Member Newsletter of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health


Promoting health (broadly defined) through partnerships between

communities and higher educational institutions



March 6, 2009

Volume XI Issue 5



News From CCPH


Membership Matters


Members In Action


Upcoming Events




Employment Opportunities


Grants Alert!


Awards, Fellowships & Scholarships


Calls for Papers & Presentations







Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

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Dr. Mary Wakefield will be the next Administrator of HRSA

President Obama announced the appointment of one of the nation's top rural health care professionals as Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Dr. Mary Wakefield, Director of the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota, will oversee this critical agency, which helps to deliver health care to those who are uninsured and underserved by our current health care system.

"As a nurse, a Ph.D., and a leading rural healthcare advocate, Mary Wakefield brings expertise that will be instrumental in expanding and improving services for those who are currently uninsured or underserved," President Obama said.  "Under her leadership we will be able to expand and improve the care provided at the Community Health Centers which serve millions of uninsured Americans and address severe provider shortages across the country."

In addition to Community Health Centers across the country upon which millions of uninsured Americans depend for coverage, HRSA oversees many programs that the federal government runs to bring health care providers to underserved areas throughout the nation.  In addition, HRSA will administer $2.5 billion allocated in the Recovery Act to invest in our health care infrastructure and train health care professionals.

Dr. Mary Wakefield was most recently the Associate Dean for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, where she was a tenured professor and Director of the Center for Rural Health. Dr. Wakefield has expertise in rural health care, quality and patient safety, Medicare payment policy, workforce issues, and public policy. She has authored many articles and columns on health policy and is on the editorial board of a number of professional journals.

Dr. Wakefield previously served as director of the Center for Health Policy, Research, and Ethics at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. She also served as the Chief of Staff for United States Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) from January 1993 to January 1996 and as Legislative Assistant and Chief of Staff to Senator Quentin Burdick (D-ND).

Dr. Wakefield has served as a member of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and the Department of Veteran's Affairs' Special Medical advisory Group. She served as Chair of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on Health Care Quality for Rural America and of the Catholic Health Initiatives Board of Trustees, and was a subcommittee chair for President Clinton's Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry.

Dr. Wakefield received her M.S. in nursing and her Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin and her B.S. in nursing from the University of Mary at Bismarck, ND.  She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, and is a recipient of numerous awards including the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) 2006 Nurse Research Award and the 2008 Nursing Economics Margaret D. Sovie Writer's Award.

Learn more about HRSA at




Report Highlights Clinical and Translational Research Activities

Dr. Raynard S. Kington, acting director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announced the publication of the first Biennial Report of the Director, a document that provides an integrated portrait of NIH research activities. The report makes it easier for Congress, advocates and patient groups, and the general public to understand the many programs within the agency.

The report contains an assessment of the state of biomedical and behavioral research organized by disease category, investigative approach, or resource. To ensure that the document reflects the work of all 27 Institutes and Centers (ICs), 15 trans-NIH teams gathered, reviewed, and organized information into a standardized format. To best serve the public and the scientific and legislative communities, sections of the report include:

-- An introduction to the disease, disorder, field, or approach;
-- A summary of the scope of NIH’s research activities referencing the ICs whose missions address the topic;
-- Related health statistics;
-- Aggregate data on NIH funding;
-- Notable examples of research activities, key programs, initiatives, studies and accomplishments; and
-- Strategic plans and directions for future research.

The report’s summary of all Clinical and Translational Research activities is available at:

The full report is available through the Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT) Web site at:


To read CCPH’s call for its members to advance authentic community engagement in NIH-funded research, visit:









Apply Now for the CCPH 12th Summer Service-Learning Institute!

Application Deadline: May 8, 2009


Apply now to attend the CCPH 12th Summer Service-Learning Institute held July 24-27, 2009, in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State! The Institute is designed for both new and experienced service-learning practitioners (faculty, staff and community partners).  It is taught by national experts in service-learning, including health professional faculty and community leaders who have developed successful service-learning partnerships. A unique and effective component of the institute is a mentoring model in which participants work in small groups and as individuals with mentors (institute instructors) to further shape their own action plans for service-learning.

