September 24-27 2017

Marriott World Center Orlando

Call for Proposals

2017 SHSMD Connections Storyboard Showcase
"Innovations in Population Health"

Has your organization developed an innovative way to improve the health and wellness of defined populations as part of an organizational population health strategy? Then we invite you to submit a proposal for the 2017 SHSMD Connections annual conference Storyboard Showcase by the June 9 deadline.

Below are some ideas of to consider in submitting a Storyboard Showcase proposal:

  • New community health offerings
  • New models of care 
  • New engagement strategies to influence healthy behaviors         
  • Initiatives to address social determinants of health
  • Implementation of virtual care

Other ideas are also welcome. Please be sure to highlight the role strategic planning, business development, marketing, public relations, and/or communications may have played.

Featured population health projects must be from 2016/2017. Storyboards will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to SHSMD membership
  • Innovation
  • Organizational and community impact
  • Quantifiable results
  • Engaging use of information and data
  • Visual appeal/graphic design

SHSMD will provide selected presenters with the dimensions and template suggestions for developing and designing their storyboards. SHSMD will also handle the printing and display of the storyboards at the conference at no expense to the participants.

Storyboard entries must be submitted by individuals currently working for a healthcare provider organization, such as a health system or hospital. Consultants and vendors are welcome to submit proposals as long as they are collaborating with a provider. Submissions should be limited to three per organization.

Selected storyboards will be displayed throughout conference, with a designated presentation on Monday, September 25 from 3:30-5 p.m. ET. At that time, representatives from the chosen organizations must be stationed at their storyboards to share and discuss with attendees.


  • June 9: Deadline to submit online application
  • June 29: Selection of storyboard proposals will be announced
  • August 14: Deadline to submit storyboards

Please click here to submit a storyboard proposal by completing the online application form.

If you have questions or need further information, please contact Brian Griffin, SHSMD Senior Editorial Specialist at