Member Newsletter of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health


Promoting health (broadly defined) through partnerships between

communities and higher educational institutions




February 9, 2007

Volume IX Issue 3



Message From Our Executive Director


News From CCPH


10th Anniversary News


Membership Matters


Members in Action


Upcoming Events




Employment Opportunities


Grants Alert!


Awards, Fellowships & Scholarships


Calls for Papers & Presentations




New & Renewing Members





Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

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Seattle, WA 98195-4809


Tel. (206) 543-8178

Fax. (206) 685-6747


Partnership Matters newsletter is a member benefit of Community- Campus Partnerships for Health

Find out more about membership benefits  and how you can join CCPH today!



Newsletter Editor

Annika L.R. Sgambelluri


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©2007 Community-Campus Partnerships for Health



Partnership Matters Newsletter


Submission Guidelines


We welcome announcements, comments and questions from you! Please forward them to the PM Editor at


Submission Guidelines:


• Please limit announcements and questions to not more than 100 words. As for articles and editorials, not more than 200 words;


• Provide the names of all authors, their current institutional affiliations and/or photos;


• Explain all abbreviations and unusual terms when first used.



            *Would you like to print and read the PM? It’s also available for download as a PDF, visit


How has CCPH had an impact on you, your partnership,

and/or the field as a whole?

We’re looking for “stories of impact” to highlight as we celebrate CCPH’s 10th anniversary!

Click here for details! Deadline: February 23






APRIL 11-14, 2007, TORONTO


Mobilizing Partnerships for Social Change


Register Online Now!

Early-Bird Rates End ONE WEEK from Today!

Early-bird registration deadline: February 16

Advance registration deadline: March 30


Register online at


DEADLINE TODAY for financial support for community leaders in Texas

Feb. 12 deadline for financial support for students in Canada

details at



CCPH MEMBER RAISES funds FOR American Indian & Alaska Native student PARTICIPATION IN ccph 10th anniversary conference  

American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIANs) have among the highest prevalence of chronic disease in the country, and AIAN professionals are desperately needed to deliver culturally competent and relevant research in their own communities.  The poor health status of many AIANs, however, stems from conditions of poverty and low access to higher education.  In addition, many opportunities available to support AIANs in the health professions go untapped because of poorly funded, fragmented mentoring or recruitment programs limited in their efforts to reach out to tribal groups.

As a Senior Fellow in the Department of Medical History and Ethics at the University of Washington and a member of the Lummi Nation in Bellingham, WA, CCPH member Dr. Rose James recognized an opportunity to bring together academic and professional resources with AIAN students.  In partnership with Northwest Indian College, an accredited tribal college chartered by Lummi, Dr. James was awarded funds through the Norcliffe Foundation to bring 4 college students to the CCPH 10th Anniversary conference this spring.

The reciprocal nature of the community-based participatory research approach to research resonates with many tribes interested in increasing community control over research that includes AIAN study subjects, data, staff, or resources.  "I knew this conference would be an ideal setting for students to explore their potential in tribal health careers. The mentoring aspect also aligned with foundations that like to fund projects that have a positive impact on the local area" said Dr. James.  James and NWIC have joined forces to provide two previous mentored health conference experiences in 2006 where a total of 15 AIAN students received personalized support in developing their own academic or local advocacy goals.  By encouraging participation in national and international disparities discussions, this event is designed to increase partnership opportunities between tribal colleges and academic institutions while inspiring AIAN students to take control of chronic tribal health and policy issues.

Given its support for student scholarships, the Norcliffe Foundation is recognized as a CCPH conference cosponsor.  Other cosponsoring organizations that have provided student scholarships include the Centre for Urban Health Initiatives at the University of Toronto, the Ontario HIV Treatment Network and an anonymous Canadian donor.

To learn more about CCPH conference cosponsor and exhibitor opportunities, visit If you need a support letter for a proposal that may fund your way to the conference, email CCPH administrative director Annika Sgambelluri at


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Public Health and Liberal Education

A Curriculum and Faculty Development Project

Deadline: March 1

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), in partnership with the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR), is pleased to announce Public Health and Liberal Education, a project designed to help faculty members create and teach undergraduate courses that engage students with the world's major questions through the lens of public health.

In the first phase of the project, APTR and AAC&U will offer an intensive two-day curriculum and faculty development workshop to help participants design undergraduate courses in Public Health 101, Epidemiology 101, and/or Global Health 101. The workshop, pending funding, will be held July 9-10, 2007, in Washington, DC. (They are awaiting final approval of funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for this project).

