New Grant Program for Graduate Students!

Policy Research, Inc. is announcing a new grant program for GRADUATE STUDENTS: Analyzing Relationships Between Disability, Rehabilitation and Work (ARDRAW), Small Grant Program for Graduate-Level Research ($10,000 stipend). Applications are due Thursday, March 2nd! See attachment for more info.


Join CoH Leadership

Our call to fill three leadership positions within the Caucus on Homelessness is now open until July 31, 2016 11:59pm Pacific. Email our Chair, Ben King at, and Chair-elect Dr. Jack Tsai at to inquire for more details. The positions available include:

    • Membership Chair
    • Social Media and Networking Chair
    • Student Liaison

The fundamental requirements for each of the roles are outlined below:

Membership Chair

  • Primarily responsible for recruitment of new members into the Caucus throughout the year, including at the APHA annual meeting
  • Collects and tracks membership survey responses, including facilitation of members interested in getting involved with caucus activities
  • Orients new members about the Caucus and updates membership about ongoing activities and events
  • Reports membership lists annually, via the Caucus Chair and Caucus Collaborative representative to APHA staff

Social Media and Networking Chair

  • Works closely with the membership chair
  • Manages the website content posts
  • Manages content on the Caucus’s Facebook page
  • Explores new ways to network and develop social media presence
  • Coordinates social activities planning for the annual meeting

Student liaison

  • Attends both Caucus and APHA Student Assembly meetings and functions
  • Maintains communication line between Caucus and APHA Student Assembly
  • Coordinates and assists the Caucus mentorship program

Writing a successful abstract

AHPA hosted a webinar sharing tips for writing a successful abstract. Check out the links below for recordings of the presentations. View the PowerPoint presentation here.

1. General Abstract Information
Jenevieve (Jenn) Kincaid, MD, MPH(c), MM(c), RN/BSN, BMus.
Vietnam Caucus

2. Abstract Themes
Ozlem Ersin, PhD, MEd, MBA
Medical Care Program Chair & Governing Councilor

3. Successful Submissions
Alicia M. Thompson, MSW
Health Administration Section Councilor

4. What are Reviewers Looking For?
Michelle S. Williams, PhD, MPH, CHES
Women’s Caucus Program Planning Co-Chair

Want to Review Abstracts?

Call for Reviewers – Deadline January 29, 2016, 11:59pm (PT)

The Call for Abstract Reviewers is now open for APHA’s 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo. We are opening the Call for Abstract Reviewers to the entire Caucus membership; you sign up now by logging into the Call for Reviewers page. Your time and expertise is invaluable and would be greatly appreciated!

After signing up as a reviewer, you will receive a reviewer notification email in late February with a link to your assigned abstracts and the Conflict of Interest form. You will have 2-3 weeks to review assigned abstracts starting March 7, 2016. We look forward to your contributions. Please contact Claudia Davidson for more information or if you have any further questions.