Call for proposals – National Health and Extension Outreach Conference

The National Health Outreach Conference Planning Committee is now accepting proposals for the 2016 National Health Outreach Conference All-Aboard!: Building Partnerships for a Healthy America to be held April 6-8, 2016 in Roanoke, Virginia.

Whos invited: We are soliciting presentations from a wide variety of professionals doing work that fosters health and wellness for individuals, families and communities. Those professionals may include, but are not limited to: university faculty in medical and other academic institutions; public health professionals; local, state and federal agency partners; practitioners in the health care industry; students and Cooperative Extension professionals.

When: April 6-8, 2016

Where: The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, Roanoke, Virginia

Conference theme: All Aboard!: Building Partnerships for a Healthy America

Conference goal: Build a collaborative approach among organizations and agencies to achieve a healthier and safer America by promoting health and wellness, advancing health equity and reducing health disparities.

Interested individuals may submit proposals for five different types of presentations:

  • Workshop  Sixty-minute interactive capacity-building workshop. Participants learn how to utilize a new approach, program, curriculum, or method.
  • Seminar  Sixty-minute session designed to help participants gain a deeper understanding of a phenomenon, concept, or issue.
  • Research/Evaluation ReportThirty-minute presentation of a scholarly paper that shares results of community assessments, applied research, programmatic interventions, or campus-community partnerships.
  • Poster  Information about a program, project, or resource displayed and hosted by the presenter during a reception.
  • iGNITE Session – 5-7 minute presentations with up to 15 PowerPoint slides. Focus on one program or evaluation. Ten presentations will be grouped together to form one fast-paced session hosted by a moderator.

Proposal Submission Deadlines:

  • Oct. 16, 2015
  • Individuals will be notified of status of proposal no later than Feb. 1, 2016

For more information, visit the National Health Outreach Conference website. You can submit your proposal via a survey web link.

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