An understanding of public health issues is a critical component of good citizenship and a prerequisite for taking responsibility for building healthy societies. At its best, the study of public health combines the social sciences, sciences, mathematics, humanities, and the arts. At the same time, it serves as a vehicle for the development of written and oral communication skills, critical and creative thinking, quantitative and information literacy, and teamwork and problem solving. It incorporates civic knowledge and engagement--both local and global, intercultural competence, and ethical reasoning and action--while forming the foundation for lifelong learning. Workshop faculty will help participants use public health topics to implement a capacious vision of undergraduate liberal learning.
For more information, visit

If you have questions about this project or the application process, please contact Kevin Hovland at or 202-387-3760, ext. 431. Even if you choose not to apply for this current opportunity, AAC&U and APTR are eager to identify interest and need within the higher education community. Because they anticipate future faculty development workshops for public health, they will create a waiting list of those not selected this time and an "interest list" for subsequent offerings.


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Sarena Seifer

At CCPH, we are all about partnerships that can inspire and transform.  We have recently established partnerships with two national organizations around our shared goal of improving health by engaging and supporting communities as partners in research.  Both provide opportunities for CCPH member involvement.


CCPH and the Education Network for Advancing Cancer Clinical Trials (ENACCT) are working together to incorporate community-based participatory research (CBPR) approaches into cancer clinical trial education and research.   A non-profit organization founded in 2004, ENACCT's mission is to identify, implement and validate innovative community centered

approaches to cancer clinical trials education.   They believe that in order for cancer clinical trials education to be effective, it must have an ultimate focus on community empowerment – individual involvement, organizational development, and change in community cancer care.  ENACCT is testing out this model of cancer clinical trials education through its Pilot Education Program funded by the Lance Armstrong Foundation.


Together, we are convening Communities as Partners in Cancer Clinical Trials: Changing Research, Practice and Policy, a 3-part conference series designed to explore the potential of employing CBPR principles in therapeutic trial design, recruitment, retention and dissemination and to define an agenda for research, practice and policy. Supported by core funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Cancer Institute, the conference series will bring together invited researchers, practitioners, community leaders and patient advocates in two important yet disparate fields - cancer clinical trials and community based participatory research. Experts in these fields have much to contribute to the re-creation of clinical research practices, but have never before come together with this explicit purpose.  The research, practice and policy priorities developed through this conference series have enormous potential to change the way in which cancer clinical research is conducted at the local level and how it is funded.  


Planning is underway for the first conference in the series, to take place in September 2007.   We are in the process of identifying possible speakers and people to write commentaries on a commissioned paper that will frame discussion at the conference.  We are especially interested in identifying promising practices of community engagement in clinical trial research (whether in cancer or in other fields).  We also welcome suggestions of articles and reports that can inform the development of the conference series.  Please send your suggestions to CCPH program assistant Ruslan Nikitin on or before Friday February 16 by email (, fax (206-685-6747) or mail (UW Box 354809, Seattle, WA 98195-4809).


CCPH and the Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care (the Bioethics Center) are collaborating to meaningfully involving communities in decisions made about every aspect of research, with a particular focus on engaging Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the communities they serve. The Bioethics Center promotes racial and ethnic diversity in the field of bioethics and in public debates about bioethical issues. Established in 1999, its mission is to promote equity and justice in health and health care. The Bioethics Center is the nation's first bioethics center dedicated to addressing bioethical issues of importance to African Americans and other underserved populations. It is also the only bioethics center at a Historically Black College and University.  It carries out its mission by conducting education and training programs, fostering respectful community partnerships, advancing interdisciplinary research, and advocating public policies that improve the health and health care of all Americans, particularly the underserved.


The first outcome of the partnership is a jointly sponsored Educational Conference Call Series on Institutional Review Boards and Ethical Issues in Research.  The series is intended to increase understanding of the role of IRBs and other mechanisms for assuring that human subjects research is ethical and appropriate - both at individual and community levels. The aim of the series is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the options and tools necessary for communities to determine the approach that is best for them. The series will also inform the development of future initiatives undertaken by CCPH and the Bioethics Center on IRBs and ethical issues in community-campus partnerships. Dr. Vanessa Northington Gamble, Director of the Bioethics Center, will moderate the series. Online registration is now open for the first two callsClick here for more information about the series.  If you have comments and suggestions on the call series, including ideas for additional call topics, please contact the call series organizers CCPH program director Kristine Wong ( or CCPH graduate research assistant Jessica Grignon


We are delighted to be collaborating with these organizations whose missions are synergistic with ours. I look forward to sharing more about the outcomes of our work together in future issues of Partnership Matters.  If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please let me know at



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CCPH 10th Anniversary Conference

April 11–14, 2007, Toronto


Mobilizing Partnerships for Social Change


New Announcements:


·         Online Registration Now Open! Register today! Early-bird rates end February 16.


