Breakout Sessions

Call for Breakout Session Proposals

Deadline Extended!!!

The application deadline is 11:59PM EST on Monday, January 14, 2019

The 2019 Communities Joined in Action (CJA) National Conference is pleased to announce the call for breakout proposal applications is now open!

The theme of this years’ conference is Partnering to Build Equitable Communities.

Applicants from various backgrounds (large health systems/community benefit offices, small nonprofits, FQHCs, social service agencies, local governmental units, free care networks, researchers, and even health plans) are encouraged to submit proposals that align with the conference theme and objectives:

  1. ENGAGE current and potential partners across all sectors to improve health locally and nationally.
  • This breakout track focuses on sharing strategies for engaging your community in your work. How do you consider equity? How do you engage and develop local leadership, community members, funders, or volunteers? How do you work across sectors? Share methods of bringing new people into your work, changing decision-making structures and processes, advocating for policy changes, or other methods of engaging your community to improve health.
  1. EQUIP leaders with evidenced-based models and promising practices to improve factors related to health outcomes.
  • This breakout track focuses on sharing tools and best/promising practices that you have used to implement your work, and sessions in this track will provide concrete examples of activities that can be replicated in other communities. Share your experiences developing and implementing new forms, technology, data collection methods, dissemination processes, or other innovations. Provide attendees with references to the evidence you used, show examples and discuss how attendees can use these tools and best/promising practices in their home communities.
  1. INSPIRE and share inclusive equitable solutions to ignite positive, sustainable community health change.
  • This breakout track focuses on sharing outcomes or learnings – both quantitative and qualitative – of programs, policy changes, or research activities. Stories of learning from unexpected results, learning from “failing,” and learning from unintended outcomes are encouraged – sometimes our success is only possible after many tries! Presenters in this track are highly encouraged to propose non-traditional methods of presentation, such as TED talk-style presentations, videos, role plays/skits, or other methods.

         The application deadline is 11:59PM EST on Monday, January 14, 2019.

Submit your application HERE! Applications must be received electronically.

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