[COMM-ORG] Conference Travel Reimbursement Application Deadline to Knowledge for Equity Conference Extended

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From: David Chavis <dchavis at communityscience.com>

Deadline Extended to September 28th for CBO Travel Reimbursements to 
Knowledge for Equity (K4E) Conference in
Silver Spring, Maryland (Washington, DC)
November 13-14, 2012.

National Conference on Using Data to Promote Health Equity and Address 

We are pleased to announce that we can accept many more applications for 
a travel reimbursement to attend the national conference, Knowledge for 
Equity: Using Data to Address Health Disparities, which will be held on 
November 13th and 14th, 2012, in Silver Spring, Maryland, just outside 
of Washington, DC.

Travel Reimbursement Available for Community-Based Organizations 
(CBO's). Funding is available to reimburse attendees up to $1000 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.

About this Conference. The K4E conference will help community-based 
organizations to better use data and other sources of knowledge to 
promote health equity and address health disparities. The K4E conference 
will be designed to support community based efforts to access, analyze, 
and use existing national, state, or local data. The K4E conference will 
include presentations, workshops, breakout sessions and opportunities 
for participants to share what they are learning and still need. A 
unique feature will be the participation of federal agencies that will 
share resources and listen to CBO's experiences. For more information 
please see: www.knowledge4equity.com.

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 K4E conference is designed 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 K4E 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: 

Conference Partners.
*    Community Science www.communityscience.com
*    Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) 
*    Community-Campus Partnerships for Health http://www.ccph.info/,
*    Community Indicators Consortium http://www.communityindicators.net/,
*    The Prevention Institute http://www.preventioninstitute.org/,
*    PolicyLink http://www.policylink.org,
*    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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