·         Scholarships for Community Leaders in Texas! Deadline: Today February 9, details at


·         Scholarships for Students Enrolled in Canadian Post-Secondary Institutions! Deadline: February 12, details at


·         Book Your Hotel Room Today!  Details at


·         Preliminary Program Now Online! Abstracts of all sessions and posters included! To download the preliminary program, visit


·         Plenary Speakers: Sylvia Maracle and Jeff Reading! Read about these social justice leaders at  


·         Sign on Now as an Exhibitor or Cosponsor!Many options are available – for details, visit


For more information, visit





Deadline: February 16


The CCPH Annual Award recognizes exemplary partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions.  We welcome nominations from any country or nation. The award will be presented at CCPH’s 10th anniversary conference, April 11-14, 2007, in Toronto.  For details on the conference, visit


See the complete Call for Nominations at





Winter 2007 Issue of Partnership Perspectives

Now Available!


CCPH's peer-reviewed publication is a compilation of articles based on presentations at the CCPH 2006 Conference.  The issue includes a summary of outcomes of "Issue Thrash" sessions that provided structured opportunities for participants to explore shared issues and challenges, identify promising strategies and solutions, and recommend ways that CCPH and other key stakeholders could be supportive.  Also included is a list of recommended resources.

Beginning with this issue, Partnership Perspectives is being published in an open access online format to promote greater understanding of critical issues affecting health-promoting community-campus partnerships and to raise the visibility of the wonderful work that CCPH members are doing.

Click here to access the entire issue.

Click here to order hard copies of past issues.



CCPH Consultancy Network


To arrange a customized workshop or consultation through the CCPH Consultancy Network, contact CCPH executive director Sarena Seifer at or visit


To view presentations and handouts from past CCPH Consultancy Network events, visit





The Sleeping Lady Retreat Center is an ideal site for reflective learning.





Apply Today for CCPH 10th Summer

Service-Learning Institute

July 20-23, 2007 · Cascade Mountains of WA State

~ Applications due March 15, 2007 ~


Visit ccph/servicelearning.html to learn more and download an application.  We encourage you to apply early, as space is limited to 22 participants to facilitate meaningful learning.


Read a peer-reviewed paper on the Institute's proven success in fostering partnerships and curricular change: Seifer SD, Connors K. (2000). Improved Student Learning and Community Health: The CCPH Faculty Service-Learning Institute. Academic Medicine. 75(5):533-534.


For more information, contact Rachel Vaughn, CCPH Senior Consultant, at or (206) 543-8178.



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Call for Stories of Impact

Deadline: Friday, February 23, 2007


Do you have a story that captures how CCPH has had an impact on you, your partnership, and/or the field as a whole?  As part of our 10th anniversary celebration this year, CCPH is producing a report that will capture historical milestones, stories of impact, and visions for the future.  The report will be released at our upcoming conference, “Mobilizing Partnerships for Social Change,” to be held April 11-14, 2007 in Toronto, Canada (conference details at


We are seeking “stories of impact” to feature in this report and on the CCPH website.    Anyone may submit a story.  We especially encourage stories co-written by community and campus partners.  After reviewing your submission, you may be invited to share your story aloud through an audio-taped conversation or in person at the conference!


Your story should answer the question “how has CCPH had an impact on you, your partnership, and/or the field as a whole?”   The questions below are intended as a guide only for what information you might weave into your story.  Stories should not exceed 2 type-written pages.   

§       What brought you to CCPH originally?

§       What is your role/relationship/history with CCPH?

§       What influenced your decision to support, join, or get involved in CCPH?

§       What have you enjoyed most about CCPH?

§       How would you describe CCPH to a colleague?

§       How well do you feel CCPH executes its mission of promoting health (broadly defined) through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions? 

§       What are CCPH’s strengths?  What are its limitations?

§       How might CCPH improve your experience as a member?

§       What do you feel are the biggest challenges to authentic partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions? 

§       What is your greatest hope for CCPH going forward?

§       Ten years from now what do you hope CCPH has achieved?


Stories should be sent to Kara Connors, CCPH Senior Consultant by email: or fax: (415) 366-2124 by Friday February 23.  You may also include digital photos or drawings.  Be sure to include your name, email and phone number. Please also indicate whether you plan to attend the conference in Toronto. 


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Are You Enjoying ALL of the

Benefits CCPH Membership Offers?


CCPH Individual & Organizational Members Receive  Discount on Registration Fees for

CCPH 10th Anniversary Conference




Not Yet A Member? Join Today!


If you are interested in becoming a member of CCPH or need to renew your current membership, join today!


