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2018 Pre-Conference Meeting Registration is Open & Call Abstracts Extended!

1 Sep

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2018 Pre-Conference Edition

The 2018 Annual Pre-Conference is November 10th, 2018!

This year we are partnering with APHA’s Black Caucus of Health Workers (BCHW) and Black Ladies in Public Health (BLiPH)! The conference theme is Living History: Honoring our Past, Uplifting our Future.

This year the Black Caucus of Health Workers is celebrating their 50th Anniversary!  Join us in celebrating our friends and colleagues as they celebrate this special milestone! Happy Anniversary BCHW!

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Join us in San Diego!! Registration for our annual pre-conference meeting & scientific symposium is OPEN!  For more details visit!

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The theme for the Poster Session & Scientific Symposium aligns with the APHA annual meeting theme: Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity for All.


DEADLINE EXTENDED!! Submit your abstract for our poster session or oral scientific symposium!  2018 call for abstracts OPEN NOW!  Abstracts due September 7, 2018!

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Call for Reviewers

 Highlighted Incentives:

  • enhanced critical thinking, editing and writing skills for your own abstracts an manuscripts
  • academic contribution to the SAAPHI Scientific Symposium and Poster Session
  • certificate of recognition as an abstract reviewer for your CV, contract renewal, or for your tenure and promotion package


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SAAPHI 25th Anniversary & Annual Meeting | RECAP

13 Dec

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Thank you for supporting or attending the SAAPHI 25th Anniversary & Annual Meeting! We had great presentations, panel discussions and networking opportunities celebrating excellence in advocacy, research and leadership! Save-the-date for #SAAPHI2018 in San Diego, CA November 2018!


Download Full 2017 Meeting Program Here

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25th Anniversary & Annual Meeting keynote speaker Dr. Derek Griffith of Vanderbilt University delivers his keynote address “Lest We Forget” the Duality of Blackness: The Art of Pursuing Health Equity“.

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Dr(s). Chandra L. Ford, Rebecca Hasson, Bill Jenkins, and Camara Jones discuss SAAPHI’s role over the last 25 years in advocacy, leadership, and research and its past and future members/leaders’ impact on the elimination of disparities.

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The Science & Policy Committee organized our inaugural policy forum Navigating Uncertainty:  Working Toward Achieving Health Equity moderated by Dr. Jammie Hopkins of the Morehouse School of Medicine.  Various leaders in policy working in various public health related settings, organizations, federal agencies, and academic institutions,  provided great insight into the importance of policy work as well as how those working in these settings might use their work to inform policy presently and in the future. Panelist included:

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Leadership is one of the core founding principles of SAAPHI.   Dr(s). Laurie Elam-Evans, Shiriki Kumanyika, Vickie L. Mays, and Tiffany Gary-Webb provided important perspectives on Building a Legacy of Leadership as panelist on our leadership panel moderated by SAAPHI board member Brittney Francis, MPH.

Panelist shared that In leadership it is important to get involved, teach others, and pass the torch of leadership so others can do the same.

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Scientific Symposium

The 2017 SAAPHI Scientific Symposium & Poster Session  “Building Bridges Between Communities, Research, and Policy to Achieve Health Equity” hosted sixteen (16) poster and four (4) oral presentations  from public health students and professionals from various organizations and academic institutions.  Presenters were judged on various aspects of their presentations.  The following were among the top rated poster and oral presentations with several honorable mentions:


  • Sula Hood, PhD | Indiana University | The African American Family Health Communication Project: A Social Network Analysis of Factors Influencing Family Health History Information Exchanges


  • Cagney Stigger | ICF | The Impact of The Affordable Care Act on Trends in Utilization of Health Services for Management and Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes Among African Americans
  • Paris Adkins-Jackson | Morgan State University | Predicted Self-care and Self-rated Health for Black Women

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SAAPHI celebrated its 25+ year milestone where it all began at the First Congregational Church UCC of Atlanta.   The First Congregational Church UCC is the second oldest African American Congregational Church in the United States. Additionally, First Church has a rich history of African American organizational firsts that include the creation of the National Medical Association (1894), the Atlanta Interracial Commission (1919), and Atlanta’s first African American Boys Scout Troop.

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SAAPHI Legacy Series Leading up to our 25th year anniversary celebration, we will be hearing from former and current SAAPHI leadership to learn more about the role that SAAPHI has played in their professional success, how they leveraged involvement in SAAPHI to benefit the African Diaspora, why they were drawn to SAAPHI and their vision for SAAPHI moving forward!

Last in our 2017 series is SAAPHI’s Immediate Past Treasurer and founding SAAPHI member, Dr. Cheryl B. Prince, a Maternal & Child Health Epidemiologist previously work at the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

View Dr. Cherly B. Prince’s video: iTIZ0zA

Special thanks to:

A special thank you to JO our event photographer and Dr. Roberts for his photo contributions. 

Global Health Webinar | Partners In Health

11 Apr

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Join the Membership & Professional Development Committee for the webinar series Global Health in Practice with Partners In Health. Learn more about Partners in Health and how their work is making an impact globally.

Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 12 PM EST
Topic: Post-Genocide: Building A Sustainable Healthcare System in Rwanda

Webinar Panelists:

Anatole Manzi, Mphil, MPH, PhD(c)
Director of Clinical Practice and Quality Improvement, Partners In Health

Jean Claude Mugunga, MD, MS.
Senior Manager of Monitoring, Evaluation and Quality Improvement, Partners In Health

Lisbee Mumford
Project Manager, University of Global Health Equity

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SAAPHI Policy Webinar Series

24 Mar

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2016 SAAPHI Call for Abstracts

18 Feb


The Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI) is soliciting abstracts for the  2016 annual scientific symposium to be held in Denver, CO on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the SAAPHI pre-conference meeting.

The overarching theme of this year’s pre-conference meeting is  Creating the Healthiest Nation: Ensuring the Right to Health

Abstract topics should center on the 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.

submission deadline:  April 29, 2016

⇒ 2016 SAAPHI Call for Abstracts

SAAPHI 2015 Annual Meeting

23 Oct

The 2015 SAAPHI Annual Meeting is being held at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago Room, on Saturday October 31, 2015 in Chicago.

We looking forward to seeing you there! The meeting program is now available: 2015 Annual Meeting Program


SAAPHI Mentoring Roundtable

1 Oct

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