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Submitted abstracts will require the following:

  1. Presentation title
     
  2. The selection of a conference track. Please note there are different abstract components depending on which track you use
    1. Scientific Research and Data
      • The abstract should include:
        • Background: Statement of the primary public health issue that your study addresses; what is known and unknown.
        • Study Question: State your study question(s).
        • Methods: Concisely describe the study design, data sources utilized, analysis methods, and any study limitations.
        • Results: Describe the key findings from the data analysis and limitations.
        • Conclusions: Summarize the key study findings.
        • Public Health Implications: Statement of potential uses of this study for science, policy, programs, public or provider education.
        • Data sources and linkages must be specified.
    2. Program and Policy
      • The abstract should include:
        • Issue: The specific problem that the initiative was intended to address, including evidence that the initiative was needed.
        • Setting: Geographic location where the activities took place, and the intended audience or population expected to benefit from the activities.
        • Project: Description of the activities, including evidence that these activities would be likely to effectively address the problem, innovative aspects, your organization’s role, logic model, and evaluation plan.
        • Accomplishments/Results: The major accomplishments, including evaluation results, i.e. evidence of the effectiveness of the initiative on knowledge, behaviors and/or outcomes in the target population.
        • Barriers: Summary of specific barriers encountered and how/whether they were overcome.
        • Lessons Learned: The take home message, what worked, what should be done differently, and the implications for public health.
        • Information for Replication, such as financial and other costs, key partnerships required, and potential resources to cover costs is optional.
           
  3. The selection of the following items. Please note you will be given a list to pick from during the submission process
    1. Public health areas of focus
    2. Data sources utilized, if applicable
    3. A focus/target population, if applicable
       
  4. Abstract text:
    1. May not exceed 500 words
    2. Define abbreviations and acronyms
    3. Use numerals to indicate numbers except at the beginning of a sentence
    4. Do not use bold, italics, underlines, tabs, hard returns, or all capital letters, including author info, titles, and text
    5. Do not include line graphs, tables, or other attachments
    6. Describe your results instead of saying “results will be discussed”

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