CCPH Individual & Organizational members receive a $100 discount on registration fees for CCPH’s upcoming conference, “Mobilizing Partnerships for Social Change,” on April 11-14, 2007 in Toronto, Canada.  The conference - CCPH's first in Canada - promises to be one of our best yet.  We're expecting over 500 participants, reflecting key stakeholders in community-campus partnerships and community-driven social change.


Register today at

*Early-bird deadline: February 16

*Advance deadline: March 30


Features this year include:

  • Pre-conference workshops on such topics as Asset-Based Community Development, Essentials for Effective Service-Learning Initiatives and Using Community-Based Research to Affect Public Policy


  • A focus on Aboriginal and Indigenous Peoples' Health


  • A focus on Community-Academic Partnerships in HIV/AIDS


  • An Emerging Leaders Track, designed by and for students


  • One-day registration rates for community-based participants from the Greater Toronto Area


  • Site visits of innovative community-campus partnerships in one of the most diverse cities in the world!






Hitomi Yoshida is a Project Manager of the SHINE-MetLife Foundation Health Literacy Initiative ( based at Temple University’s Center for Intergenerational Learning ( As part of Project SHINE, a national service-learning initiative, the health literacy initiative aims to meet the health communication needs of older immigrants through collaborations between health professions courses and community partners which serve older immigrants and refugees. In her interview, Hitomi talks about spending time "observing, analyzing, strategizing, and building relationships with others before taking actions. In Japanese, this concept is called nemawashi."


Read the full interview.


Read previous featured member interviews.


Would you like to be a CCPH Featured Member?  See below for details….






Having Trouble Accessing

CCPH Members-Only Website?


If you did not receive or misplaced your password for accessing member-only pages on the CCPH website, contact CCPH membership coordinator Anne Moreau at (206) 543-8010 or




Would you like to be a CCPH Featured Member?


Let the world know about your partnership work! Email Anne Moreau at for details.


Read about the Current CCPH Featured Member Allen Miller at


To view past CCPH Featured Members, visit



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Congratulations to CCPH member Ann-Gel Palermo on her acceptance as one of 22 participants in the 2007 National Hispana Leadership Institute!

The institute's mission is "to develop Hispanas as ethical leaders through training, professional development, relationship building and community and world activism."  The four-week intensive leadership training program spans nine months and is implemented in four different cities in the United States. For more information on the program, visit  Ann-Gel can be reached at



Congratulations to CCPH members at the Center for Healthy Communities, Medical College of Wisconsin for their article in the latest issue of the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Volume 18, Number 1, February 2007:

Development of a Church-Based Cancer Education Curriculum Using (CBPR) Community-Based Participatory Research, authored by Barbra Beck, Staci Young, Syed Ahmed and Marie Wolff.

CCPH members receive a 20% discount on subscriptions to this journal! For details, visit






For details on these new listings and all previously listed upcoming events, visit



CCPH at Upcoming Events!





4      February 14, 2007 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm PST ● What is an Institutional Review Board and What Purpose Does it Serve? ● Educational Conference Call Series on IRBs and Ethical Issues in Research Co-sponsored by CCPH and the Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care



§         Shirley Hicks, Director, Division of Education and Development, Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Rockville, Maryland

§         Francine Romero, Director, Jemez Health and Human Services, Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico and Member, Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections, OHRP, HHS


During this call, Shirley Hicks will discuss some of the unethical research projects that strongly influenced the subsequent development of HHS regulations to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects. She will also provide a brief review of how OHRP continues to strengthen HHS-supported human subject research and share resources available. Francine C. Romero will present federal regulations and their applicability by using a case example of diabetes screening within a community setting.


To register for this call, complete the online registration form at


For more information, contact CCPH Graduate Research Assistant Jessica Grignon at


The next call in this series is on March 14, 2007.


4      February 21-22, 2007 Community-Engaged Scholarship in Higher Education: Have We Reached a Tipping Point: Invitational Symposium Washington, DC


This invitational symposium is being convened by the Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health Collaborative coordinated by CCPH. For more information about the Collaborative, visit For more information about the symposium, please contact CCPH executive director Sarena Seifer at



MARCH 2007


4      March 14, 2007 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm PST ● Elevating the Role of the Non-Affiliated (Community) IRB Member ● Educational Conference Call Series on IRBs and Ethical Issues in Research Co-sponsored by CCPH and the Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care


This second call in the series will cover these topics:

§         The role of community members on IRBs

§         How community member roles can go beyond reviewing consent forms—the importance of the perspective and expertise they bring to IRBs

§         How to improve communication between IRBs and communities



§         Elda Railey, Co-Founder, Research Advocacy Network, Arlington Heights, Illinois

