Call for Abstracts and Proposals

You are invited to submit an abstract for  poster presentation for the Southern California Public Health Association (SCPHA) 2017 Annual Conference

The theme for the conference is Creating the Healthiest California: Climate Changes Health. SCPHA requests abstracts that address the conference theme by providing information on successes and challenges of current public health issues. Attendees at the conference include public health professionals, medical professionals, health administrators, students, and public health partners (city planners, public works, non-profits, etc.).    


Poster Presentation – a limited number of poster abstracts will be accepted this year to present on work that relates to the conference theme. Priority will be given to posters that highlight student designed/implemented projects.  


Suggested Major Focuses of Abstracts and Roundtable Proposals:    

Building Healthy Communities & Places (Built Environment)
(e.g., indoor air quality, healthy homes, health and urban infrastructure, health impacts of community design, offshore oil drilling impacts, impacts of energy use and public health, active transportation and Safe Routes-to-Schools)    

Chemicals and Public Health
(e.g., persistent bio-accumulative toxins, endocrine disruptors, chemical risk assessment, chemical policy reform, chemicals in people, epigenetics, and emerging issues: nanoparticles, “green” chemistry & green products)  

 Children's Environmental Health
(e.g., fetal origins of chronic diseases, environmental risks at home and at school or daycare, environmental health risks with disproportionate impacts on children)    

Clean Air and Water
(e.g., water quality and waterborne disease, access to safe drinking water, microbial risk assessment, air and water pollution, vulnerabilities in exposure, and relation to climate change and greenhouse gases (GHGs)   

Climate Change
(e.g., climate change prediction, policy change, adaptation and mitigation measures to protect/improve health, preparedness and community resilience around extreme events and other climate change impacts, disparate impacts of climate change especially on vulnerable communities and people, including the older and younger generations)   

Energy Systems and Policy
(e.g., environmental and health benefits of renewable energy technology, environmental and health risks of renewable energy technology, links to worker health and safety, energy use and policies)  

 Environmental Justice and Health Disparities
(e.g., influence of social, economic, or cultural factors on environmental health risks; exposure, impact, or policy inequities; access to environmental resources, programs that have demonstrated success in improving environmental public health literacy in minority communities)   

Food and the Environment
(e.g., environmental impacts of and threats to the current food system, food sustainability, policy and economics, food justice, food contamination, food waste, food agriculture and climate change). 

   Nature and Human Health
(e.g., natural events as sentinel predictors of human health, emerging infectious disease and environment, sustainable use of land, resources or energy, interactions between ecosystems and human health, engagement with nature, and natural disasters, dying oceans, exposures in subsistence fishing communities, impacts of storms on water safety and security)  

 Noise and Health
(e.g., Health effects of noise exposure, and strategies to reduce the population health impact of noise in the environment)   

Science to Support Decision-Making and Policies
(e.g., Biomonitoring, environmental health tracking, health impact assessment, cumulative risk assessment, risk communication, environmental health literacy, and health in all policies)   

Support for Local Environmental Health
(e.g., community development, infrastructure, disparities in infrastructure, fostering leadership, workforce development, use of lay community health workers for environmental education, citizen science)