Call for Abstracts for Poster Presentations for Primary Health Care Conference
Primary Health Care: Striving for a Culture of Health
Pace University—Lienhard School of Nursing, New York, NY
Friday, November 4, 2016
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Lienhard School of Nursing (LSN), Pace University is hosting an inter-professional conference, Primary Health Care: Striving for a “Culture of Health” on November 4, 2016. This conference will highlight the essential core elements of primary health care.
Primary health care has a different focus and goal than primary care, as it addresses contributory essential elements to achieve health for all. As such, it involves many determinants of health including: the environment, social justice, education, economic and political conditions and policies, access to health care and the availability of healthy foods, as well as other factors that have an impact on health.
- Examine the determinants of health within the context of primary health care.
- Explain how, by addressing the social determinants of health, providers build a culture of health thereby facilitating the health of the population.
- Discuss the importance of community participation, inter/intra-professional and inter-sectorial collaboration, in relation to a culture of health.
- Explore multi-level strategies for promoting population health by addressing issues such as social justice, environmental health, access to healthy nutrition, and access to education through policy, economics, coalitions, and community involvement.
- Identify how health care providers and others involved in population health and well-being can integrate the elements of primary health care to enrich/improve their practice.
Instructions for Abstracts
The Lienhard School of Nursing at Pace University encourages the submission of abstracts for poster presentations at the Primary Health Care: Striving for a “Culture of Health” conference. Professionals and students from all disciplines are encouraged to submit abstracts that address primary health care and the determinants of health from their disciplinary or a transdisciplinary perspective.
Abstracts may be research-focused, clinically-focused, program-focused, or policy-focused. Abstracts must specify a population of interest and the population-based issue along with an identified evidenced-based intervention involving a collaborative process. Projects/initiatives that are in effect should be completed or well underway, and should not be in an early brainstorming or early implementation stage. Literature reviews are also welcome.
Abstract Topic Examples
- Primary Health Care
- Global Health: Policy, Economics, Justice, and Equity
- Determinants of Health, such as
- Economic Stability
- Social and Community Context
- Health and Health Care
- Neighborhood and Built Environment
- Advocacy and Health Policy
Abstracts for poster presentations should conform to the following format:
- Background, including statement of the problem, and aims: Describe the need for the project and the purpose of the study/project.
- Design or Methodology: Describe how the program or research was implemented and how data were collected and analyzed.
- Results: Include data that supports the conclusions.
- Research-focused projects: Provide the statistical data to support the conclusions.
- For literature reviews, describe how the articles were chosen.
- Clinical/program-focused projects: Describe how the program works to achieve its aims, how its impact is measured (include metrics), and if the program is achieving results.
- Policy-focused projects: Describe a successful advocacy strategy and its impact on the social determinants of health.
- Conclusions and Implications
Word limit: Abstracts must be no longer than 300 words.
Biography: a 250-word narrative biography is required at the time of abstract submission. It should be a description of the presenting author’s educational and professional background in paragraph form.
There is no fee for abstract submission. The author submitting the abstract must be present at the conference.
Submission deadline: June 1, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Click here for the abstract submission form.
Professionals and students from all disciplines are encouraged to submit abstracts for poster presentations.
Abstracts should provide sufficient detail to fully evaluate the author’s work, research design, data, analysis, and results.
An interdisciplinary panel will judge abstracts according to the following criteria:
- Originality of work.
- Clarity of aims, methods, and conclusions: The abstract is clearly written with: a clear background; sound methodology; and relevant and sufficient data to support the conclusions
- Relevance, impact, and importance to primary health care and/or the determinants of health.
Acceptance notification and next steps
Authors presenting posters will be notified by e-mail in July.
If the abstract is accepted:
- Authors will be notified by email of the acceptance of the abstract for poster presentation.
- Authors will be required to
- Confirm their intent to present the poster at the conference by August 15, 2016.
- Register for the conference.
- Poster dimensions: no larger than 36” x 60”.
Continuing education credits pending for nurses and social workers.