2020 Western Forum for Migrant and Community Health

Convocatoria de Propuestas


Thank you for considering a presentation with us at our 2020 Western Forum for Migrant and Community Health. The Northwest Regional Primary Care Association is committed to ensuring that our process for submitting abstracts is accessible. If you need support submitting an abstract in other languages please contact Maribel Montes de Oca for assistance mmontesdeoca@nwrpca.org.

Gracias por considerar dar una presentación con nosotros en el 2020 Western Forum for Migrant and Community Health. La Northwest Regional Primary Care Association está comprometida en que nuestro proceso para enviar propuestas/abstractos sea accesible. Si necesita apoyo para enviar su propuesta, o desea enviar una propuesta en Español o en otros idiomas por favor comunicarse con Maribel Montes de Oca para más asistencia mmontesdeoca@nwrpca.org.


Thank you for considering a presentation with us!

The Northwest Regional Primary Care Association invites you to submit an abstract for consideration to present at the 2020 Western Forum for Migrant and Community Health.

General Information: The 2020 Western Forum for Migrant and Community Health, will be hosted in the beautiful Sacramento, CA, February 18-20. The Western Forum provides education and training, information and resource sharing, coalition building, and program and policy development for community centered health professionals and their partners.


Abstract Submission Deadline:
Friday, September 6, 2019. Please email Maribel Montes de Oca, mmontesdeoca@nwrpca.org, if you need support in submitting an abstract.
Viernes, 6 de septiembre, 20198. Por favor comunicarse con Maribel Montes de Oca, mmontesdeoca@nwrpca.org, si necesita apoyo para enviar su propuesta.


Abstract Notification: Notifications of selected abstracts for the 2019 Western Forum will be sent, via email, in Mid-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 the 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. We encourage popular education model, creative, interactive, and multilingual presentations.

*If you need support submitting an abstract in other languages please contact Maribel Montes de Oca, mmontesdeoca@nwrpca.org, for assistance.
*Si necesita apoyo para enviar su propuesta, o desea enviar una propuesta en Español o en otros idiomas por favor comunicarse con Maribel Montes de Oca para más asistencia mmontesdeoca@nwrpca.org.


Relevant Topics: Abstracts should examine current programs, practices, and/or policies related to addressing disparities in health and health care experienced by Migrant Seasonal Agricultural Workers, farmworkers and/or other vulnerable populations. The topics we are especially interested in include (though are not limited to):

  • Access to Care for Medically Underserved Populations
    Indigenous and/or multilingual communities, LGBTQIA+ communities, Mixed Status communities, Communities experiencing homelessness
  • Policy & Environment
    Immigration, Affordable Care Act, Medicaid and Health Care Reform
  • Behavioral/Mental Health Integration
    Integration, Childhood Obesity, Opioid Substance Abuse
  • Chronic Disease Prevention and Management
    Diabetes, Hypertension, Cancer, HIV/AIDS, others
  • Community Collaborations and Coalition Building
    Local, state, national, Medical-legal partnerships, others
  • Community Health Worker / Promotora Models*
  • Culturally/Community Responsive Care Practices
    Curanderismo, others
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Enabling Services Innovation and Integration
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
    Violence and Sexual Harassment, Workers Rights / H2-A Workers, Wage Theft, Children’s Rights and Child Labor,
    Injury and Health reporting / Pesticide Related Illness, others
  • Health Center Governance and Administration
    Supporting and supervising CHWs, clinical and operational improvement, others
  • Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health
    Transportation, culturally and linguistically appropriate services, others
  • Improving Health Outcomes
    Diabetes, Hypertension, obesity, Oral health, others
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home
  • Team Based Primary Care Models
  • Technology, Data and Telehealth
    Tracking, Community Health Needs Assessments, others
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Universal screening tools and Data Collection
  • Workforce Development and Grow Your Own Models
    Recruitment, Retention, others

*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 Access to Care for Medically Underserved Populations (Migrant Seasonal Agricultural Workers, Indigenous and/or multilingual communities, LGBTQIA+ communities, Mixed Status communities, Communities experiencing homelessness)

Submission Process

  1. Step 1: Setup Session

    The following items are required.
    • Submitter Full Name and Email
    • Session Title
    • Preferred Duration: Please indicate your preferred session duration. If your session is selected your indicated preferred duration time is not guaranteed. Session duration will be assigned and adjusted once all sessions have been selected based on committee feedback, conference planning and logistics.
      45 Minute Breakout Session , 60 Minute Breakout Session, 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. We encourage presentations to be language accessible and multilingual.
    • Relevant Topic
    • What Style Presentation will this session be? (Lecture Style, Interactive, Popular Education, other) Please describe the Presentation style and how it will be incorporated into your session.)
    • 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 and/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. We encourage popular education model, creative, interactive, and multilingual presentations.

    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:
    • Assess the health care needs of farmworkers.
    • Identify barriers to health care experienced by farmworkers.
    • 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 / biography.
    *If you do not have a resume/ biography at the time of submission please indicate the date by which you will email your resume to Maribel Montes de Oca mmontesdeoca@nwrpca.org in the provided text box.
  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.