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Notice to Readers: Annual Conference on Assessment Initiative --- August 15--17, 2006

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The Annual Conference on Assessment Initiative will be held August 15--17, 2006, in Atlanta, Georgia. The purpose of this meeting is to share information on innovative systems and methods that improve the manner in which data are used to inform public health programs, services, and policies at the state and local level. Sessions will cover data dissemination, applied data analysis, 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. Deadline for online registration ( is August 1; no registration fee is charged. Reservations can be made at Sheraton Atlanta Hotel at the conference website or by telephone, 800-833-8624 or 404-659-6500; deadline is July 14.

Abstracts for the poster session are due by July 14 and should be e-mailed to Nelson Adekoya at Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words and clearly state the purpose of the poster. Topics of interest include approaches to assessment, impact and outcome of community health assessment, systems and approaches used for data dissemination, community partnerships, and statistical methods utilized in assessment. No more than 40 abstracts will be accepted. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by July 28. Additional information regarding the Assessment Initiative is available at

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Date last reviewed: 6/1/2006


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