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Deadline Nearing: SAAPHI Call For Abstracts

4 Sep

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 26, 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 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.”

SAAPHI Scientific Committee Student Travel Award

27 Aug

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Purpose
RWJ New Connections in collaboration with the SAAPHI Scientific Committee are offering Student Travel Award to encourage and enable students to attend the SAAPHI Pre-Conference Meeting being held on Saturday, November 15th, 2014 in New Orleans, LA prior to the APHA conference. The travel award is intended to support the attendance of student members of SAAPHI, to further their understanding of health disparities and epidemiologic issues as they relate to the African diaspora and the given conference theme “Healthography: The Relationships of Place and Health in the African Diaspora”. The awards committee will give substantial weight to the depth of the applicant’s role at the pre-conference meeting (presenter, attendee), the academic standing of the applicant, and the applicant’s professional goals as they relate to the mission of SAAPHI.

Number of awards
Five $500 travel grants will be awarded on a reimbursable basis upon submission of documents after the conference.

Eligibility Requirements
● The applicant must be a student enrolled full or part-time (minimum of 6 credit hours) who is actively pursuing a health-related degree
● The applicant must be a junior, senior, or graduate student (Masters or Doctoral) in a public health or other health-related program
● Recipients of other external travel awards/grants are not eligible (e.g. F31, T32)
● The applicant must be eligible for Robert Wood Johnson New Connections network membership
○ Doctoral students (completing their final year of study), postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty members with a PhD or junior-level researchers working in the public of private sectors
○ Members of ethnic or racial minority or low-income communities and/or first in their family to receive a college degree
● Recipients must be members of SAAPHI.
○ To become a member of SAAPHI http://www.saaphi.org. Click on Contact and select Membership

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 at saaphiscientific@gmail.com.
● Please specify Student Travel Award Application in the subject line preceded by your last name (Jones_StudentTravelAwardApplication).
● Resume or CV
● A personal statement (500 word maximum) that includes the following information:
○ Description of your reasons for attending the SAAPHI Pre-Conference Meeting.
○ Discussion of your plans to utilize the experience during the conference to further your professional development and public health research/practice.
● A reference letter from either the department chair or academic advisor attesting to the your commitment to public health research and practice.

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

SAAPHI Scientific Committee Dissertation Award

23 Aug

 

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.

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.

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

SAVE THE DATE: SAAPHI 2014 Pre-Conference Meeting

19 May

2014 SAAPHI Save-The-Date

SAVE THE DATE!!

SAAPHI 2014 Meeting.

Saturday November 15, 2014  8:30AM – 12:30PM

Theme: The Relationship of Place & Health Throughout The African Diaspora.

The SAAPHI Historical Paper is Published in The American Public Health Journal

28 Dec

SAAPHI is pleased to announce that the SAAPHI historical paper is now published and available on AJPH’s FIRST LOOK website.  Below is the abstract and link to the article.

Rebecca E. Hasson, Diane L. Rowley, Cheryl Blackmore Prince, Camara P. Jones, and William C. Jenkins.  (2013). The Society for the Analysis of African-American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI). American Journal of Public Health. e-View Ahead of Print. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301672

In 1990, a meeting jointly sponsored by the Black Caucus of Health Workers (BCHW), the American College of Epidemiology, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention assessed the underlying causes of health status and health disparities, and whether these were the result of race or racism. From this meeting, a group of primarily African American public health researchers decided to focus on health disparities as an issue and proceeded to carry out a number of analyses that focused on the true etiologic factors for health disparities. A number of articles were published, and one organization was formed to carry on this work: the Society for the Analysis for African-American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI). We document the events leading up to the formation of SAAPHI and the contributions that this society and its membership have made toward improving the overall health of African Americans in the United States. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print December 19, 2013: e1–e6. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2013.301672)

http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2013.301672