Call for Abstracts

Submission Deadline: November 8, 2019, 11:59 PM ET
At this critical moment for public health in the United States, join the Network for Public Health Law and the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics to share legal and policy strategies to address fundamental drivers of inequity, promote health and well-being, and save lives.

Abstracts for individual and panel presentations at the 2020 Public Health Law Conference, taking place September 16-18 in Baltimore, Maryland, are currently being accepted. Abstracts from non-lawyers and lawyers are accepted. In addition to attorneys, researchers, and public health practitioners, professionals working in health care, social/community services, education, housing, transportation, environmental and other sectors are invited to submit abstracts.

We encourage submissions related to the theme Building and Supporting Healthy Communities for All under these conference tracks:

  • Addressing Social and Structural Barriers to Health Equity — Topics in this track include Community Health Workers, marginalized communities, race and health, rural health, Medical-Legal Partnerships, immigration and health, and tribal health.
  • Building Healthy Environments and Climate Resiliency — Topics include the built environment and safe neighborhoods, climate adaption solutions, environmental justice, toxicants, water quality, safe and healthy housing, and food systems.
  • Health Policy Now — Topics include the Affordable Care Act, cannabis, gun violence, reproductive health, mental health, opioid misuse/harm reduction, and vaccination requirements.
  • Improving Child and Adolescent Health — Topics include access to care, adverse childhood experiences/trauma-informed care, obesity, vaping, health in schools, social and emotional learning, and injury prevention.
  • Strengthening Public Health Legal Capacity — Topics include preemption, emergency preparedness, executive decision-making, public health authority, shared services, agency accreditation, and data sharing and privacy.

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