November’s “Knowledge for Equity: Using Data to Address Health Disparities” Conference will be of special interest to Baltimore neighborhoods using their neighborhood health profiles and working with the city to create a specific community plan for improving health outcomes.
This conference will cover how to access existing data compiled by national, state, and local sources, and how to turn that data into a meaningful plan to end health disparities. The workshops, presentations, and breakout sessions that will make up the conference will to some extent be determined by the needs of the organizations that pre-register for the conference, to be held in Silver Spring, Maryland on November 13th-14th, 2012. A survey that takes about twenty minutes to complete is required for pre-registering groups, and will help the conference organizers tailor activities to the needs of those in the room.
Pre-registering soon has another benefit: your organization’s representatives might be some of the 150 attendees to have their travel expenses reimbursed up to $1,000. Only representatives of nonprofits, coalitions or grassroots organizations with annual budgets under $500,000 are eligible, and more information is on the pre-registration page.
Baltimoreans with questions about the conference can contact Michael O’Leary, Neighborhood Health Outreach Coordinator at the City’s Health Department at 410-396-1064 or Michael.Oleary@baltimorecity.gov.