Submit Your APHA Abstracts Today!

On January 15th, 2013, posted in: News by

Are you a researcher in male health and wellness, or know someone who is?

The Men’s Health Caucus (within the American Public Health Association) is currently accepting abstracts for submission for the 141st annual APHA conference, which will be held in Boston, MA from November 2-6 2013. This year the theme is: Think Global, Act Local: Best Practices Around the World.

The deadline for submission is Monday, February 4, 2013. Abstracts are limited to 250 words. Those whose abstracts are accepted for presentation will be asked to give 15-minute oral presentations or to present their work in an hour-long poster session.

Please contact our Program Planner, Ana Fadich by email ( if you have questions about the topic areas or abstracts. For more information, or to submit an abstract, click here .

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Access to healthcare
  • Aging males
  • Community health initiatives
  • Disparities in men’s health (gender, racial, sexual, etc)
  • Global men’s health
  • Health messaging to men
  • International men’s health movement
  • AND MANY MORE! found here .


If you, or someone you know, are interested, please submit an abstract today! Contact Ana Fadich for more information.

The 5th Annual Health Disparities Conference will take place on March 8 & 9, 2013 Teachers College, Columbia University in New York, New York.  This year’s conference theme is Culturally Appropriate Research, Practice, and Policy Approaches to Health Disparities within a Stress and Coping Bio-Psycho-Social-Environmental-Cultural Framework.

You are invited to submit your abstracts for papers, panels and posters by January 8, 2013.  Click here to download full submission information.


The Men’s Health Caucus (MHC) concluded a fantastic presence at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting in San Francisco. This year the MHC featured over 29 men’s health research presentations at 6 scientific sessions and a poster session, covering topics from fatherhood to HPV in boys to implementation of the Affordable Care Act and its impact on men’s health.

Ana Fadich, MPH, Program Planner for the Caucus shared, “With over 85 research abstracts submitted, representing the work of over 350 researchers, it was hard to narrow down which of the quality submissions to choose to present at this year’s meeting. I am so pleased with the quality and outcome of this year’s presentations and think we have set the stage for the 2013 Annual Meeting in Boston whose theme is Think Global Act Local.”

Outgoing Chair of the MHC, Scott Williams, MPA, stated, “With standing room only at most of our scientific sessions, it is evident that the disparities of the health of men and boys in our country is becoming a priority for more public health experts.”

The MHC was also had the opportunity to partner with the Women’s Health Caucus to host a joint session titled, “Are women from Venus and men from Mars when it comes to delivering effective health messages?” The session examined how best to develop health and wellness communications outreach, keeping in mind, the different needs and preferences of women and men.

Incoming Chair of the Caucus Salvatore Giorgianni, PharmD observed, “I am privileged to lead the Men’s Health Caucus for the next two years and look forward to continuing the growth and success that we have already set in motion in our two year existence.”

The Men’s Health Caucus is announcing that you may now submit abstracts for the 2012 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting.

Visit to view topics and submit abstracts. Please feel free to share this information with other public health professionals who may be interested. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, February 7 2012.

If you have questions please contact our Program Planner, Ana Fadich by email at

At the 2011 APHA Annual Meeting the Men’s Health Caucus was pleased to announce the debut of the 2011-2012 Men’s Health National Policy Agenda. This is a first of it’s kind document in the United States. This document highlights the key vision, principles, goals and priorities of the MHC, and stands as the policy standard for improving the health and well?being of men and boys in our country. We encourage you to share this agenda with your colleagues, leadership at your respective organizations, as well as your elected officials. This is a living document that will be updated as new national issues arise.

Please click here to download the 2011-2012 Men’s Health National Policy Agenda.

You can also view a public service announcement about the agenda here.