2022 Call for Breakout Proposals

Thank you for your interest in submitting a breakout presentation proposal for the Communities Joined in Action (CJA) 2022 National Conference. The conference will take place on September 19-20, 2022 at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, LA.

We appreciate your willingness to share best practices in supporting the mission of CJA to connect and equip communities with tools to improve health equity and well-being.

Breakout presentations should be highly interactive and engaging. The format of the session should be 45 minutes inclusive of time for Q&A and include no more than two speakers.

The application deadline is Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

Please note that given our limited capacity, we may not be able to accept all proposals.

Should you have questions or need additional information, please contact Stephanie Ondrias at sondrias@texashealthinstitute.org.

The four breakout topics are:

  1. Workforce: Sessions in this category share short- or long-term strategies for attracting and maintaining an exemplary workforce for their organization or program(s). These can be activities or policies at the program, organizational, or policy level. These sessions can be related to work/life balance, professional development, employee engagement and/or building for and with staff from a variety of personal and professional backgrounds.
  2. Financing and Sustainability: Sessions in this category share successful methods of sustaining financing and fundraising, from health insurance payments and state budget appropriations to grants and donations. What were the nuts and bolts of developing fundraising ideas into strategies to raise revenue for your organization or project? What was the overall timeline to get to success?
  3. Innovative Initiatives: Sessions in this category share effective initiatives and programs to promote equity, improve health, and eliminate disparities in communities. Presenters will share how they identified the priority population(s) or health condition(s), how community members were engaged, what evidence supported the initiative or program, and share any initiative or program outcomes.
  4. Partnering and Community Engagement: Sessions in this category share successful methods of developing and sustaining community engagement and partnerships. How did you decide with whom to develop new partnerships? How did you approach community engagement, and how do you sustain it today?

Submit your application HERE.

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