For Immediate Release
December 21, 2011

KDHE Office of Communications
communications@kdheks.gov, 785-296-0461

Voices for Health Equity Project - CALL FOR ENTRIES

KDHE wants to know what Kansas is doing to create health equity

Topeka – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Center for Health Equity is issuing a call for entries for the Voices for Health Equity project. The Center for Health Equity wants to hear how organizations are working to achieve equity in health among groups of people living in Kansas communities through photo stories.

Submissions may come from health departments, federally-qualified health centers, tribal health and Indian Health Service clinics, partnering organizations and community coalitions in Kansas. The three main objectives for this project are:

“We want to know what you’re doing to create health equity where you live and work,” explained Aiko Allen, Director of KDHE’s Center for Health Equity. “We want to help you spread the word so we can learn from each other. So, tell us your story!”

Deadline for submissions is March 1, 2012. Five winning stories will be made into Digital Stories, presented across the state and online. Winners will receive $200 each for participating.

Visit www.healthequityks.org to complete the application.