Provider
  • Health-care payor
  • Community-based organization
  • Faith-based organization
To apply, applicants need to submit a PDF or Word document that provides all the following information in 500 words or less:
1. Describe your organization (type, size, geographic location, and populations served) and the program that achieves a minimum of one of the specified goals. How long has this program been in existence?
2. Describe the process used to implement the program. What data is collected to measure outcomes for this project and how is this data presently used for quality improvement?
3. What factors have been most important to the program’s success? Why?
4. What were obstacles that your organization had to overcome during the implementation process for this program and how did you address these obstacles?
5. Do you feel that your current program is sustainable? Why or why not?
Selection criteria include:
  • completeness of the proposal, understanding of the issues related to controlling hypertension and preventing diabetes in vulnerable populations, recommendations for policy and references where appropriate;
  • use of reliable quantitative or qualitative data, analytical strength and depth; and
  • comprehensiveness and clarity of the proposal, significance and impact in practice to lead to reduction, and eventual elimination of health disparities

The Impact of Racism on the Health and Well-Being of the Nation: A four part webinar series

16 Jul

Naming and Addressing Racism:
A Primer

July 21, 2015 | 2 p.m. EDT
Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, and Camara P. Jones, MD, MPH, PhD

This kick-off webinar featuring APHA’s executive director, president and president-elect will take a look at some of the nation’s leading health inequities. APHA President Shiriki Kumanyika will discuss how racism is one of the most challenging tools of social stratification we face when trying to improve the health of the public. She also will reflect on the evidence and research needs related to how racism limits our ability to make America the healthiest nation. APHA President-Elect Camara Jones will tell the Gardener’s Tale and present a framework for understanding racism on three levels. This framework is useful for understanding the basis for race-associated differences in health, designing effective interventions to eliminate those differences and engaging in a national conversation. Register now!

Upcoming webinars in this series:
Community Violence Well-Being
August 4, 2015, 2 p.m. EDT

Unequal Treatment: Disparities in Access, Quality and Care
August 18, 2015, 2 p.m. EDT

Racism: The Silent Partner in High School Dropout and Health Disparities
September 1, 2015, 2 p.m. EDT

SAAPHI Member Spotlight

29 Apr

SAAPHI Member Spotlight

this could be you

We realize that our diverse, distinguished, academically active and professionally engaged members are a valuable resource. Our highly active listserv shows exactly how informed our members are. For this reason, we encourage our members to become more actively involved in our network, by attending our annual meetings and mixers.

Through our new Member Spotlight section of the newsletter, we are offering another opportunity for our members to get-to-know-each-other, and more importantly identify those who share the same interests. In each biannual newsletter we will highlight SAAPHI members.

If you are interested in taking the spotlight, please contact saaphicommunications@gmail.com for an application.

SAVE THE DATE: SAAPHI 2015 Meeting

7 Apr

Highlighted Stories: Just Released – New 4th Edition of the Women of Color Health Data Book from the the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH)

1 Apr

The NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) is pleased to announce the publication of the Women of Color Health Data Book, 4th Edition.

The Women of Color Health Information Collection presents data on race/ethnicity and disease. Through data, clues about how culture, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic background, and geographic location contribute to the health status of women of color can be identified. In order to explore sex differences, scientists need data about the similarities and differences between women and men in diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other conditions.

Learn more about women of color and their unique health needs, and how the Women of Color Health Data Book, 4th Edition, can assist clinicians in providing person-centered care for diverse populations of women. Please be sure to check out the Data Book, pull-out Data Book collections on breast cancer and HIV/AIDS, and a podcast from the Academy of Women’s Health. Also visit ORWH Director Dr. Janine Clayton’s blog for a commentary introducing the Data Book.

For more information on women’s health, visit the NLM Women’s Health Resources website.

Created in a partnership between the National Library of Medicine Outreach and Special Populations Branch and the National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women’s Health, this page presents topics pertaining to women’s health collected to support the mission of the Office of Research on Women’s Health to promote research in the field.

SAAPHI 2015 Call For Abstracts – “Health In All Policies”

5 Mar

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Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues

 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS


American Public Health Association 143rd Annual Meeting – Chicago, IL

Health in All Policies

October 31 – November 4, 2015

 

ABSTRACTS DUE: May 1, 2015
The Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI) is soliciting abstracts for the 2015 annual scientific symposium to be held in Chicago, IL on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at the Black Caucus for Health Workers and the SAAPHI pre-conference meeting. The overarching theme of this year’s pre-conference meeting is Health in All Policies”.
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)
  • 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 2015 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 June 5, 2015