§         Mary Lou Smith, Co-Founder, Research Advocacy Network, Arlington Heights, Illinois

§         Lucille Webb, Director, Strengthening the Black Family, Raleigh, North Carolina and North Carolina State Department of Public Health IRB Non-Affiliated (Community) Member

§         Gigi McMillan, Director, We Can Pediatric Brain Tumor Network, Los Angeles, California and University of California – Los Angeles IRB Non-Affiliated (Community) Member


To register for this call, complete the online registration form at


For more information, contact CCPH Graduate Research Assistant Jessica Grignon at



APRIL 2007


4      April 11-14, 2007 CCPH’s 10th Anniversary Conference - Mobilizing Partnerships for Social Change Toronto, Ontario, Canada


CCPH invites you to share your knowledge, experience and lessons learned with hundreds of colleagues who - like you - are passionate about the power of partnerships to transform communities and academe. The conference is expected to draw a diverse group of participants from across Canada, the U.S. and other countries.  Register Today!


Register online at:


Scholarships for Community-Based and Student Participants Now Available!  Varying Deadlines in February and March 2007.  For details, visit


Exhibitor and Cosponsor Opportunities Available! For details, visit


Never been to a CCPH conference? Check out presentations from CCPH’s 9th conference, held

May 31-June 3, 2006 in Minneapolis, MN USA at



MAY 2007


4      May 17, 2007 ● Service-Learning Symposium Rochester, MN


CCPH executive director Sarena Seifer and senior consultant Suzanne Cashman are confirmed presenters for this symposium being sponsored by the Mayo Medical School.  The symposium is intended for faculty, staff, students and community partners in the Rochester, MN area who are interested or involved in service-learning.  For more information, contact Pamela Trower at



JUNE 2007


4      June 7-9, 2007 ● Crossroads II: Community-Based Collaborative Research for Social Justice Hartford, Connecticut


CCPH is cosponsoring this 2nd international community-based research conference sponsored by the Institute for Community Research.  Crossroads II will explore the transformative potential of community-based collaborative research to promote social justice.   For more information, visit


4      June 26-29, 2007 Summer Institute on Community-Based Participatory Research Jackson, Mississippi


CCPH joins with the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Faculty Development Network and the Center for Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility at Tougaloo College in cosponsoring this intensive team-based institute. For more information, visit  


To stay on top of the latest CBPR news, funding opportunities, conferences and other resources, subscribe to the free CBPR listserv co-sponsored by CCPH and the Wellesley Institute at




JULY 2007


4      July 20-23, 2007 CCPH’s 10th Summer Service-Learning Institute  Cascade Mountains, WA


The Service-Learning Institute is designed for both new and experienced service-learning practitioners (faculty, staff and community partners). National experts in service-learning -- health professional faculty who have incorporated service into their courses and community leaders who have developed service-learning partnerships with health professions schools – serve as Institute presenters and mentors.


The application deadline is March 15, 2007.  Apply early as space is limited to 22 participants!


To learn more and to download an application, please visit




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New Event Listings

For details on these new listings and all previously listed upcoming events, visit CCPH’s CONFERENCE PAGE


March 1-3, 2007 · International Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference · Spokane, WA ·


March 10, 2007 · The Future of Food & Nutrition: A Multidisciplinary Graduate Research Conference · Boston, MA ·


April 12-14, 2007 · 10th Annual Continuums of Service Conference · San Jose, CA ·


May 23-25, 2007 · 2007 General Practice & Primary Health Care Research Conference · Sydney, Australia ·


June 7-10, 2007 · 11th Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action · Pasadena, CA ·


July 1-4, 2007 · 10th Biennial South African Association for Research and Development in Higher Education International Conference · Pretoria, South Africa ·


July 9-12, 2007 · 5th Global Conference: Making Sense of Dying and Death · Oxford, England ·


Sept. 18-20, 2007 ·  Setting an Ethical Agenda for Health Promotion Conference · Ghent, Belgium ·


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National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good Launches New Website -
Although the address remains the same:, the appearance and organization have changed dramatically. The National Forum's mission is to significantly increase awareness, understanding, commitment, and action relative to the public service role of higher education in the United States. If you have any comments or questions, please contact or (734) 615-8882.


AHRQ Releases Annual Quality, Disparities Reports - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released its 2006 National Healthcare Quality Report and the 2006 National Healthcare Disparities Report, which together track trends across a broad array of measures of health care quality and access for many racial and ethnic minority groups and socioeconomic groups. The quality report addresses the current state of health care quality as a whole, while the disparities report focuses on the variations in quality and access across different populations.


