Abstracts for the 2020 conference are now open!

* Please note that we have extended the abstract submission deadline to July 1 at 5 PM.


What We Are Seeking

We welcome presenters experienced in working with populations from diverse communities that face significant health, social, and economic challenges. We encourage the submission of abstracts for practical, tested, culturally appropriate strategies or promising practices that can be implemented in clinical or community settings and that address any of the following:

  • Advancing health equity and addressing social determinants of health
  • Addressing the needs of patients with, or at risk, for chronic diseases
  • Addressing quality of care, care redesign or operational improvements, team-based care, or care coordination and primary care integration (including medical, behavioral, and/or oral health)
  • Addressing the unique challenges facing safety net providers
  • Aligning operations with the Quadruple Aim and/or Health Care Homes

Presentations of particular interest include:

  • Hot topics in clinical care such as substance use disorder (SUD)
  • Innovative care delivery models, including the use of telehealth, remote patient monitoring, or collaborative care
  • Workforce issues related to recruitment, retention, or resiliency
  • Topics related to our 2020 theme of Cultivating Innovation and Resiliency

Each session is limited to 60 minutes, including time for Q & A.


Our Overall Conference Goals:

  • Describe the impact of policy changes on safety net providers and underserved populations in Minnesota, and their effect on access, quality and reimbursement.
  • Identify strategies and resources to help adapt to the challenges of operating within our changing environment.
  • Recognize the role safety net providers and community organizations play in promoting health equity, preventing and managing chronic disease, and ensuring access to the underserved.
  • Showcase a variety of interventions to improve health and reduce health disparities.

      Conference Audience

      The Many Faces audience is made up of experienced professionals in the fields of community health, clinical care, public health, and health policy. Please ensure that your abstract and presentation dive deep into innovations, practical solutions, evidence-based practices, quantifiable results, and key findings. This is not the place for a “community health 101” presentation.

      Explore previous Many Faces presentations here.


      Abstract Submission Instructions

      1. Access the online submission form starting March 2, 2020.
      2. Complete the form (incomplete and late forms will not be accepted).
        • Do not include tables, graphics or illustrations
        • Please spell out abbreviations and acronyms when first used
        • Do not include more than 2 presenters per session
      3. Submit a completed survey form online.

      Abstract Review Process

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

      • Relates to conference goals and theme
      • Addresses health equity and/or underserved populations
      • Is supported by quantitative and qualitative evaluation data
      • Has tangible results and clear implications for primary care
      • Has practical application and provides actionable steps for attendees
      • Is innovative or addresses an emerging concern
      • Involves a safety net provider such as a Community Health Center
      • Is sustainable and replicable

      We will notify those accepted for presentation in July or early August 2020. 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.


      Expectations of Presenters

      • All presenters will be required to sign a contractual agreement and submit a conflict of interest form and other documents by the deadline given.
      • Submit presentation slides and handouts to conference staff by the deadline given.
      • We will post your slides and handouts online for attendees to download or view. Many Faces cannot reproduce handouts for distribution.

      Benefits to Presenters

      • We will waive the registration fee for up to two speakers for the day of your presentation.

      Important Dates

      As we monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak we anticipate slight adjustments to the following dates. We will keep this webpage updated as we know more. Thank you for your patience during this time. 

      • July 1st, 2020- 5:00 p.m. CST: Abstract submission deadline (No late or incomplete submissions will be accepted)
      • End of July/early August: Selection notifications will be emailed
      • End of July: Selected speakers will receive their speaker packet (with contractual agreement and conflict of interest form) from Monet Goudreault
      • September 1st: Completed speaker packet due to Monet Goudreault
      • October 3rd: Slides and handouts due to conference staff. These slides will be posted online for attendees to download
      • October 22: Conference presentation

      Contact Information

      For questions, contact Monet at monet.goudreault@mnachc.org or 612-253-4715.