Application materials for the CCPH 12th Summer Service-Learning Institute are now available at:

Applications are due May 8, 2009 and applicants will be notified of decisions by May 22, 2009. Questions about the CCPH Summer Service-Learning Institute or the application process? Please e-mail




Join A Blog Discussion on Ethics of Community-Engaged Research!


CCPH senior consultants Sarena Seifer, Nancy Shore, and Elaine Drew have posted an invited blog entry for Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research, a national professional development organization for Institutional Review Boards and others interested in advancing ethical research. 


To read the blog entry and post a comment visit: http://primr.blogspotcom/2009/02/ethics-of-communityengaged-research.html


Learn more about the study they report on at:




Recent Updates to the Community-Engaged Scholarship Toolkit!


The toolkit is intended as a resource for community-engaged faculty on how to “make their best case” for promotion and tenure.  Over a dozen recently promoted and/or tenured faculty members have graciously “donated” excerpts from their portfolios for posting on the toolkit at:


Interested in adding to the  collection?  Email us at




Special Offer for 
the Journal Progress in Community Health Partnerships 
Available to CCPH Members!

One of CCPH’s publishing partners; Johns Hopkins University Press has a special offer exclusive to CCPH members in subscription prices for a limited time only!  Currently, CCPH members are eligible for a 20% discount on subscription prices to the JHUP Journal Progress in Community Health Partnerships as a benefit of CCPH Membership. However, for a limited time, JHUP would like to EXTEND this discount by offering issue 2.2 of Progress in Community Health Partnerships for FREE!  That's a 20% discount on the subscription and a FREE issue (5 issues for the price of 4!).

To act NOW on this time-sensitive benefit, visit our publications discount page at:

Remember, this offer only applies to current CCPH members.  Not yet a member?  Join today!



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Are You Enjoying ALL of the Benefits CCPH Membership Offers?


Did you know that CCPH updates these website pages every other week, ensuring you have access to the latest resources to support you in your work?


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


Read about Current CCPH Featured Member Dr. Mark DeHaven at


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CCPH Members Susan Gust and Cathy Jordan Present Over Ten Years of Partnership Experience at CBPR Workshop in Houston, TX



Friends and research partners Susan Gust (community activist and CCPH board member) and Cathy Jordan (University of Minnesota, and co-director of CCPH’s multi-year Faculty for the Engaged Campus project) will give a presentation about their community-based participatory research partnership at the Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Workshop: Challenges and Solutions for Researchers and Community Leaders at University of Houston, Friday April 10, 2009. 


Susan and Cathy were original members (and Susan a cofounder) of the Phillips Neighborhood Healthy Housing Collaborative, a community governed coalition of community residents, University of Minnesota researchers, nonprofit leaders, government officials, and philanthropists.  Over 10 years, the Collaborative co-designed and oversaw the implementation of two, federally-funded, early CBPR projects focused on childhood lead poisoning. Susan and Cathy continue to work together on projects generated from this earlier collaboration. They speak regularly in classes and at conferences about their personal and professional relationship, and issues of power, privilege and trust in community-university partnerships.  Both have contributed to the discussion of the importance of recognizing the community-engaged scholar through the promotion and tenure process.  These two collaborators believe that CBPR is a highly effective way to share the knowledge held by both the community and a higher education institution and discover new knowledge for mutual benefit, ultimately leading to deep, social or systemic change. 


To read an article that Susan and Cathy co-authored on their work together, click here.


For more information on the Houston workshop they’ll be presenting at, click here.



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Join CCPH at these Upcoming Events!



April 2009

 April 10, 2009 ● Community-Based Participatory Research Workshop: Challenges

and Solutions for Researchers and Community Leaders ● Houston, TX


CCPH is cosponsoring this institute and we encourage your participation!


Sponsored by the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, the Center for Public Policy at University of Houston, and Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, this workshop will examine successful models and challenges to Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR). CCPH Board Member Susan Gust and Faculty for Engaged Campus Co-Director Cathy Jordan will speak on a panel presentation about Models of Community Engagement.


