Call for abstracts

SOPHE is seeking abstracts for its 2022 Advocacy Summit. Please review the call for abstract instructions document for more information before submitting your abstract. The deadline to submit an abstract is Friday, July 22, 2022.

2022 Advocacy Summit Tracks

Anti-Racism & Youth Health

Achieving health equity for youth requires leadership with an anti-racism lens where young people live, learn, work, play, and worship. This track calls for innovative policies, research, advocacy campaigns and programs or pedagogical approaches that address, dismantle, or eliminate factors contributing to youth health inequities caused by structural racism.

Youth LGBTQ+, Sexual and Reproductive Health

Achieving health for youth will require us to lead with medically accurate, comprehensive, and inclusive policies, research agendas, and programs that meet the sexual and reproductive health needs of youth, including those who identify as LBGTQ+. This track calls for innovative policies, research, advocacy campaigns and programs or pedagogical approaches that address, dismantle, or eliminate factors contributing to youth sexual and reproductive health inequities, including but not limited to reproductive care access, sexual health, or LGBTQ+ identities.

Youth Mental Health

The U.S. Surgeon General has proclaimed that youth mental health is an epidemic we currently face as a society. Based on the Surgeon General’s advisory, this track calls for work that promotes the scholarship and application around recognizing mental health as an essential part of overall health, empowers youth and families to recognize and address difficult emotions, ensures that all children have access to high quality, culturally competent care, increased timely data collection and research effort specific to youth mental health, and addresses the systemic risk and protective factors that impact youth mental health.

Misinformation in Youth Health

There is no doubt that misinformation can impact health, this may be especially true for youth. This track calls for work that focuses on countering misinformation on youth health. Research, advocacy campaigns, advocacy skills & pedagogy that address combatting misinformation across a wide range of youth health topics (e.g., anti-racism, LGBTQ+ health, reproductive/sexual health, mental health, health education, etc.) are encouraged.

Student Poster Track: Health Advocacy for Youth

This track showcases undergraduate and graduate students working on youth-focused advocacy-related research, policy briefs, communication campaigns, student internships, and coalitions on and off their campuses that address youth health equity across a broad range of topics. Topics may include access to care and health equity for Black, Indigenous, people of color and rural populations, culturally integrative care for LGBTQIA+ communities, mental health, disability, climate change, tobacco/vaping, gun violence, and other youth health topics.

Abstract submission deadline: Friday, July 22, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. ET