Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Call for Abstracts by the Health Administration Section of the American Public Health Association for the APHA 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition

Call for Abstracts by the Health Administration Section of the American Public Health Association for the APHA 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition

November 15-19, 2014 New Orleans, Louisiana

Healthography: How Where You Live Affects Your Health and Well-Being

Submission Deadline: Thursday, February 13, 2014

We invite all APHA members to be primary members of the Health Administration section and welcome all new, returning and continuing members to submit abstracts to our section! Health Administration is the right section for you if you have an interest in assuring the highest quality public health practice, identifying important issues in the advancement of quality and best practices in health administration, and seeking solutions that advance the health of the communities in which we live and work. The Health Administration section is also the right place for you if you value nurturing, supporting, training and exchanging information with public health and healthcare administrators of all disciplines and publicly advocating the highest quality practice based on sound administrative and scientific principles.

This section invites papers for presentation that address research, practice and policy issues as they relate to health administration and leadership in domestic and international governmental public health agencies, for profit and nonprofit health organizations, academia, business, industry and other settings.

Papers should identify specific administrative and leadership challenges in health administration practice. We encourage papers that focus on solutions including best practices, promising models for the future, and/or instructive failures that offer lessons learned for improvement. These papers should focus on how insights learned from research or practice can be applied in other settings.

Topics of interest include:

Administrative models for improving equity in access, quality, and outcomes

Administrative models for improving patient safety

Administrative models for public health preparedness

Challenges and benefits of social media for health administration

Collaborative improvement efforts in health administration

Core competencies in health administration

Cross-pollination between public health administration and healthcare administration

Emerging challenges in health administration

Ethics and accountability in health administration

Evidence-based health administration

Healthography: Administrative models for overcoming geographical differences in health outcomes

Impacts of the Affordable Care Act

Improving population health through healthcare administration

International perspectives on health administration

Managing risk in health administration

Model practices for mentoring and succession planning in health administration

Model practices in program evaluation

Models for coalition building and policy influence in local health departments

Models for effective management of public health advocacy campaigns

Models for user-centered design of public health interventions

Models of academic / practice partnerships

Public Health Systems and Services Research (PHSSR)

Quality Improvement in Public Health Administration

Successful models for communicating with policymakers

Successful models for meeting PHAB accreditation standards

Translation of health administration theory and research to health administration practice

Using technology to improve health administration practice

Workforce development, professional development, and human resources management in health administration

Workforce diversity in health administration

Program Planner Contact Information:

Alan Card, PhD, MPH, CPH, CPHQ

Evidence-Based Health Solutions

PO Box 62

Notre Dame, IN 46556

Phone: (863) 877-0122



Akilah Cadet, MPH

Quality Management--Department of Education and Training

San Francisco Department of Public Health--San Francisco General Hospital

1001 Potrero, Bldg 30, Suite 3200

San Francisco, CA 94110

Phone: 415-206-4013

Fax: 415-206-4450