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Present at 2019 MPHA Conference

Abstract Submission Deadline: May 31, 2019------ All abstracts must be submitted online

The annual MPHA conference on September 17-18, 2019 in Bozeman, Montana, will feature a series of hands on-skill building workshops, sessions and networking opportunities.

Our theme this year is "Moving Forward: The Changing Landscape of Public and Environmental Health".

MPHA welcomes abstract submissions for a variety of session types. We  want to offer hands-on practical training with specific tips, real world scenarios, and application exercises. Abstract submissions should be geared towards building practical skills, increasing specific knowledge and sharing effective resources. We highly value abstracts that:

  • Offer a hands-on component to practice skills.
  • Provide activities that enable small group discussion and peer learning.
  • Inquire and honor participant experience in the topic.
  • Allow time for questions, sharing of challenges, and ideas.

Sharing sessions will be organized around the following tracks.

Track 1: Moving Forward: The Changing Landscape of Public and Environmental Health
Public health plays a key role in developing policies, plans, and public health laws, and dealing with emerging trends. This track will include any emerging trends or public health issues.

Track 2: Well-being (e.g. Youth, Community, Mental)
This track focuses on how public health can help improve the environments and places where people of all ages live, work, play, and worship, through technical support and funding. This track also focuses on how public health addresses mental well-being through the core functions of public health. Public health can facilitate the process of developing local intersectoral collaborative efforts/activities/partnerships to create healthy communities.

Track 3: Leadership, Management, and Workforce Development
Public health must have a competent workforce that is able to succeed with its three core functions: assessment (eg. collect, assemble, and make available info on the public health status of the community), policy development (eg. advocate for public health, build constituencies, and identify resources in the community), and assurance (eg. inform and educate the public about health problems and the availability of services). Sessions in this track will focus on recruiting, retaining, and managing competent, knowledgeable employees interested in public health.

Track 4: Healthy Behaviors and Choices (e.g. Fitness, Tobacco, Opioids, Nutrition) 
A focus of public health today is encouraging people to make healthy lifestyle choices such as exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy diet, and avoiding the use or overuse of potentially harmful substances such as tobacco and opioids. Sessions in this track should focus on the building partnerships for the creation of programs, policies, and community initiatives that focus on the healthy behaviors and choices. 

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Abstract Submission Deadline: May 31, 2019

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