I. Call for Abstracts

Western Forum for Migrant and Community Health

Thank you for considering a presentation with us!


Northwest Regional Primary Care Association invites you to submit an abstract for consideration to present at the Western Forum for Migrant and Community Health.


General Information: The 2018 Western Forum for Migrant and Community Health, to be held in Seattle, WA, February 22-24 provides education and training, information and resource sharing, coalition building, and program and policy development for like-minded community health professionals and their partners.


Submission Deadline: Friday, September 22, 2017.


Abstract Notification: Notifications of selected abstracts will be sent, via email, in early November. If multiple presenters are listed, only the individual submitting the abstract (the primary presenter) will be notified.


Abstract Selection: Abstracts are peer-reviewed on the basis of quality and clarity of the content, subject relevance (see relevant topics below), and strength of learning objectives. NWRPCA prioritizes presentations that are interactive and participatory. Abstracts should explain specific activities, methods or techniques that will be used to encourage participation in the session as well as any take home messages and/or tools that will be made available to participants.


Relevant Topics: Abstracts should examine current programs, practices, and/or policies related to addressing disparities in health and health care experienced by farmworkers and/or other vulnerable populations in one of four tracks (or thematic areas):

  1. Health Care Delivery
  2. Outreach & Health Education
  3. Policy & Advocacy
  4. Workforce & Leadership Development


Topics we are especially interested in include (though are not limited to):
  • Access to Care for Medically Underserved Populations
  • Affordable Care Act and Health Care Reform
  • Behavioral Health Integration
  • Chronic Disease Prevention and Management
  • Community Collaboration and Coalition Building
  • Community Health Needs Assessments
  • Community Health Worker Models and Workforce Development *
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health Center Governance and Administration
  • Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health
  • Immigration Policy and Reform
  • Partnerships with State and Local Public Health
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma-Informed Care

* NWRPCA welcomes and encourages abstracts that are relevant to community health workers (CHWs), including promotoras/es de salud, outreach workers, community health advisors, peer health educators, and other frontline lay health workers. Presentations related to the CHW workforce should include CHWs as presenters and/or have CHWs involved in the creation of the abstract and presentation. Abstracts pertaining to the CHW workforce should describe within the text of the abstract whether CHWs will be presenting and/or the role CHWs played in the development of the abstract and presentation.

II. Submission Process

  1. Step 1: Setup Session

    The following items are required.
    • Workshop Title
    • Submitter Full Name and Email
    • Preferred Duration: 90 Minute Breakout Session or 3 hour Intensive Session
    • Preferred Language for Presentation: English or Spanish
      Please note that simultaneous interpretation services will not be available in all breakout sessions.
    • Relevant Topic
    • Comments
      Explanation for duration or language preference selected, if needed. Can you make your presentation longer or shorter? Are you able to present in English or Spanish?)
  2. Step 2: Session Abstract

    Session Abstract Guidelines:

    Abstracts are peer-reviewed and will be evaluated based on quality and clarity of the content, subject relevance, and strength of the learning objectives.

    NWRPCA prioritizes presentations that are interactive and participatory. Abstracts should explain specific activities, methods or techniques that will be used to encourage participation in the session as well as any take home messages and/or tools that will be made available to participants.

    Abstracts pertaining to the CHW workforce should describe within the text of the abstract whether CHWs will be presenting and/or the role CHWs played in the development of the abstract and presentation.
  3. Step 3: Learning Objectives

    Please enter one Learning Objective per box. Learning objectives should be clearly stated, measurable, and attainable. Below are examples of acceptable learning objectives:
    1. Assess the health care needs of farmworkers.
    2. Identify barriers to health care experienced by farmworkers.
    3. List three best practices for providing health care to farmworkers.
  4. Step 4: Session Description

    The Session Description should be a short summary of the Session Abstract. It will be used for inclusion in the conference program and related marketing materials if the abstract is selected.
  5. Step 5: Presenters

    One primary presenter is required.
    • Search for a presenter you would like to add by using email address or last name to find the names of presenters in the database.
    • If the person you are looking for is not found, select 'Not Found' from the search results, and enter the presenter's information.
  6. Step 6: Resume

    All presenters are required to upload a resume.
  7. Step 7: Confirmation

    • Review your submission on this page.
    • If you are satisfied, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the 'Conclude Submission' button.
    • If you would like to edit something, click the step you would like to edit on the left-hand menu on your screen. Please note that you are able to go back and edit your submission until the submission deadline.