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Notice to Readers: 2005 Annual Conference on Assessment Initiative --- September 20--22, 2005

The 2005 Annual Conference on Assessment Initiative will be held September 20--22, 2005, in Seattle, Washington. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and share information on innovative systems and methods that improve the way data are used to inform public health programs, services, and policy at the state and local levels. Sessions will cover data dissemination, applied data analysis and presentation techniques, and community health assessment processes and outcomes. The conference is cosponsored by CDC and the National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems.

Participants include staff from state and local health departments, federal agencies, and community organizations involved or interested in the collection, analysis, and dissemination of data for community health assessment. Conference attendees can register online at No registration fee will be charged. The deadline for online registration is September 9, 2005. The deadline for making hotel reservations with the Renaissance Seattle Hotel is August 29, 2005 (telephone, 800-546-9184 or 206-583-0300). Additional information for this conference is available at

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Date last reviewed: 7/13/2005


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