HEALTH: A Call to Action
Bringing together health professionals, scientists, community leaders, policy makers, stakeholders, and more from around Texas to:
- Disseminate best practices for preventing and treating chronic diseases in diverse community settings
- Foster intellectual incubators that generate novel solutions to current health challenges
- Build sustainable partnerships and resources to coordinate activities aimed at achieving health equity
Areas of Focus
Thematic areas of health equity focus around prevention, detection, treatment, and survivorship of:
- Cancer, including screening, early detection, novel treatments, and survivorship
- Diabetes, with a focus on racial/ethnic disparities and prevention
- Mental Health, including disparities in treatment and access to care and comorbid disorders
- Obesity, including prevention, nutrition, and physical activity
- Substance Use, specifically disparities in substance use disorders and treatment
- General: working professional (non-student) interested in attending the conference
- Student: undergraduate or graduate student interested in attending the conference
- Vendor: organization or business interested in vending/tabling at the pop-up shop
- Volunteer: University of Houston Faculty, staff, students, and community members interested in helping the conference planning team
Call for Presentations
The inaugural HEALTH: A Call to Action conference invites researchers, professionals, service providers, students, and community members to present new research findings, culturally-informed prevention strategies, novel evidence-based interventions, best practices for community partnerships, and implementation innovations that advance health equity for all.
Presentation topics that address health disparities or provide innovative insights into health-equity science are preferred with additional prioritization given to areas such as cancer, diabetes, mental health, obesity, population health, precision medicine, social determinants of health, substance use/abuse, and access to care. Moreover, presentations that provide guidance regarding novel prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, and/or dissemination and implementation strategies for our underserved communities are encouraged.
- Student Poster Presentation: a visual display of research findings in the form of a paper poster that conference participants may view and engage in discussion with the author. Apply Here.
- Oral Presentation: a session in which there is one selected topic presented by an individual or an organization.
- Symposium Presentation: a session in which a number of speakers present individually on a common topic or theme in collaboration with each other. The symposium for this conference will include three to four presenters and a moderator. The goal of the symposium is to provide diversity of perspectives and integrate those perspectives into a meaningful whole. Each speaker must submit an abstract, and the group as a whole must submit an abstract that summarizes the symposium topic or theme. Apply Here.
Presentation guidelines can also be found under Quick Links.
Deadline to apply: November 8, 2019 11:59PM CST
Questions regarding the requirements or application process? Contact: HRIconference@gmail.com
University of Houston Main Campus
January 30, 2020
- Pre-Conference workshop
- Pre-Conference reception
January 31, 2020
- Conference general session with keynote speaker (TBA)
- Symposium Sessions
- Student research poster session
- Pop-up shop