For more information about the workshop, please visit:



April 25, 2009 ·  Service-Learning Symposium for Faculty in the Health Sciences  ·  Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA   ·  Registration Deadline: April 8, 2009


CCPH Board Member Chuck Connor from the West Virginia Rural Health Education Partnership will be the keynote speaker at a Service Learning Symposium at Mercyhurst College. The Symposium will feature workshops in service-learning and course revision.  Participants will receive a $25 stipend, and a copy of CCPH’s Faculty Toolkit for Service-Learning in Higher Education.  Registration is limited to 40 participants.  The symposium will be offered to faculty in PA, NY, OH and WV, and is funded by the Pennsylvania and New York Campus Compact Consortium Learn & Serve Grant.


For more information, visit:


For additional resources on service learning, visit:





May 2009



May 14-15, 2009 ● NIH Conference on Community Engagement in Clinical and Translational Research Bethesda, MD Call for Proposals Deadline: March 19, 2009


CCPH is participating in the conference, “Improving Health WITH Communities: The Role of Community Engagement in Clinical and Translational Research.  For more information, visit at:



May 18 & 19, 2009 International Partnership Institute Portland, OR

Call for Proposals Deadline: March 9, 2009


CCPH is cosponsoring this institute and we encourage your participation!


Portland State University (PSU) is hosting an International Partnership Institute with the theme "Reciprocal Partnerships: Transforming Higher Education and Community for the Future." Developing and sustaining reciprocal partnerships is the basis for effective campus-community engagement. Yet, despite the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's (and others') national call to focus on partnerships a decade ago, this foundational work remains elusive for many campuses and communities. Join community and campus practitioners and scholars to deeply explore engaged teaching, research and service partnerships - their proven mechanisms and strategies for success, persistent challenges, and the scholarship of partnerships.  Registration is $200.


To view the Call for Proposals and registration information: 

To learn more about PSU's Partnership Initiative:





JULY 2009


July 24-27, 2009 CCPH’s 12th Summer Service-Learning Institute

Leavenworth, WA.  Application Deadline: May 8, 2009


Apply now for this intensive four-day Institute – attendance is limited to 23 participants! The Institute is taught by national experts in service-learning, including health professional faculty and community leaders who have developed successful service-learning partnerships. A unique and effective component of the institute's is a mentoring model in which participants work in small groups and as individuals with mentors (institute instructors) to further shape their own action plans for service-learning.


Application materials are available at Applications are due May 8, 2009 and applicants will be notified of decisions by May 22, 2009. Questions about the CCPH Summer Service-Learning Institute or the application process? Please e-mail



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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 11, 2009  ·  Panel Discussion on Advocating for Prisoner Health Care:  Healthier Prisons for Healthier, Safer Communities  · Boston, MA   ·


April 1, 2009 · Through a Civic Lens: Strengthening Higher Education from Classroom to Community · University of Vermont in Burlington, VT ·


April 1-3, 2009 · Shepard Symposium on Social Justice: Greet the Dawn, Not the Setting Sun: Shining Light on Human Rights · University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY ·


April 28-30 · Leadership for Tomorrow: Exploring New Approaches · Columbus, OH ·


June 9, 2009 · 15th Annual Public Health Research Institute and Video Conference on Minority Health: Breaking the Cycle: Investigating the Intersection of Health Disparities and Educational Disparities ·


August 14-18, 2009 · The 2009 National LGBTI Health Summit · Chicago, IL  ·


September 30 – October 3, 2009 · Reproductive Health 2009 ·  Los Angeles, CA ·


October 9-12, 2009 · Ninth International Research Conference on Service-Learning and Community Engagement · Ottawa, Ontario Canada ·

October 25th-28th, 2009
· 16th Annual Canadian Conference on International Health, “Health Equity: Our Global Responsibility” · Ottawa, Ontario, Canada ·


