Mid-Atlantic Partnership Regional Conference

Virtual conference “Strengthening Communities Through Trauma-Informed Public Health” to be held January 13-14, 2022.

After the success of its inaugural conference, the Mid-Atlantic Partnership is proud to bring its second conference to the public health communities across Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. The pandemic continues to remind us that a strong public health infrastructure that is trauma-informed and equitable is crucial to address healing and rebuilding at the local, regional and national level.

The Delaware Academy of Medicine/Delaware Public Health Association (Academy/DPHA), Maryland Public Health Association (MdPHA), and Pennsylvania Public Health Association (PPHA), are bringing together regional experts through a two-day virtual conference, with the theme, “Strengthening Communities Through Trauma-Informed Public Health.”

The conference will cover public health topics with a trauma-informed lens as together we consider the many ways that trauma impact individuals and communities, recognizing the signs, developing a system that responds to that level of care with healing and resiliency and lastly, prevention of trauma in the future. Abstracts are now being accepted on the topics below:

  • Climate change and trauma;
  • Trauma in children/adverse childhood events; and
  • Individuals living with intellectual developmental disabilities.


Abstracts may be delivered in either oral or poster presentation formats. For more information about the submission process and terms of agreement, click the “Learn More” link below.

Students are encouraged to submit abstracts! Student posters will be automatically enrolled in a student poster competition; the winner will be eligible for a free 2-year membership in their local APHA affiliate and win a $250 gift card.

Abstracts must be received by 5 p.m. October 15, 2021.


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