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Submit an Abstract for the 2021 NACCHO 360 Conference

Dec 21, 2020 | Sristy Acharya

From June 29–July 1, in Detroit and virtually, NACCHO will host the 2021 NACCHO 360 Conference. Sharing sessions will highlight the conference theme, “Diving Public Health Forward: A Dynamic Response to Working Together,” and will examine how the local public health workforce and its stakeholders can develop collaborative approaches to identify and strengthen cross-sector partnerships; innovate data- and information-sharing systems; and explore ways to achieve health equity—all with the aim of moving the field forward.

NACCHO is currently accepting abstracts for the 2021 conference. Abstract submissions should describe innovative, proven, or promising evidence-based practices, programs, services, systems, research, technologies, tools, partnerships, principles, and policies. Sessions should offer insight or guidance that attendees can readily use to advance the work in their communities. Submissions may also suggest improvements, challenges, solutions, theories, and concepts from other fields that may be applied to the work of local health departments.

Conference Tracks:

Track 1: Emerging Trends in Public Health and Public Health Policy

  • This track will explore how local health departments (LHDs) are developing public health policies, plans, and laws to respond to emerging trends.

Track 2: Leadership and Workforce Development

  • This track explores the importance of expanding our workforce capacity to support both direct service and population-based public health practice in order to meet the changing health needs of our communities.

Track 3: Partnerships and Collaborations

  • This track will explore the role LHDs have in convening health agencies, stakeholder organizations, and individuals in the community to collaboratively identify community health priorities and pursue effective strategies to improve patient access to preventive and chronic care services.

Track 4: Behavioral Health

  • This track aims to highlight data-driven approaches or initiatives to identify trends in behavioral health issues and collaborate with cross-sector stakeholders (e.g., public safety) and community partners to respond.

Track 5: Equity and Social Justice

  • This track will explore how LHDs approach strategies to strive to create health equity and maintain social inequities leading to poor health, chronic stress, and premature death.

Track 6: Surveillance, Informatics and Data Systems

  • This track will showcase stakeholder efforts and explore how LHDs are using surveillance, informatics, and data systems to collaborate, establish new and enhance existing infrastructure, and apply necessary skills to improve delivery of public health services by getting data into the right hands, in the right format, at the right time.

Track 7: Providing Our Essential Services During Difficult Times

  • This track will explore the importance of how LHDs operate and provide essential services during challenging times of crisis through a strong, functional, and effective operational infrastructure.

View the full track descriptions and learning objectives. To learn more about what’s expected for each category, view the application preview.

Why Present at NACCHO 360?

  • Share your research and expertise with others
  • Contribute to the most recent advances in local public health
  • Advocate for your field
  • Build lasting connections
  • Master your discipline
  • Have a great time


The deadline to submit abstracts for the 2021 NACCHO 360 Conference is Friday, January 15, 2021, 11:59 PM EST. Learn more and submit an abstract at www.naccho360.org.


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