Present at SBH2021


The State of Black Health national conference features several concurrent breakout sessions. Presenters highlight successful programs, campaigns, or advocacy efforts that have led to reasonable, clear, and transferable promising practices.

All abstract submissions should review real-world outcomes rather than theory-based data analyses. Preference will be given to authors who have been actively engaged in the program, campaign, or advocacy effort.


Presenters should be able to discuss public health implications and real-world application of the project. Community, state, and federal-level relevance should be apparent. Ideas presented should be aspirational, dynamic, and energizing for those in attendance. Hence, an optional video submission has been added to the submission process. 


Abstract submission must fall within the three (3) tracks of the conference. 

Wellness & Chronic Disease Disparities

This track reviews corporate, community, healthcare, and governmental public health efforts that are moving the needle toward reducing HIV or other chronic disease disparities. Sessions may discuss how specific policies, community initiatives, or public health campaigns are impacting health disparities and they can be replicated within communities nationwide.​

Economic Barriers

This track will explore how unemployment/underemployment and the attainment of livable wages contribute to current health disparities and remains a primary concern in African American communities. Presenters may discuss policies, programs, or services designed to promote economic parity for individuals from underserved populations. Submissions may also review solutions to reduce the ever-expanding income gap, encourage entrepreneurship, increase employee productivity, promote employee health, and/or accommodate employees living with a chronic disease.

NOTE: No abstracts will be accepted for our virtual conference in March of 2021.



  • Abstracts must be submitted via the online form. Emailed abstracts will not be accepted.

  • In total, the abstract text should contain no more than 500 words.

  • The abstract may contain up to two images, uploaded separately during the submission process.

  • All abstracts must include at least one measurable audience learning outcome.



Release for Call of Abstracts:                             TBD

Deadline for Abstract Submissions:                    TBD

Notification of Accepted Abstracts:                   TBD


Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the submitting author. Please note that only the corresponding author will receive an email concerning the abstract and is responsible for informing all co-authors of the status of the abstract. Authors whose abstracts have been accepted will receive instructions for the presentation of their abstract.


Accepted abstract presenters must register to attend the conference. Failure to register will result in removal of the presentation from the conference program.


Authors will be provided with a presentation template when notified of acceptance. Presenters should also plan to participate in one call to discuss the presentation with conference organizers.

Institutional Injustices

This track will address how injustices in our nation’s judicial, educational, and federal institutions produce unhealthy communities and promote health inequity. Submissions may explore the impact of institutional racism on the health of African Americans and should highlight policy initiatives and promising practices that provide resources at the state and local level to address this issue.

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