Bridging the Gap
Promising Practices in LGBT Health and Tobacco Control
In this update you will find the following:
- Summit Overview
- Registration Information
- Updated Agenda
- Youth Track
- AD Showcase
- Call for Poster Presentations
- Current Sponsors
- Flight Discounts
- Hotel Options
- Planning Committee Overview
As an official Ancillary meeting to the National Conference on Tobacco or Health, the 8th National LGBT Health Equity Summit (Formerly the National LGBT Tobacco Summit) is a must attend. Addressing Promising practices in LGBT Health and Tobacco control the Summit is designed to leave participants with tools and strategies to advance their movement in their local communities. There will be something for everyone at the LGBT Health Equity Summit. We look forward to seeing you in 2012 in Kansas City, MO.
WHO SHOULD COME?: You!: We’re expecting a broad group of individuals from tobacco control and health equity advocates, to LGBT seasoned and emerging leaders, community organizers, policymakers and policy advocates, researchers, students, Department of Health or other agency employees.
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The Summit will be held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. 200 West 12th Street. Kansas City, Missouri 64105.
Registration is currently open. The cost to attend the summit is $99, with onsite registration being $150. Space is limited so its important to register today. If you are experiencing financial hardship and/or unable to pay for the registration fee you can apply for a discounted/waved registration fee by emailing email@example.com. Please put discounted/waved summit registration in subject line. Discounted/waved registrations are not guaranteed, but the Network is working with potential sponsors to be able to assist with requests.
Online Registration & Online Payment
To register online click here, you can automatically fill out your registration form and then be linked to Pay online, or send a check in the mail. Either way it’s a simple fast and effective way to register for this year’s summit.
Mail Registration & Checks for Payment
click here to download the registration form (Document will be automatically saved in your downloads folder). Please mail your completed registration form along with your payment to:Gustavo Torrez The Network for LGBT Health Equity | The Fenway Institute 1340 Boylston St., 8th Floor Boston, MA 02215
Please make checks payable to: Fenway Health
Waved Registration Options: If you or your program is unable to pay the registration fee, the network is offering a limited amount of waved registrations. Click here (NOTE: form will be automatically downloaded to your downloads folder when you click the link) to fill out he waved registration form, if approved you will be asked to complete a full registration form to attend the summit.
The complete agenda and details can be found by clicking here
The Youth Track, designed by the Youth Planning Committee, will be for Youth and Young Adults attendees.
Youth Breakout Session#1: What is Health Equity, and why should we care
– This session will get everyone on the same page and cover topics such as the history of the movement, existing health disparities, and health equity 101.
Youth Breakout Session #2: Advocacy to Action, youth taking on the movement
– This session will help attendees to focus their knowledge and target messaging through media, marketing and how to craft a cohesive and effectual message.
Lunch-time Youth Panel: Voices of Youth and Young Adult Leaders In Our Movement
– Introduction by Gustavo Torrez and facilitated by Nicole Sutton
Youth Workshop: Where do we go from here
– Facilitated by Nicole Sutton and Frank Walker, this workshop will compile the information and knowledge from the day into an action. The focus will be on sustainability, growth and involvement.
*Please note: We will be waiving the registration fee for the next 10 youth/young adults to register! Click HERE to register TODAY!
The Network just released its general and youth scholarship applications for folks to attend the summit, Applications are due July 9th, 2012. (NOTE: forms will be automatically downloaded to your downloads folder when you click the link)
Have you created some LGBT focused Tobacco and/or Health ads over the past couple years? The Network would like to showcase them during our morning poster presentation & Ad Showcase. Please send ads by July 24th, to firstname.lastname@example.org with Ad Showcase in the subject line. Please send your ads today so you have an opportunity to be showcased.
Call for Poster Presentations:
Did you miss our Abstract Deadline to present at the summit? Do you have a poster, or are you interested in creating a poster to showcase? The Network has space available to showcase additional posters at the summit. If you would like to showcase a poster email email@example.com and we will be sure to add you to the list.
Our sponsors truly make the summit possible, year after year we continue to have the support of some amazing foundations, organizations, companies, projects and programs. we understand the hardships you all face with limited resources but we can assure you that supporting our summit directly supports our network base. Sponsorship to provide scholarships for folks to attend the summit is one of the many opportunities offered through the Network. We would like to thank our current sponsors, Legacy, Rescue SCG, The Fenway Institute, and Missouri Foundation for Health. Click here to download the sponsorship packet (Document will be automatically saved in your downloads folder). If you or someone you know has some funds, I can assure you we can put them to great use. Remember the summit is designed to bring our communities together, with your help we can truly make that happen.
Youth Scholarship Sponsors
Are you planning on attend our Summit or The National Conference on Tobacco or Health…? Well, our friends at United Airlines have been great to offer Summit and all NCTOH Participants a discount on their United flights.
The easiest way it get the discount is to book online at http://www.united.com and enter your Offer Code ZMPG282262 in the Offer Code box after you enter your flight dates, then hit search and you are all set.
If booking through a travel professional or United Meetings at 1-800-521-4041, please give them the following information:
Agreement Code: 282262
Z Code: ZMPG
Outside of the United States, please call your local United Airlines Reservation Office.
Experience dependable, first-rate service and earn miles in MileagePlus®, United’s
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Click here: United Flight Discount to print the flyer.
There are three hotels near by offering discounted rooms, be sure to Mention NCTOH for the discounted room rates. The Summit is being hosted at the Kansas City Marriott. Currently the Marriott is Sold out for the 13th and 14th, but please take advantage of the nearby hotels offering discounts to our groups.
|Hotel||Government Rate||Conference Rate||Parking|
|Marriott Kansas City Downtown (Host Hotel)200 West 12th StreetKansas City, MO 64105||$99.00 per night, single/double (taxes 15.23%, Kansas City Development fee of $1.73 per room per night)||$149.00 per night, single/double (taxes15.23%, Kansas City Development fee of $1.73 per room per night)||$13.00 per day for self parking|
|Aladdin Holiday Inn1215 Wyandotte StreetKansas City, MO 64105||$99.00 per night, single/double (taxes 15.23%,Kansas City Development fee of $1.73 per room per night)||$99.00 per night,single, double (taxes15.23%, Kansas City Development fee of $1.73 per room per night)||$15.00 per night for unlimited valet or self parking in parking garage|
|Crowne PlazaKansas City1301 Wyandotte StreetKansas City, MO 64105||$99.00 per night, single $109.00 per night, double (taxes 15.23%, Kansas City Development fee of $1.73 per room per night)||$119.00 per night, single/double (taxes15.23%, Kansas City Development fee of $1.73 per room per night)||$13.00 per day for self parking|
|Hotel Phillips106 West 12th StreetKansas City, MO 64105||
$99.00 per night, single/double (taxes 15.23%,Kansas City Development fee of $1.73 per room per night)
|$139.00 per night, single$159.00 per night, double (taxes 15.23%, Kansas City Development fee of $1.73 per room per night)||$18.00 per day for valet parking, nearby alternative parking available|
Kansas City1329 Baltimore StreetKansas City, MO 64105
|$99.00 per night, single/double (taxes 15.23%,Kansas City Development fee of $1.73 per room per night)||$159.00 per night, single/double (taxes15.23%, Kansas City Development fee of $1.73 per room per night)||$16.00 per day for self parking (one car per room)|
Our Summit would not be possible without the dedication and hard work of our amazing planning committee. Click here to see the general planning committee, and here to see the amazing young people planning the youth portion of the summit.