The call for abstracts for the 2021 conference is now closed

Please contact Monet at with questions about our 2021 abstract process.



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

* Please note we are not looking merely for formal research-based projects and encourage presentations that include qualitative data.

Presentations of particular interest include:

  • Hot topics in clinical care such as substance use disorder (SUD), trauma-informed care, and COVID-19 response
  • Innovative care delivery models, including the use of telehealth, remote patient monitoring, or collaborative care
  • Workforce challenges related to recruitment, retention, or resiliency
  • Projects focused on transformational leadership and organization-wide improvement efforts
  • Any other topics related to our 2021 theme of Leading Change in a New Normal

Each session is limited to 60 minutes, including time for Q & A. Sessions should be minimally interactive given they will be presented virtually. Workshop format and small group discussions are discouraged.

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 8, 2021.
      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 at the end of July 2021. 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. Slides and handouts will be posted online for attendees to download or view. Many Faces cannot reproduce handouts for distribution.
      • All presenters must have video capability and comfortability presenting virtually on camera.
      • Sessions will be recorded and made available for attendees to watch on-demand following the live event.

      Benefits to Presenters

      • We will waive the full conference registration fee for up to two speakers.
      • Opportunity to share your work with a captive audience that makes up Minnesota’s safety net.
      • Recognition as a leader in community health innovation.

      Important Dates

      • May 14th, 2021- 11:59 pm CST: Abstract submission deadline (No late or incomplete submissions will be accepted)
      • End of July: Selection notifications will be emailed
      • Early August: 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 14th: Slides and handouts due to conference staff. These slides will be posted online for attendees to download.
      • November 4th and 5th: Conference presentation *please keep both dates available until your session time has been confirmed.

      Contact Information

      For questions, contact Monet at