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2009 NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration -These seminars are held only twice a year and are intended to help demystify the application and review process, clarify federal regulations and policies, and highlight current areas of special interest or concern.  Approximately 25 leading policy, program, and grants management officials from NIH and HHS will share their expertise and guidance on topics such as: Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process; How to apply for and manage an NIH grant; What's new in NIH peer review; Latest grant policies; and more. In conjunction with the 2-day seminar, the NIH is offering attendees the option of participating in eRA Computer Workshops designed to provide hands-on experience in utilizing the eRA Commons for administrators and investigators.  The workshops are geared towards administrators, principal investigators and assistants with little or no eSubmission or eRA Commons experience and focus on how to use the electronic systems to facilitate application/grant administration.  For details, please visit:


New Toolkit Provides Practical Solutions for Effective Translated Health Information - Clear communication is a cornerstone of patient safety and quality health care. In the United States, there are nearly 24 million people who are unable to speak or understand English, which poses significant communication challenges to health care providers and medical organizations. To help address this challenge, Hablamos Juntos and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) have released the “More Than Words” Toolkit Series, a first-of-its-kind resource that clarifies the translation process, and provides a roadmap to help health care organizations improve the quality of their translated materials in order to get better results. To view the toolkit, visit:


Leading Research Funders Launch Collaborative To Accelerate Nation's Progress in Reducing Childhood Obesity - A new National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) has been launched to accelerate progress on reversing the epidemic of overweight and obesity among U.S. youth. The initiative brings together the expertise and resources of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), three of the country’s leading research funders. Through the collective efforts of these organizations, NCCOR will aim to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of research on childhood obesity.  It will evaluate new and existing prevention approaches, rapidly assess promising policy changes and speed the application of interventions that work. The collaborative has an ambitious multiyear agenda that begins with a four-part webinar series on policy evaluation. To learn more, visit:


President of Northeastern University in Boston Writes Editorial in Support of Community-Campus Partnerships – In the February 17, 2009 edition of the Boston Globe, President Joseph E. Aoun of Northeastern University authored an editorial, “Boston and Its Colleges Need to Nurture Unique Partnerships.”  In it, Aoun writes, “In times like these, colleges and universities are driven by their core values. Because the contributions that they make to the city are central to their missions, the current downturn is a time to reaffirm, not diminish, their commitment to the city.”  To read the full editorial, visit: boston_and_its_colleges_need_to_nurture_unique_partnership/


Equality Trust Launches New WebsiteThe Equality Trust has launched a new website to broaden and deepen people’s understanding of the effects of inequality.  The Equality Trust believes that in order to gain substantial improvements in the real quality of life of the populations of developed countries it is necessary that differences in income and wealth are greatly reduced.  The evidence suggests that this will improve health, dramatically reduce the incidence of violence and a wide range of other social problems, improve the quality of social relations for the vast majority of the population, and make the task of developing sustainable economic systems very much easier. For more information, visit:


Promising Practice Network Offers Resources and Tools on Low Birthweight and Prematurity - Promising Practices for Preventing Low Birth Weight provides an overview of research-based information related to preventing low birthweight (LBW). The issue brief, produced by RAND's Promising Practices Network on Children, Families, and Communities (PPN), defines LBW, presents current trends in LBW in the United States, and discusses what works to prevent LBW. The brief is one of several materials featured on RAND's Low Birth Weight/Prematurity Resources and Tools Web page. The materials meet PPN standards of scientific rigour, objectivity, and user friendliness and include links to databases, fact sheets, screening tools, and seminal reports. The Low Birth Weight/Prematurity Resources and Tools Web page is available at:



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Professor of Community Health and Prevention - Drexel University School of Public Health - The Department invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as an associate or full professor of community health and prevention.  Candidates must hold a MD/MPH or terminal doctoral degree from an accredited school of public health. Candidates should have active funded prevention research and a track record of independent and collaborative research funding in prevention research. Candidates should have experience directing dissertations and teaching and mentoring doctoral candidates in an area that supports the MPH and DrPH department curriculum. Experience with cooperative problem-based learning and with community-based research or collaborative research with public health departments is preferred. Inquiries can be made via email to or by phone at 215-762-8785.