Nominations Invited for Editor of American Journal of Community Psychology – Deadline: May 31 - Nominations are invited for Editor of the American Journal of Community Psychology (AJCP), the official journal of the Society for Community Research and Action.  The goals of the journal are to foster scholarly dialogue and debate around issues of theory, empirical research, and intervention in the field of community psychology; to document the work of community psychology and to influence its evolution; to foster an understanding of the interdependence of research and practice; and to seek out ways to engage varied perspectives in scholarly debate. The successful editor should have a broad understanding of community psychology, a substantial record of publication, and experience in manuscript review and editorial work. Consistent with the values of the discipline, the successful editor should have demonstrated commitment to and valuing of diversity, multiculturalism, and international perspectives. The next Editor will assume her/his position in January 2009 as Editor-elect to allow smooth transition to the Editorship in January 2010. For more information, contact Jean Ann Linney at


Health Canada Population Health Website - These background materials are available at the Health Canada website above. Reducing Health Disparities - Roles of the Health Sector: Discussion Paper and Reducing Health Disparities - Roles of the Health Sector: Recommended Policy Directions and Activities

Keep the Beat Calendar - The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute's annual wall calendar celebrates healthy eating and increased physical activity-perfect for those just starting a healthier lifestyle as well as for those already maintaining one.  Each month highlights a particular health theme and contains tools to help you keep track of your weight, blood pressure, and other body measurements.  The calendar allows you to set and track physical activity and nutrition goals and contains delicious heart healthy recipes.  The calendar also includes tips for managing diabetes by controlling blood glucose and weight.


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National Public Health Program Coordinator – US Public Interest Research Groups (US PIRG), Boston, Denver or Washington, DC US PIRG is seeking a dynamic individual to provide vision and strategic input for the PIRG network's public health advocacy programs nationwide. The National Public Health Program Coordinator is responsible for developing and enhancing the state PIRGs' capacity to impact significant policy changes on issues that affect the public's health, including exposing dangerous industrial and agricultural practices, promoting tough policies to curtail pollution, and calling for cleanups where health-threatening pollution has already occurred. For more information, contact Phineas Baxandall at or 617-747-4351.


National Director of Imagining AmericaSyracuse University, Syracuse, NY – Deadline: Feb. 20, 2007 - Syracuse University seeks a highly accomplished and recognized scholar in the realm of publicly engaged humanities, arts, and design, to lead the national organization Imagining America for its next five years, beginning July, 2007. The Director will be responsible for helping to define the vision and strategies that will guide the development of a significant national initiative in civic engagement.  S/he must be an active participant in current national debates and organizational work on the public work of the arts and humanities, as well as pursuing a vigorous scholarly and writing agenda that explores the public dimensions of scholarly work. For more information, contact Sharon Bedell at


Assistant Vice Chancellor for Public Service & Engagement – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC The Assistant Vice Chancellor for Public Service and Engagement is a senior level, twelve month, full-time position reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Public Service and Engagement (VCPSE).  The VCPSE advocates for and facilitates public service and engagement by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Public service is the application of knowledge, skills, and resources for the common good. Master’s degree in public administration, public policy, or equivalent is required.  Applicant should have five or more years of progressive responsibility in public service and engagement in a university, government, non-profit or business setting.


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Listed below are  announcements only. To view all previously listed grant alerts, please visit



 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Funding Opportunity – Deadline: Letter of Intent – Feb. 28, 2007; Application – March 30, 2007 – The funding opportunity is on Adopting and Demonstrating the Adaptation of Prevention Techniques for Persons at Highest Risk of Acquiring or Transmitting Human Immunodeficiency Virus (ADAPT 2). This funding opportunity will support three to four awards to conduct research in the United States to determine the efficacy of adapted evidence-based behavioral interventions (EBIs). Conference call to address questions is scheduled for Feb. 13, 2007 at 2:00 pm (Eastern); 1-877-951-9728 and the pass code is 362242.


 Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) CBPR Planning Grants in Cancer Survivorship – Deadline: Letters of Intent-March 1, 2007 – LAF is offering Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Planning Grants in the area of Cancer Survivorship.


 National Community-Based Lead Outreach & Training Grant Program – Deadline: April 2, 2007 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting grant proposals from eligible entities to reduce incidences of childhood lead poisoning in low-income communities with older housing. EPA is awarding grants that will provide approximately $1.5 million to interested entities.


 Funding to Build HIV/AIDS Research Capacity in Black and Hispanic Communities and Among Black and Hispanic Researchers – Deadline: April 2, 2007 – The funding opportunity is on Minority HIV/AIDS Research Initiative to Build Capacity in Black and Hispanic Researchers to Conduct HIV/AIDS Epidemiologic and Prevention Research (U01). Approximately $2,000,000 will be available in fiscal year 2007 to fund between 6 and 8 awards. The purpose of the program is to promote the independent research careers of junior HIV/AIDS investigators working to build capacity for HIV epidemiologic and prevention research in Black and Hispanic communities. Conference call to address questions is scheduled for Feb. 13, 2007 at 12:00 noon (Eastern); 1-877-951-9728 and the pass code is 362242.


