Call for Abstracts

Tell your story! Submit an abstract to the annual Many Faces of Community Health Conference, October 26-27, 2017.

We welcome proposals for 60-minute oral presentations on topics appropriate to our audience.


Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: April 12, 5:00 p.m. CST
  • Selection Notifications will be e-mailed by: June 1
  • Presentation slides and handouts due: October 2
  • Conference presentation: October 26 or 27

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What We are Seeking

We are seeking presenters experienced in working with populations from diverse communities who face significant health, social and economic challenges. We encourage submission of abstracts for practical, tested, culturally appropriate strategies or best practices that can be implemented in clinical or community settings and that:

  • Advance health equity
  • Address the needs of patients with or at risk for chronic diseases
  • Address quality of care, care redesign or operational improvements, team-based care, or care coordination and care integration involving primary care settings (including medical, behavioral, oral health and/or community outreach)
  • Address the unique challenges facing safety net providers
  • Align operations with the Triple Aim and/or Health Care Homes

Our overall conference goals are to:

  • Summarize a variety of interventions to reduce health disparities
  • Describe the impact of health care reform on safety-net providers and underserved populations in Minnesota
  • Identify external resources to help adapt to the challenges of operating within the reform environment
  • Recognize how national and state health care reform will affect access, quality and reimbursement

Explore previous Many Faces presentations here.


Abstract Submission Instructions

  1. Access the online abstract submission form. You will be asked to describe:

  1. Complete the form (incomplete forms will not be accepted)
    • Do not include tables, graphics or illustrations
    • Please spell out abbreviations and acronyms when first used
    • Please – no more than 2 presenters per session

You will be asked to describe:

Relevance: How does this topic contribute to the Many Faces of Community Health conference objectives? (250 word limit. Brief supporting data is appreciated.)

Description of Topic: Include community or population of focus, the practice setting, and results/findings. (250 word limit)

3 Learning Objectives

  1. Submit completed survey form online. If you have problems with submitting online, contact Brittney at 


Abstract Review Process

All abstracts are reviewed by the Conference Content Advisory Group (volunteers representing conference attendees) and scored based on the following criteria:


  • Relates to conference goals
  • Addresses health equity or under-served populations
  • Has clear implications for primary care
  • Has practical application


  • Is innovative
  • Is supported by evaluation data
  • Involves a safety net provider such as a Community Health Center
  • Is relevant to diverse settings (large/small, urban/ rural, health care homes, etc.)

We will notify those accepted for presentation by June 1, 2017. If your abstract is accepted, we will confirm your availability and ask you to sign a contractual agreement, disclosures and various forms as needed for offering continuing education credits.




  • All presenters will be required to sign a contractual agreement and submit a conflict of interest form and other documents by June 15.
  • Presentation slides and handouts are due to conference staff by October 2.

Conference Staff:

  • We will waive the registration fee for up to two speakers. For speakers traveling over 100 miles from the Metro area, we will cover one night’s lodging plus mileage as negotiated with our conference staff. No more than 2 people speaking in a single session will receive support for expenses and registration fees waived.
  • We will post your slides and handouts online for attendees to download or view.
  • Many Faces has gone paperless. We cannot reproduce handouts for distribution.

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Contact Information

For questions, contact Laurel at or 651-201-5434

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