Associate Professor - Saint Louis University School of Public Health - The successful candidates will be appointed in the Department of Community Health on a 9-month contract. Applicants must have a doctoral degree with advanced training in behavioral science-health education or related discipline, and a focus in any area within social and behavioral sciences with an emphasis on applied, trans-disciplinary research. S/he should have a productive record of research publication and demonstrated ability to secure external research funding. Primary responsibilities for the position include conducting independent research, teaching graduate courses, and providing professional and community service. The Saint Louis University School of Public Health is nationally recognized for its community-based prevention research. Successful candidates will find opportunities for collaboration in a productive school portfolio of projects across many topics and from community partners. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to 


Editors and Reviewers - Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies - The Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies (JEAPS) is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal published that will be monthly by Academic Journals. JEAPS is dedicated to increasing the depth of the subject across disciplines with the ultimate aim of expanding knowledge of the subject. JEAPS is seeking qualified researchers to join its editorial team as editors, subeditors or reviewers. For more information, visit:


Executive Director – United For a Fair Economy (UFE) - UFE is seeking a highly experienced, strategic thinking and culturally-competent Executive Director who is passionate about working for economic justice and supporting social movements for greater equality.  UFE is a national organization whose mission is to raise awareness that concentrated wealth and power undermine the economy, corrupt democracy, deepen the racial divide, and tear communities apart.  At least 10 years of senior nonprofit management and proven track record of successful fundraising required. The ideal candidate is committed to working within a democratic and highly participatory team management model, has excellent facilitative and consensus-building skills, can effectively synthesize collective wisdom, and has an understanding of movement building.  Women and candidates of color are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit:


Director of Health Disparities Research Center - East Carolina University - East Carolina University, a leading doctoral university of 25,000+ students in eastern North Carolina, seeks a dynamic, experienced, and skilled leader to direct our Center for Health Disparities Research as we pursue the elimination of health disparities in North Carolina. Expertise in clinical or applied research in any of the social or life sciences and familiarity with both medical and behavioral research is required. The Director of the CHDR must have an established record of interdisciplinary research and scholarship on health disparities affecting ethnic/minority groups and/or members of economically and/or socially disadvantaged populations/communities. The successful candidate must have demonstrated abilities in initiating and sustaining community engagement and partnerships and in securing funding from federal agencies and foundations to support community-driven research.  For more information, visit:


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



 Translating Research to Protect Health through Health Promotion, Prevention, and Preparedness (R18) -Letter of Intent Deadline: March 23, 2009 - This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is intended to solicit applications that support translation of health protection research into public health practice with an emphasis on achieving health equity. This FOA will also contribute to achieving the health promotion and disease prevention objectives of "Healthy People 2010" and to measuring program performance as stipulated by the Government Performance and Review Act (GPRA). CDC is committed to protecting people’s health and achieving the fair distribution of health determinants, outcomes, and resources within and between segments of the population, regardless of social standing (i.e. health equity). Understanding the best approaches, methods and strategies for moving the best science to practice is essential to protect and improve health. Much translation research and practice has historically occurred in biomedical research and the healthcare delivery system, but making people healthier also requires protection of health and prevention of poor health through health protection research and public health practice, programs, and policy. As we look ahead, the translation of research to practice will be an important consideration in the nation’s effort to reform the health system. These investments will support the development and refinement of the evidence-base for clinical and community-based prevention and wellness strategies.  For more information, visit:


 Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Targeted Areas of Need-Local Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care - Deadline: April 28, 2009 - This program is designed to foster the development and utilization of local recovery-oriented systems of care to address gaps in treatment capacity by supporting person-centered and self-directed approaches for substance abuse (including alcohol and drug) treatment and recovery services in communities with serious drug problems. The purpose of this program is to expand the community’s ability to provide integrated and comprehensive community-based responses to a targeted, well-documented substance abuse treatment capacity problem and/or improve the quality and intensity of services. The focus is on providing support for local organizations, including grass-roots, faith- and community-based treatment programs, and recovery community organizations, that can link services critical to the population of focus and deliver them in a manner consistent with the principles of recovery-oriented systems of care.  For the full RFP, visit:


 Development of Comprehensive Drug/Alcohol and Mental Health Treatment Systems for Persons Who are Homeless – Deadline: April 30 ,2009 – The purpose of this program is to expand and strengthen treatment services for persons who are homeless (including those who are chronically homeless), who also have substance use disorders, mental disorders, or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. To address the broad needs of this population, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment seeks to increase the number of homeless persons placed in stable housing and who receive treatment services for alcohol, substance use, and co-occurring disorders.  Funds are available for grants in two categories:  “General” and “Services in Supportive Housing.” SAMHSA/CSAT is targeting $4.5 million per year within the Treatment for Homeless Program for “Services in Supportive Housing” grants.  The remaining $6.8 million will be available for “General” Treatment for Homeless grants.  For more information, visit:



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 Post Doctoral Fellowship in Urban Health – Deadline: March 15, 2009 - The Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute (UHI) is pleased to announce a postdoctoral research fellowship that will focus on urban health and development. The goal of this UHI Postdoctoral Research Fellowship program is to promote future leaders in the field of urban health. The fellows, each working in tandem with a Hopkins faculty member, carry out scholarly research and publications on such issues as crime, unemployment, poverty, substance abuse, diabetes, hypertension and other chronic diseases. This fellowship will provide an opportunity to collaborate with faculty at Johns Hopkins in Public Health, Nursing, Medicine, and Education. Candidates should have a completed doctorate (MD, PhD, DrPH) and have demonstrated skills in undertaking community based research. In addition, candidates need to have demonstrated a commitment to community inclusion in research.  For more information, visit:


 The Corporation for National and Community Service presents the 2009 Spirit of Service Awards – Deadline: March 30, 2009 -  The Corporation for National and Community Service is calling for nominations for the 2009 Spirit of Service Awards to pay tribute to the most outstanding participants in each of its programs. The Corporation will also take nominations for the best examples of private sector support of your programs. Please nominate your best: Senior Corps volunteers from the RSVP, Foster Grandparent, and Senior Companion programs; AmeriCorps members and Alumni from State and National, NCCC, and VISTA programs. For nomination guidelines or to apply online, visit


 Summer Internships on Aging Available – Deadline: Open - DOROT, a non-profit organization who seeks to enhance the lives of Jewish and other elderly, has summer internships available for college students.  DOROT interns will be exposed to the complex issues of aging, and gain experience in all aspects of DOROT's operations. Among many activities interns may: visit with seniors in their homes, escort seniors to cultural events, doctor appointments or shopping, tutor seniors in computer use, and assist professional staff in the DOROT office with the planning and execution of programs. DOROT is a non-profit organization on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, who seeks to enhance the lives of Jewish and other elderly through a dynamic partnership of volunteers, professionals, and elders; and to foster mutually beneficial interaction between the generations. To learn more, visit:


 2009 Summer Research Internship on Poverty and Adolescent RiskDeadline: Open - The College of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Alabama is offering a summer research internship for students interested in studying neighborhood poverty and its impact on adolescent behavior. Students who participate in the internship will conduct field research as part of a longitudinal study of poverty and adolescent risk, which we have been conducting since 1998. The study has been funded by the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and it addresses challenges that young people face as they grow up in impoverished neighborhoods, including violence, alcohol and drug use, sexual behavior, the development of self-esteem and a sense of the future, and family dynamics. We are accepting applications from students who would like to participate in this unique learning experience. Interns, who may be either undergraduate or graduate students, will be required to live in Mobile, Alabama between May 18, 2009 and July 31, 2009. For more information, please visit:



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 Health Disparities & Social Justice Conference Call for Proposals – Deadline: March 16, 2009 - The Health Disparities and Social Justice Conference hosted by DePaul University's Master of Public Health (MPH) Program will provide an opportunity to increase skills in identifying and addressing a wide variety of health disparities in diverse communities. A special focus on 'families' will be central to this year's conference. This conference is provided free-of-charge to those interested in public health. The conference will take place at DePaul University's DePaul Center, Chicago, Illinois, on Friday, May 22, 2009 from 8:30am-4:00pm. Presentations will take the form of skills-building workshops. Sessions should be focused on family focused health disparity challenges among diverse populations, such as: immigrants, communities of color, LGBT people, women, people with disabilities, low-income families, seniors/elders, and/or youth. The workshop should a) provide participants with knowledge of a defined topic and b) equip participants with the skills needed to identify and address health disparities in specific communities. For more information, contact Brian Rood at:


 NIH Conference on Community Engagement in Clinical and Translational Research – Deadline: March 19, 2009Academic faculty, trainees, community based health care providers and community researchers interested in participating in the poster sessions are invited to submit abstracts for poster presentation on community engagement in clinical and translational research (e.g. community/academia partnerships, community and practice research partnerships, practice research and academic partnerships, education and training of academic researchers and community partners). Audience for this conference will include community researchers, practice based researchers and academic researchers interested in community engagement and partnerships in research as well as those interested in community engaged research. For more information, visit:


 2009 National LGBTI Health Summit Call for Workshop Proposals – Deadline: March 31, 2009 - The 2009 National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex Health Summit and Bi Health Summit will focus on "Health Through the Life Course." Individuals and groups are invited to submit workshop proposals that address wellness issues (emotional, physical, spiritual, psychological, environmental, social, and/or sexual health) of LGBTI people. Applicants are encouraged to address the Summit's theme of "Health Through the Life Course" by focusing on specific age groups within the LGBTI community, specific topics that may impact several age groups, or issues that impact LGBTIs over time. Proposals that seek to bridge generations for the sharing of new and worldly wisdom are welcome. Creative and traditional formats are accepted. Sessions will last one and a half hours – interested parties should consider collaborating with friends and colleagues. The proposal format and instructions, as well as complete information about the Health Summit is available at

 Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies Call for Papers – Deadline: Open - The Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies (JEAPS) is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal published that will be monthly by Academic Journals. JEAPS is dedicated to increasing the depth of the subject across disciplines with the ultimate aim of expanding knowledge of the subject.  The journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence, and will publish: Original articles in basic and applied research; case studies; critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries and essays.  We invite you to submit your manuscript(s) to for publication in the Maiden Issue (April 2009). For more information, visit:


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



Action Research Essentials

By Dorothy Valcarcel Craig

Action Research Essentials is a practical guide born of the author's own experience working with students in the social sciences and education, providing a step-by-step outline of how to "do" action research--backed by the most extensive theory and research coverage on the market today. The author guides future researcher/practitioners through the action research process via numerous concrete illustrations and a wealth of on-line resources; positioning it as a fundamental component of practice,

A key and unique strength of the book is its outreach to a much larger breadth of students than usually found in action research books. This book will illustrate all the steps in action research using examples from education, social work, psychology, sociology, nursing, medicine, and counseling.

The structure of the book is intended as the sole textbook for a course devoted to naturalistic inquiry, practitioner research, or beginning qualitative methods, or can complement a general research course.


CCPH members receive a 15% discount when ordering this publication and all Jossey-Bass Publications from the CCPH website!


Ordering information:







Boomer Volunteer Engagement: Collaborate Today, Thrive Tomorrow
By Jill Friedman Fixler


Expand Your Talent Pool—Attract Skilled Boomers as Volunteers: Imagine a future where nonprofits have more than enough talented, skilled, and passionate individuals to serve as consultants, strategists, marketing gurus, ambassadors, innovators, mentors, fund-raisers, and direct service teammates. This future is here, now. A workforce 78.2 million strong is ready. They are the Baby Boomers, and they're looking to make a difference. Figuring out how to engage these highly skilled, dedicated individuals in a meaningful way is the key. Boomer Volunteer Engagement: Collaborate Today, Thrive Tomorrow does just that. This step-by-step guide shows how to create volunteer roles that will attract Boomers and keep them interested. You'll find

  • Insights into what Boomer's want out of volunteering (and why the old model of volunteer management won't work)
  • How to use online social networking to attract Boomers
  • Cutting edge ideas on Boomer volunteer engagement
  • A motivational analysis tool
  • An individual volunteer plan

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