2018 Call for Abstracts

Submission Deadline September 15, 2017 at 9pm EST


  • Learn about emerging research across the field and gain skill in designing applied research and program evaluation
  • Network with a multidisciplinary group of participants concerned with the acquisition of new knowledge in correctional health practices
  • Gain new skills to develop academic-correctional health partnerships and overcome barriers to research in your institution
  • Reflect on emerging health policy issues in correctional health and criminal justice


  • 60 minute seminars for facilitated policy discussions, panels or research skills training 
  • 30 minutes lectures: detailed 20 minute topic presentation with 10 minute of Q&A 
  • 15 minute peer papers: tight 10 minute presentation on completed or in progress projects with 5 minutes of Q&A
  • Poster Presentations
  • 60 minute Special Topic Networking Sessions


Theme for the 11th Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health: While the conference accepts proposed presentations or posters for consideration on any area of criminal justice health (see list of potential tracks below), we are interested in patterns, experiences and outcomes of health service utilization in criminal justice involved populations, including care provided during incarceration and both during and after community reentry. We welcome presentations on ways to effectively address the complex needs of justice involved populations, including particular emphasis in 2018 on Population Health Management and Data Driven Decision Making.

  • Community reentry
  • Health policy
  • Implementation Science and Clinical Translation
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Mental Health
  • Policy 
  • Practice Redesign 
  • Primary Care 
  • Public Health 
  • Research
  • Ethics of Clinical Practice and Research 
  • Special Populations
  • Substance Abuse 
  • Infections from Injection Drug Use (HIV, HCV)
  • Community based participatory research
  • Clinical controversies on health care delivery behind bars


The Board of Directors of ACCJH is conscious of stigmatizing terminology which is often used to describe justice involved persons and populations. As such, we are promoting first-person language which we believe is more humanizing, to describe people who are involved in the criminal justice system. We support recommendations by the Osborne Association and seek to eliminate stigmatizing language in conference print materials, proceedings and presentations. To that end, we ask proposers to exclude the terms below from their proposals and presentations, substituting them with the suggested (or similar) terms.

  • Terms to be avoided                        Preferred terms
  • Convict, Con, Inmate, Prisoner            Person who is incarcerated
  • Offender, Criminal                              Person in pre-trial or with charge
  • Parolee                                               Justice-involved person
  • Ex-Con                                               Formerly incarcerated person
  • Parolee                                               Person on parole or probation