 Fresh Ideas: Improving the Health of Immigrant and Refugee Communities – Deadline: April 13, 2007 – This Robert Wood Johnson Foundation initiative aims to give immigrants and refugees the tools and support they need to improve and maintain their own health.


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Listed below are  announcements only. To view all previously listed announcements, please visit



 Community Schools National Awards for Excellence 2007 – Deadline: March 22, 2007 – These awards are given based on the extent to which a community school or initiative has developed purposeful partnerships with other organizations that are well-integrated in the life of the school, the extent to which families and community residents are extensively involved in the community school, the extent to which school personnel are connected to community partners and to the community, and the extent to which community-based learning approaches are being used.


 Nemours Child Health Service Research Award – Deadline: March 30, 2007 – The award recognizes the scientific work of emerging scholars in the field of child health services research. The winner will receive $1,000 in recognition of his/her contribution to child health services research, and the award will be presented at the Ninth Child Health Services Research Meeting on June 2 in Orlando, FL.


 2007 Ernest A. Lynton Award for Scholarship Engagement – Deadline: April 27, 2007 – The New England Resource Center for Higher Education is now accepting nominations for the 2007 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement, which recognizes a faculty member who connects his or her teaching, research, and service to community engagement.


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Listed below are  announcements only. To view all previously listed announcements, please visit



 Call for Proposals: South African Association for Research & Development in Higher Education International Conference – Deadline: Feb. 28, 2007 – The 10th biennial conference on “The New Horizons for Quality in Higher Education and Training” will take place July 1-4, 2007 in Pretoria, South Africa. The conference will include the following broad streams as sub-themes of the main theme: Quality Assurance, Management, Education Innovation, Curricular Community Engagement, and Action Research


 Call for Papers: Conference – Setting an Ethical Agenda for Health Promotion – Deadline: March 1, 2007 – The conference will take place Sept. 18-20, 2007 in Ghent, Belgium. This conference intends to bring together scholars from both the fields of ethics and health promotion in order to identify and to examine the ethical issues that are at stake within the context of health promotion.


 Call for Papers, Presentations, Reports and Workshops: 5th Global Conference – Making Sense of Dying and Death – Deadline: March 26, 2007 – The conference will take place July 9-12 in Oxford, England.


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CCPH Members receive discounts on publications by Wiley/Jossey-Bass Publishers, Johns Hopkins University Press, West Virginia University Press and Community-Campus Partnerships for Health


Service-Learning: A Movement’s Pioneers Reflect on Its Origins, Practice, and Future


In this fascinating collection of stories, leaders in service-learning describe their early efforts to combine education with social action. Their reflections help construct a pedagogy of service-learning that will inspire newcomers and guide program development. The authors assess pioneering experiences and recommend steps for future policy and practice, emphasizing the critical need to preserve an activist commitment as programs become increasingly institutionalized. This highly readable book will assist academic leaders, faculty members, student services professionals, educational researchers, adult educators, and public policymakers who seek a common understanding of the origins, purposes, and objectives of this vital learning initiative.


CCPH Members receive a 15% discount when ordered through the CCPH website!


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Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present


From the era of slavery to the present day, the first full history of black America’s shocking mistreatment as unwilling and unwitting experimental subjects at the hands of the medical establishment.

Medical Apartheid is the first and only comprehensive history of medical experimentation on African Americans. Starting with the earliest encounters between black Americans and Western medical researchers and the racist pseudoscience that resulted, it details the ways both slaves and freedmen were used in hospitals for experiments conducted without their knowledge—a tradition that continues today within some black populations. It reveals how blacks have historically been prey to grave-robbing as well as unauthorized autopsies and dissections. Moving into the twentieth century, it shows how the pseudoscience of eugenics and social Darwinism was used to justify experimental exploitation and shoddy medical treatment of blacks, and the view that they were biologically inferior, oversexed, and unfit for adult responsibilities. Shocking new details about the government’s notorious Tuskegee experiment are revealed, as are similar, less-well-known medical atrocities conducted by the government, the armed forces, prisons, and private institutions.


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Healing Our Differences: The Crisis of Global Health and the Politics of Identity


Collins O. Airhihenbuwa asserts that the public health mission and the question of an individual identity are inseparable. Airhihenbuwa deftly explains how the rise in a more uniform, apolitical view of healthcare and health services leads to the devaluation of individual cultures and communities that in turn leads to inequality in the outcome of health care.


