2021 Virtual Forum for Migrant and Community Health
March 22 - 26, 2021

Call for Abstracts | Convocatoria de Propuestas


The National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH), North Carolina Community Health Center Association (NCCHCA) and Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA) is hosting the first Virtual Forum for Migrant and Community Health! Thank you for considering a presentation with us at our 2021 Virtual Forum for Migrant and Community Health. We are 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 2021 Virtual Forum for Migrant and Community Health. Estamos comprometidos 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 National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH), North Carolina Community Health Center Association (NCCHCA) and Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA) collaborative invites you to submit an abstract for consideration to present at the 2021 Virtual Forum for Migrant and Community Health.


General Information: The 2021 Virtual Forum for Migrant and Community Health, will be hosted virtually March 22 -26, 2020. The Forum for Migrant and Community Health 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, October 30, 2020. Please email Maribel Montes de Oca, mmontesdeoca@nwrpca.org, if you need support in submitting an abstract.
Viernes, 30 de Octubre, 2020 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 2021 Virtual Forum for Migrant and Community Health will be sent, via email, in December to all listed presenters. We will need your acceptance confirmation within 14 days of your acceptance email. If more than one person is presenting, please identify the primary presenter on the application form. The primary presenter will receive all correspondence and will be responsible for sharing all information with their co-presenters. Please try to limit the number of co-presenters to one.


Presenter Honorarium: Each session is eligible for a Presenter Honorarium. Presenter Honorarium will be divided evenly among all eligible session presenters. Presenters will be provided with additional information upon abstract acceptance notification. *Federal employees, HRSA/NTTAPs- National Training and Technical Assistance Partners and FHN organizations WILL NOT receive Presenter Honorarium.


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. Our Organizations prioritize 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
  • Behavioral/Mental Health Integration
    Team Based Primary Care Models
    Integration, Childhood Obesity, Opioid Substance Abuse
  • Community Collaborations and Coalition Building
    Local, state, national, Medical-legal partnerships, others
  • Community Health Work / Health Education/ Promotors
    Outreach best practices (pandemic, remote, telehealth)
    Health Center Governance and Administration
    Supporting and supervising CHWs, clinical and operational improvement
  • COVID-19 and Health
    Infection Control and Testing Strategies
    Farmworker Covid-19 Health Data
    Educational Strategies
  • Culturally/Community Responsive Care Practices
    Curanderismo, others
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Emerging Issues Impacting Migrant & Seasonal Agricultural Workers
    Advocating for the benefits of Farmworkers to the Community
    Marketing Messages: The benefits of Farmworkers to Farmers and the Community
  • Enabling Services Innovation and Integration
    Telehealth, Technology and Data
    Telehealth Integration of oral health and behavioral health
    Tracking, Community Health Needs Assessments, others
  • Ending the HIV epidemic
  • Health Center Governance and Administration
    Supporting and supervising CHWs, clinical and operational improvement
  • Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health
    Transportation, culturally and linguistically appropriate services
  • Improving Health Outcomes via Chronic Disease Prevention and Management
  • Medical-Legal Partnerships
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home
    Team Based Primary Care Models
    Mobile Clinics
  • Policy & Environment
    Policy around protecting farmworkers
    Regulations vs. guidance
    Immigration, Affordable Care Act, Medicaid and Health Care Reform
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Universal screening tools and Data Collection
  • Value-Based Care
  • Vilence: Intimate partner violence
  • Violence: Workplace
    Intimate partner violence Environmental and Occupational Health Sexual Harassment, Workers Rights / H2-A Workers, Wage Theft Children’s Rights and Child Labor
    Injury and Health reporting / Pesticide Related Illness, others
  • Workforce Development and Grow Your Own Models
    Recruitment, Retention, others

We welcome and encourage abstracts that are relevant to a multi-disciplinary health center team, to include community health workers (CHWs), promotorxs de salud and outreach workers, and other frontline staff, as well as consumer board members.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)

Abstract Proposal

Complete the abstract proposal application, including: the session title, session description, 3 learning objectives (not included in word count), preferred duration of session, language of presentation and audiovisual requirements. Descriptions longer than 150 words will be edited to accommodate the conference program. Submit the proposal along with a resume or curriculum vitae and a short biographical sketch for each presenter.

Proposal must include:

  1. Completed abstract with Presentation Needs (language, Participation);
  2. Workshop description (150 words maximum for conference program);
  3. 3 Learning objectives;
  4. CV/Resume of each presenter AND Biographical sketch (150 word maximum) for each presenter.

*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.

  1. Step 1: Setup Session

    The following items are required.
    • Name, Email, Phone #
    • Title
    • Preferred Session Time
    • Preferred Presentation Language
    • Presentation Needs
  2. Step 2: Session Abstract

    • Abstract
  3. Step 3: Learning Objectives

    • 3 learning objectives
  4. Step 4: Session Description

    • Session Description
  5. Step 5: Presenters

    One primary presenter is required.
    • Primary
    • Co-presenters
    • Bio (Max 150 words)
  6. Step 6: Resume *for each presenter

    • Resume / CV
  7. Step 7: Confirmation

    • SUBMIT