Call for Proposals

AMCHP invites you to submit a proposal for the 2017 AMCHP Annual Conference. The theme for the 2017 conference is Engagement with Intention: Inclusivity, Diversity, and Non-Traditional Partnerships. ​

The AMCHP Annual Conference is the ideal venue to present your ideas, research, innovative programming, best practices and effective outreach strategies to MCH and other public health practitioners. Our audience includes directors of state programs, federal officials, advocates, family leaders, researchers and health care providers.

Click here for the online submission system. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, Oct. 20 by 11:59 p.m. ET. You will receive notification of the status of your submission by Thursday, Dec. 1.  

If you have any questions about the session proposal process, please contact Corey Siembeida at or (703) 964-1240, ext. 200.

We look forward to seeing you in Kansas City!

Educational Tracks

The AMCHP 2017 program features these educational tracks. One primary track and optional second track is selected during the proposal submission process.

  • Adolescent Health (includes youth development and transition)
  • Advocacy
  • Child Health
  • Epidemiology/Data, Assessment and Evaluation (includes health outcomes: impact of investment/ROI, etc.)
  • Health Care Financing and Coverage (includes health care reform)
  • Health Equity (includes social justice and cultural competence)
  • Life Course Approach
  • MCH Block Grant Transformation
  • MCH Systems Building
  • Women's and Infant Health
  • Workforce Development and Leadership
Proposal Submission Requirements
To simplify your submission process, please have all of your materials together prior to entering your session proposal. You will need the following:
  • Proposal Title (200 character limit)
  • Proposal Description (3,000 character limit)
  • Proposal Category Preference: Workshop, Poster or Skills-building (see descriptions here)
  • Track Preference (see list above)
  • Presenter Details: name, credentials, position, affiliation, address, city, state, postal code, country, email, phone, biography and educational background post high school (to include degree, year and institution)
General Instructions
  • Primary Presenters (the first name listed in the presenter list on the submission form) are responsible for communicating with co-authors regarding acceptance or rejection, deadlines and all other submission details.
  • All proposals must be submitted electronically via the online proposal submission system.
  • It is suggested that you first develop your abstract in a word processing program then copy and paste the information in the appropriate section. There is no spell or grammar check function in the online submission process. Please do not use all capital letters or abbreviations in your proposal description or title.
  • Those proposals submitted for workshops or skills-building sessions but not accepted will be reviewed for a poster submission, if indicated as such as by the submitter during the submission process.
  • Accepted poster presentations will be required to have one presenter physically present during the time slots as indicated in the acceptance notification.

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