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December 2006


Please Join Us in Welcoming the Following New CCPH Members

~ joined between December 1-31, 2006



Boggild, Suzanne, Sherbourne Health Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada

Garside, Leda, Tuality Healthcare, Hillsboro, OR

Kreger, Mary, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Miller, Christine, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco, CA

Robinson, Michael, Booker T. Washington High School, Miami, FL

Roush, Connie, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

Tanjasiri, Sora, California State University, Fullerton, CA


Individual Premium Members

Belkora, Jeffrey, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Bonacci, Robert, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN

Davis, Yvonne, National Native American AIDS Prevention Center, Oakland, CA

Jackson, Randy, Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network, Ottawa, ON, Canada

King, Marilyn, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Loney, Lee, Otero County Community Health Council, Alamogordo, NM

Merchant, Simone, Institute for Urban Family Health, New York, NY

Muckle, Wendy, Ottawa Inner City Health Inc., Ottawa, ON, Canada

Poplack, Rachel, The Health Trust, Campbell, CA

Powell, Linda, Mountain States Group, Inc., Boise, ID

Stover, Sheila, Marquette University School of Dentistry, Milwaukee, WI

Two Bears, Robert, Columbia Heights, MN


Student Members

Iqbal, Khurram, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Kimmel, Shawn, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Leon de la Barra, Sophia, Sax Institute, Manly, NSW, Australia

Lin, Steven, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

McKennitt, Daniel, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Parham, Doris, Murray State University, Murray, KY

Veksler, Renee, Guam Memorial Hospital Authority, Barrigada, Guam


Organizational Members

Brevard Community College, Cocoa, FL

Ake, Barbara


Brock University, St. Catherines, ON, Canada

Portfilio, Marla


Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Donohue, Monica


Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN), Toronto, ON, Canada,

Gierman, Natalie


Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

Bortone, Jody

Emery, Michael

Taylor Sullivan, Dori


University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL

Holcomb, Lygia

McCaleb, Alberta

Saenz, Karen


Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

Easterling, Doug

Foy, Jane

Rhodes, Scott

Wolfson, Mark



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Thank You to these Renewing Members for their Continued Support!

~ joined between December 1-31, 2006



Aisenstein, Hillary, Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development, Philadelphia, PA

Beck, Ellen, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Fontaine, Sherry, Park University, Parkville, MO

Freeman, Joshua, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

Greiner, Allen, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

Heaberg, Gail, AIS for Health, Inc., Warner Robins, GA

Nurius, Paula, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Oakley, Christine, Pullman, WA

Raimer, Ben, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Reams, Paula, Kettering College of Medical Arts, Kettering, OH

Shaw-Perry, Mary, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Shepherd, Mary, Santa Fe, NM

Thomas, Huw, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL


Individual Premium Members

Fournier, Arthur, University of Miami, Miami, FL

Nemire, Ruth, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Magill, Dennis, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

Downing, Diane, Arlington County Human Services, Stafford, VA

Flicker, Sarah, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada

Flood, Lawrence, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY

Frey, Cathy, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI

Gelmon, Sherril, Portland State University, Portland, OR

Gillis, Loralee, Association of Ontario Health Centres, Toronto, ON, Canada

Guta, Adrian, Toronto, ON, Canada

Khandor, Erika, Street Health, Toronto, ON, Canada

Lal, Rohinee, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada

Lazarus, Josef, Jet Education Trust, Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa

Macaulay, Ann, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

Meili, Ryan, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Minkler, Meredith, University of California, Berkeley, CA

Proulx, Donald, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Socha, Terri, Western Maryland Area Health Education Center (AHEC), Cumberland, MD

Teufel-Shone, Nicolette, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Weingart, Sherry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Whitt-Glover, Melicia, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC


Organizational Members

Center for Reducing Health Disparities, Sacramento, CA

Miller, Liz


George Washington University, Washington, DC

Gold, Kathy

Hoar, Sandra

Morrison, Emily

Straker, Howard


Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA

Belliard, Juan Carlos

Dyjack, David

Gaede, Donn

Herring, Patricia


New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

Abesamis, Noilyn

Ho-Asjoe, Henrietta

Rey, Mariano

Ursua, Rhodora


Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN), Toronto, ON, Canada

Ahluwalia, Amrita

Bereket, Tarik

Carvalhal, Adriana

Hammond, Rebecca

Lau, William

Li, Alan

McKay, Colleen

Rourke, Sean

Travers, Robb

van der Meulen, Anna

Wilson, Michael


Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

Walker, Patricia


University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Harper, Doreen


University of Miami, Miami, FL

Aftab, Asma

Dodard, Michel

Todini, Carole



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