Download the PDF: Call for Abstracts and Case Studies: CBPHC Working Group

The CBPHC is inviting individuals, organizations, and institutions to submit case studies and abstracts for a new project called “Community Health Workers as Transformative Agents for Health Equity: Global Models, Tools and Lessons Learned From Across Borders”. This series of cases will be presented at our annual conference in San Diego on November 10th prior to the The American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. In addition, the best case studies will be selected for editing by our editorial team to send for  publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

This case study series aims to illustrate how different CHW programs achieve impact in diverse contexts. Each case study in the series will present a CHW program whose positive impact highlights on an aspect of the health equity movement, followed by actionable strategies to help program designers or implementers to approach similar situations around the world.

The abstract generally should include:

  • A Problem or Question to be addressed
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Future Considerations

Case study abstracts should present a CHW program whose positive impact highlights an aspect of the health equity movement, followed by actionable strategies that can be used by CHWs or translated for CHW program designers or implementers around the world.
The case study abstract should contain:

  • A brief description of the program context. Describe the magnitude of the health issue from an equity standpoint.
  • Program design. Incorporate some details about compensation/incentives, training, supervision, scope of work, community involvement, sustainability and structure of the program and health system.
  • CHW program impact. Highlight the impact on a community in terms of achieving health equity.
  • Lessons learned. Capture important lessons that may be applicable to other contexts around the globe.
  • Sustainability and Scale-up. Plans used for program continuation and future directions.

Abstracts should include a title but no other identifiers and will be evaluated and selected based on proper format, relevancy of problem to be addressed, appropriate methods, reasonable results, appropriate conclusions and their significance, and future considerations. Importance will be given to discussions of remedies for gaps in knowledge, design problems, need for design revision, and evidence of community involvement in design, implementation, and evaluation.

Please send your abstract(s) to our to Editorial Team email: CBPHCWorkGroup@gmail.com with the subject line “CBPHC abstract” and the author(s), presenter(s)(mark with an asterix), and the affiliation— school/organization.

 

Deadlines:

Please send abstracts by August 7th, 2018

  • Research abstracts—maximum 300 words, not including the title.
  • Case studies—maximum 750 words, not including the title.
  • Selected abstracts will be notified by August 20th, 2018
  • Accepted case study abstracts, please send a full case study—maximum 1500 words, not including the title, by October 30th, 2018

Download the PDF: Call for Abstracts and Case Studies: CBPHC Working Group