The 2019 call for abstracts will open in March 2019. Please check back at that time!

Many Faces will be held at Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Park, October 31 – November 1, 2019.

What We Are Seeking

We are seeking presenters with experience 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 address any number of the following:

  • 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

Each session is 60 minutes.

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, solutions, results, and findings. This is not the place for a “community health 101” presentation.


Our overall conference goals are to:

  • Summarize a variety of interventions to improve health and reduce health disparities
  • Describe the impact of health care reform on safety-net providers and underserved populations in Minnesota
  • Identify strategies and resources to help adapt to the challenges of operating within the health care reform environment
  • Recognize how national and state health care reform will affect access, quality, and reimbursement
  • Recognize the role safety net providers and communities play in promoting health equity, preventing and managing chronic disease, and ensuring access to the underserved

Explore previous Many Faces presentations here.


Abstract Review Process

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


  • Related to conference goals
  • Addresses health equity or underserved 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

We will notify those accepted for presentation by May 15, 2018. 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 continued education credits.




  • All presenters will be required to sign a contractual agreement and submit a conflict of interest form and other documents. Due date is forthcoming.
  • Presentation slides and handouts are due to conference staff by September 26.

Conference Staff:

  • We will waive the registration fee for up to two speakers. For speakers traveling over 100 miles from the Twin Cities 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.



Contact Information

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