[COMM-ORG] Knowledge for Equity Conference Nov 13-14 2012 - Travel Reimbursements Available

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From: David Chavis <dchavis at communityscience.com>

National Conference on Using Data to Promote Health Equity and Address 

We are pleased to announce a national conference, Knowledge for Equity: 
Using Data to Address Health Disparities, funded by the Office of 
Assistant Secretary of Health/Office of Minority Health (OASH/OMH), 
which will be held on November 13th and 14th, 2012, in Silver Spring, 
Maryland. The conference will help community-based organizations to 
better use data and other sources of knowledge to promote health equity 
and address health disparities. The conference will be designed to 
support community based efforts to access, analyze, and use existing 
national, state, or local data. The conference will include workshops, 
breakout sessions, and presentations.

Workshop and Session Topics.
. Measuring and reporting disparities in social determinants of health;
. Using data for strategy development and improvement;
. Forming data collaboratives and partnerships;
. Using data for public education;
. Federal resources for data;
. Town hall meeting: How the federal government can do more to improve 
access and use of data by community based efforts;
. How to find out what works; and
. Opportunities to learn from community groups from around the country.

Audience.  The Conference is primarily for members of community-based 
efforts (coalitions, grassroots organizations, etc.) and nonprofit 
organizations that use data to advance their health equity or health 
disparities work. The conference is open to anyone who is using data to 
address health disparities and is willing to learn and share their 
experience with others.

Conference registration. The cost of the conference is $110 and includes 
attendance, snacks, reception and one lunch. Reimbursements for travel 
and conference costs are available for community-based efforts working 
to address health disparities.  For more information please see: 

Travel Reimbursement Available for Community-Based Organizations. 
Funding is available to reimburse some attendees for their travel. The 
travel reimbursement, which includes a waiver of conference costs, will 
be available to representatives of grassroots organizations, coalitions, 
and non-profit organizations. Priority will be given to organizations 
with annual budgets under $500,000. For more information about the 
travel reimbursements and to pre-register for the conference please go 
to K4E Pre-registration Form.

Conference Partners.  Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), 
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, the Community Indicators 
Consortium, The Prevention Institute, PolicyLink, and the National 
Neighborhood Indicators Partnership

Community Indicators Consortium Conference. This conference will be held 
in conjunction with the annual conference of the Community Indicators 
Consortium (CIC) in College Park, Maryland, on November 15-16, see: 
Community Indicators Conference. Shuttle service will be provided to the 
CIC Conference site and transportation arrangements will be adjusted to 
accommodate attendance for those receiving the travel reimbursement 
(hotel and other travel costs will not be included for attendance to the 

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