2022 Call For Abstracts

2022 Culture of Data Call For Abstracts


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Thursday, April 7, 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m and Friday April 8, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Submission Period: November 30, 2021 –  January 21, 2022, 11:59pm MST. (Deadline Extended)

The Colorado Public Health Association invites you to submit an abstract for our annual Culture of Data Conference to be held April 7-8, 2022.

The Culture of Data (CoD) conference brings together community members, academia, state/local government, and nonprofit organizations that share a goal of achieving health equity.

Conference objectives:

The Culture of Data conference is designed to strengthen the use of data to support the CPHA vision of creating the healthiest Colorado for everyone by:

  • Highlighting data sources and methodologies to identify and measure health disparities and inequities.
  • Sharing innovative practices that promote partnership between community members and public health to make data accessible, meaningful, and actionable.
  • Cultivating relationships and partnerships among conference attendees including data owners, practitioners, and policymakers both in public health and related sectors.

Conference theme:

Public Health: Recovery, Resilience, and Imagining a New Beginning

The theme of the 2022 conference is Public Health: Recovery, Resilience, and Imagining a New Beginning. The last two years have been challenging and transformative for public health. While the pandemic may not be completely behind us, we are starting to see the ways that communities are rebounding from its effects and seeking to address pressing public health issues such as substance use, housing insecurity, climate change, and the many inequities that were exacerbated by the pandemic. This conference seeks to explore the role of data in addressing these issues and preparing public health for a new era.

The Culture of Data conference is seeking submissions that highlight how public health can redefine itself, implement lessons learned during the pandemic, and identify priorities for the years ahead. Submissions that connect to the conference objectives and theme are encouraged; please refer to the suggested topics below:

  • Novel data collection methods, data sources, and other opportunities to strengthen public health monitoring in a pandemic world
  • Innovative ways to assess social determinants of health in communities or assess health, wellbeing, assets, and/or resilience in communities 
  • Data analysis and/or data presentation methods to adjust for pandemic-related disruptions in the data or to examine health equity trends
    • Examples of adjustments, weighting, and triangulating data with other contextual data sources to account for pandemic-related disruptions or better characterize underlying social determinants of health 
    • Examples of unexpected data trends and interpretation 
  • Communication and relationship building strategies to increase trust in public health data and/or further action in addressing structural inequities
    • Incorporating storytelling into data dissemination products
    • Capturing the larger context on why disparities exist at systemic levels
    • Data visualizations strategies that assist audiences in interpreting data trends and visualizing data in more equitable ways
    • Community partnership strategies that foster collective action

You may submit an abstract for one of the following formats:

  • Lecture
    • 20-minute presentation with time afterward for questions
    • This is a typical conference presentation, usually presented with slides 
    • Does not need to include interactive components (although they are welcome)
  • Skill-building session
    • Approximately 1-hour to 1-hour and 15-minutes long
    • Skill-building sessions must be interactive and include hands-on learning or practice for attendees
    • There should be time built into the presentation for attendees to explore new tools, practice skills, or engage in discussions that foster learning
  • Walk and learn – asynchronous session
    • Approximately 15-30 minutes long
    • Audio-only format (podcast style) that allow people to engage with the topic away from their desk 
    • This format would enable presenters to focus on digital storytelling and offer an opportunity for speakers with community-based expertise to share their experiences  

Abstracts will be assessed on:

  • Relevance to conference objectives and theme
  • Whether they address equity  
  • Originality of the work
  • Fit for the proposed format (lecture vs. skill-building)
  • Preference will be given to abstracts that pertain to Colorado or surrounding states in the region

If you have any questions, please contact Allison Rosenthal, Associate Director of the Culture of Data conference, by clicking here

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