February 23: Pre-Conference Day (Grantees Only)
February 24–February 26: Conference
TRACKS2009: The Future of Environmental Public Health
CDC's National Tracking Conference
Application for Scholarship
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is pleased to announce the upcoming 2009 National Environmental Public Health Tracking Conference. The conference theme is TRACKS2009: The Future of Environmental Public Health. In supports of the agency's goal of enhancing environmental public health tracking awareness, workforce, and infrastructure, CDC will make available up to 15 scholarships to support attendance and participation of qualified candidates at the conference.
This conference will feature the official launch of CDC's National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (referred to as Tracking Network). This is a nationwide network of integrated health and environmental data to be used to provide information in support of actions that improve the health of communities.
- To officially present CDC's Tracking Network, an online public resource for integrated health and environmental data and information.
- To share successful methodologies for integrating environmental and health information to guide public practice and policy.
- To communicate important findings from environmental public health tracking or other environmental public health surveillance projects.
- To strengthen collaborations to promote the Tracking Network at the local, State, and national level.
WHAT THE SCHOLARSHIPS COVER
The scholarships will cover the costs of travel to and from the recipient's residence to the conference site, accommodations, meals, and conference registration and materials.
WHO SHOULD APPLY
CDC is soliciting applications from individuals that meet the following criteria:
- Students pursuing environmental public health studies at the undergraduate or graduate level
- Demonstrated interest in learning more about environmental public health tracking
- Membership in an organization, network, or group that focuses on environmental public health research, surveillance, interventions, or policy issues
- Experience working in environmental public health at the community, local, state, or national level
- Experience with designing and/or implementing environmental public health programs
HOW TO APPLY
Interested individuals should submit their MS Word document via e-mail to Anne Venner, CDC, at firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than December 1, 2008. Incomplete documents will not be considered. Applicants will be notified of award by December 15, 2008.
Applications should include the followings:
- Contact information, including full name, address, Web site (if applicable), phone number, and e-mail address
- Name and address of organization, network, or group affiliation
- Short description of organization/network/group, including information on work promoting environmental public health
- Personal motivation for attending conference, what you hope to learn from the conference, and how you will apply that knowledge to your environmental public health work or studies (volunteer or professional)
- Experience with environmental public health tracking programs and/or outreach activities, if applicable (note: experience with environmental public health tracking is not required for the scholarship)
Please direct any questions to Anne Venner, CDC, at email@example.com.