Understanding Social Determinants of Health
Poster Competition


Thank you for your interest in participating in The Hispanic Roundtable Convención Hispana poster competition. Please see below information on poster content, guidelines, and submission requirements.

The goal of this poster presentation is to create awareness on a specific social determinant of health (SDOH) within the local Hispanic/Latino community in Northeast Ohio. The World Health Organization defines SDOH as “the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age, and the wider set of forces and systems shaping the conditions of daily life. These forces and systems include economic policies and systems, development agendas, social norms, social policies and political systems”. In addition to educating the audience about the selected SDOH, the poster must describe how the SDOH impacts the health and wellness of the Hispanic community in Northeast Ohio. These posters are meant to educate the community, the language should be at a level comprehendible to the general population.

Abstract – Should be approximately 250 words in length and succinctly describe the five aspects listed below (SDOH, Impact, Solution, Metrics/Evaluation, and Conclusion):

I. Coverage of a SDOH
The poster should present and explain one SDOH from the list below in simple language and in a visually engaging manner.

II. SDOH Impact to the Hispanic/Latino Community of Northeast Ohio
Posters must illustrate how this SDOH impacts the Hispanic/Latino community of Northeast Ohio. It is highly encouraged to use statistics and data to support how the SDOH affects health outcomes. Any data used in the poster should have proper references.

-High School Graduation
-Enrollment in Higher Education
-Language and Literacy
-Early Childhood Education and Development

Economic Stability
-Food Security
-Housing Stability

Health and Health Care
-Access to Health Care
-Access to Primary Care
-Health Literacy

Neighborhood and Built Environment
-Access to Healthy Foods
-Quality of Housing
-Crime and Violence
-Environmental Conditions

III. Solution or Intervention
Posters must demonstrate a proposal or initiative to improve or change the selected SDOH in the Hispanic/Latino community of Northeast Ohio. The proposal should be tangible and feasible to implement.

IV. Evaluation
Posters must provide a way to measure and track the success of the proposed intervention in the community. Additionally, the poster must highlight how the proposed intervention will ultimately improve population health.

V. Conclusion
Posters must close with concluding remarks on 1) why the SDOH is impacting the Hispanic/Latino community of Northeast Ohio; 2) their proposed intervention; and 3) how their proposal will positively impact the health of the community.

Poster Dimensions
Judging Posters should be at most 37” X 37” in dimension. The flow of the poster should be easy to follow by the general audience. For participants looking for a template, Genigraphics has multiple examples available for download ( While Genigraphics does not have a standard 37” X 37” template, one can customize them by performing the following:
1) Download a template that has equal height and width (i.e., 44” X 44”, 24” X 24”, etc.)
2) On Powerpoint, click “Design”
3) Click “Size”
4) Choose “Custom Size”
5) Type “37 inches” into both height and width
Font and Text Size
Text should be legible from four feet away. Therefore, we recommend using either Times New Roman or Calibri with a font size no smaller than 28.

1) Participants must complete the following form and submit along with their abstract by Friday, September 23, 2016.
2) Participants must also email their poster as a PDF file to by Friday, September 23, 2016.
3) In order to be eligible for the competition, participants must complete part 1 (form and abstract) and part 2 (e-mail PDF file) as described above by the deadline.

Presenters must bring their printed posters to Max Hayes High School, located at 2211 W. 65th Street, Cleveland, OH 44102 on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Posters must be hung up in the designated exhibition area by 9:00am. Presentations and judging will begin at 9:30am.

A panel of judges will score posters according to the following:
Literacy – Is the poster easily understandable, demonstrates flow, and is written at a literacy level readable by the general public?
Engagement – An appointed judge will be listening to a five minute presentation of the poster by the presenter.
Awareness – In addition to official judges, the public will also have the opportunity to rate posters using anonymous surveys. This will be factored into the official judge’s scores for a final score.

Scholarship awards will be presented to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers. Prizes will be awarded as follows:
• 1st Place $500.00
• 2nd Place $300.00
• 3rd Place $200.00

Questions? Please contact Cleveland Clinic’s SALUD Employee Resource Group at