The Chiropractic Health Care Section of the APHA (APHA-CHC) was founded in 1995 and has maintained a critical role in public health issues such as wellness, health promotion and disease prevention in the context of chiropractic policies and practices.
Public health represents the efforts made by a society to protect, promote and restore health. Public health supports clean water, clean air and safe communities—certainly something all doctors of chiropractic already support. Public health also supports prevention and health promotion—and we certainly support that! Why should we go further than supporting public health in principle—and make the effort to join with our communities to actively support it? First, we can increase our impact on society by adding our skills and knowledge to those of the rest of the public health community; this is one of our main responsibilities as health care professionals. Second, we can help our individual patients even more by utilizing the extant information on prevention and health promotion. Third, we can help members of the public health community understand how chiropractic supports health and wellness.
Involvement in the APHA-CHC offers all the above benefits plus more.
We look forward to welcoming you to the APHA-CHC.
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American Public Health Association 2013 Call for Abstracts
Join us! The 2013 APHA meeting will be held in Boston, MA November 2-6, 2013.
Chiropractic has much to offer in the area of public health. If chiropractic is going to make a difference, we need your help. Consider joining us at the APHA annual conference.
“The APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition is the oldest and largest gathering of public health professionals in the world, attracting more than 13,000 national and international physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, researchers, epidemiologists, and related health specialists. APHA's meeting program addresses current and emerging health science, policy, and practice issues in an effort to prevent disease and promote health.”
There are several ways you can participate:
1. Submit a 250 word abstract and be a part of the Chiropractic Health Care program during the APHA conference (call for abstracts, due February 6, is below).
2. Attend the conference to show support for chiropractic and the CHC presenters. For more information about the conference, please visit http://www.apha.org/meetings/AnnualMeeting/
3. Attend the CHC business meetings, where we discuss the future path that the CHC will take with chiropractic and public health.
4. Participate as a volunteer representative at the CHC booth. This helps to inform the thousands of APHA conference attendees about how chiropractic supports public health efforts.
Other reasons for attending the APHA annual meeting
1. Meet experts in public health and other healthcare disciplines.
2. Attend world-class presentations on the topic of public and community health.
3. Renew old friendships with members of the Chiropractic Health Care section, which is now in its 18th year!
4. Boston is a beautiful city with excellent restaurants, exciting attractions, and lots to do both during and after the conference.
If you wish to be a presenter, please read the call for abstracts and submit your materials no later than February 6, 2013.
Call for Abstracts – APHA - CHC
Topics related to this year's theme: "Think Global, Act Local: Best Practices Around the World" and in all areas related to public health and chiropractic health care will receive high priority.
Topics of include:
Arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions
Behavior modification, lifestyle changes, and self-care
Health promotion in the classroom, clinic, community, and the world
Injury prevention, physical activity, and promoting health across the lifespan
Inter-disciplinary approaches to public health for the musculoskeletal system
Public health and chiropractic care
This Call for Abstracts for the APHA-CHC scientific sessions requests papers that present: Original empirical work (e.g., scientific studies, program evaluations, or organizational case studies), or noteworthy advances in methodology or analysis; Innovative integrative scholarship and scientific work; Programmatic reports of significant research infrastructure development; Programmatic reports of health professions curricular development or educational research; Substantive policy analyses (e.g., systems-wide assessments or policy case-studies); Informative reports on program or project management and development; Other similarly noteworthy, innovative, or informative reports and studies.
An author's paper may not have been presented or published prior to its presentation at the APHA Annual Meeting. All presenters must become Individual members of APHA and must register for the Annual Meeting to make their presentation. All presenters must provide, an abstract free of trade and/or commercial product names, at least one measurable single learning objective and a signed Conflict of Interest form with a relevant qualification statement.
The abstract should be relevant to public health and is limited to 250 words. The submission deadline is February 6, 2013.
Abstracts must be submitted electronically through this APHA website: