PARTNERSHIP MATTERS

Member Newsletter of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

 

Promoting health (broadly defined) through partnerships between

communities and higher educational institutions

 

 

 

August 3, 2007

Volume IX Issue 13

 

 

Message From Our Executive Director

 

News From CCPH

 

10th Anniversary News

 

Membership Matters

 

Members in Action

 

Upcoming Events

 

Announcements

 

Grants Alert!

 

Awards, Fellowships & Scholarships

 

Calls for Papers & Presentations

 

Publications

 

Archives

 

 

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Newsletter Editor

Annika L.R. Sgambelluri

 

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©2007 Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

 

 

Partnership Matters Newsletter

 

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WK Kellogg Foundation WELCOMES NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF HEALTH PROGRAMS

 

Gail C. Christopher joined the WK Kellogg Foundation in July as vice president for Health. Christopher recently served as vice president of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Office of Health, Women and Families in Washington, D.C. She directed the Joint Center Health Policy Institute, a multi-year initiative created to engage underserved, racial, and ethnic minorities in health policy discussions. Previously, she was guest scholar in the Governance Studies Department at The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., and executive director of the Institute for Government Innovation at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

                                                                                

Christopher also served as director and naprapathic physician with the Naprapathic Health Centers in Chicago, IL. Christopher took her doctor of naprapathy

degree from the Chicago National College of Naprapathy in Illinois and completed advanced study in the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in holistic health and clinical nutrition at the Union for Experimenting Colleges and Universities at Union Graduate School of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dr. Christopher received a 2007 Leadership Award from the Health Brain Trust of the Congressional Black Caucus, for her work with Health Policy Institute of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and its impact on public policies to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities. She has authored and co-authored three books, a monthly column in the Federal Times, and has written more than 250 articles, presentations, and publications. Her list of national broadcast and print media credits is also extensive.

To learn more about the WK Kellogg Foundation, visit http://www.wkkf.org/

 

 

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR RESEARCH ON SERVICE-LEARNING AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCES FOUNDING BOARD

 

The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE), launched in 2005, has announced its founding board.

The founding Board has elected its officers.  The Board members and officers are: CCPH Senior Consultant Sherril Gelmon, Portland State University, Board Chair; Rob Shumer, University of Minnesota, Board Vice-Chair; Jennifer Dorr, Washington Campus Compact, Secretary-Treasurer; Marshall Welch, University of Utah, Conference Oversight Committee Chair; Andy Furco, University of California Berkeley, Nominating Committee Chair; Shelley Billig, RMC Research Corporation; Min Cho, Virginia Commonwealth University; Janet Eyler, Vanderbilt University; Barbara Holland, National Service-learning Clearinghouse; Maria Nieves Tapia, CLAYSS (Argentina); and John Saltmarsh, NERCHE.

The Association's mission, approved at the 2006 Research Conference, is: To promote the development and dissemination of research on service-learning and community engagement internationally and across all levels of the education system.  The Association's objectives are to advance the fields of service-learning and community engagement research across the educational spectrum (primary, secondary, post-secondary, and further education) through two primary activities: sponsorship of the annual International Research Conference on Service-Learning and Community Engagement and publication of an edited volume of papers arising from the Conference.  Learn more at http://www.researchslce.org/

The 2007 International Research Conference on Service-learning and Community Engagement will be held in Tampa, Florida, October 6-9, 2007, hosted by Florida Campus Compact and a consortium of Florida universities.  The theme of the 2007 Research Conference is "Sustainability and Scholarship: Research and the K-20 Continuum."  CCPH is co-sponsoring a pre-conference workshop on community-based participatory research.  Learn more at
http://www.floridacompact.org/irsl


Report on University-Community Partnerships Emphasizes Partnerships for Economic Development


Over the last decade, partnerships between colleges and universities, government, and businesses have helped foster economic development in the city of Worcester, Massachusetts. In 2006, the Worcester UniverCity Partnership, a coalition of private and public sector organizations working with colleges in Worcester, MA, in collaboration with the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE), organized a speaker series aimed at promoting the depth and impact of university-community partnerships in the city.

This new report, "University-Community Partnerships: 2006 Worcester Speaker Series" published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, provides highlights from the 2006 Worcester Speaker Series, discusses the history and characteristics of Worcester's partnerships, and suggests steps toward a workable action agenda for the city. This is a portrait of one city's approach to strengthening its partnerships, which can also serve as a model for other cities interested in promoting economic development through university-community partnerships.

The report is available at www.bos.frb.org/commdev/pcadp/2007/pcadp0702.pdf

Learn more about the Worcester UniverCity Partnership at http://www.univercitypartnership.org/

Learn more about NERCHE at http://www.nerche.org

 

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MESSAGE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

 

Sarena Seifer

 

 
Back in February, I wrote about our partnership with the Education Network to Advance 
Cancer Clinical Trials
(see: http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/PM_020907.htm#
MessagefromourED
).  Since that time, we have been moving ahead significantly on

Communities as Partners in Cancer Clinical Trials: Changing Research, Practice & Policy
,
a 3-part invitational conference series designed to explore the potential of employing CBPR
(Community-Based Participatory Research) principles in therapeutic trial design, recruitment
and retention and dissemination, and to define an agenda for research, practice and policy. 
 

This conference series is an unprecedented opportunity to bring together leaders in two important yet disparate fields—cancer clinical trials and CBPR. 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 priorities developed through this conference series has enormous potential impact to change the way in which cancer clinical research is conducted at the local level and how it is funded.  We’ve been delighted by the support of research funding agencies and cancer-focused organizations.  The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Cancer Institute are providing core funding for the conference series.  Other co-sponsors include Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, the Intercultural Cancer Council and EDICT (Eliminating Disparities in Clinical Trials), the California Breast Cancer Research Program, the Lance Armstrong Foundation and the American Society of Clinical Oncology

The format for each conference will include plenary presentations and professionally facilitated interactive discussions. Invited participants include clinical trial researchers, outreach and recruitment specialists, CBPR experts, clinical trial participants, patient advocates, oncologists, community leaders, senior staff from federal and private funding agencies, as well as others.

The three conferences, the first of which takes place next month, will:

  1. Review ways in which community members are already involved in any kind of clinical trial activity
  2. Explore the application of specific CBPR principles and approaches to key areas of therapeutic cancer clinical trials
  3. Identify the major institutional and system barriers that inhibit meaningful community engagement in these areas
  4. Identify those practices and policies that could be widely adopted for therapeutic cancer clinical trials
  5. Develop a conceptual framework for communities as partners in cancer clinical trials
  6. Develop and disseminate a strategic plan for research, practice and policy
  7. Engage key stakeholders, including funding agencies and policymakers, to encourage the implementation of the strategic plan

Conference products will include a background paper prepared to help jump-start discussion at the conference, invited commentaries and published proceedings. For more information on the conference series, please contact Stacy Collins, project coordinator, at stacy.collins@enacct.org or 301-562-2778. 

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NEWS FROM CCPH

 

 


Call for Papers: Special Journal Issue on Ethical Considerations in
Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR)

Deadline: November 1, 2007

 

CCPH and The Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics are inviting papers which explore ethical issues in CBPR, including from international perspectives. Contributions may include qualitative or quantitative studies (including case studies and those involving CBPR) and reviews or empirical literature.  To view the complete call for papers, visit the "what's new column" of the CCPH homepage at http://www.ccph.info/

 

 

 

 

CCPH Consultancy Network

 

To arrange a customized workshop or consultation through the CCPH Consultancy Network, contact CCPH executive director Sarena Seifer at sarena@u.washington.edu or visit http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/mentor.html

 

To view presentations and handouts from past CCPH Consultancy Network events, visit http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/

pastpresentations.html

 

 

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10th ANNIVERSARY NEWS

 

 

CCPH: A LIFESAVING SUPPORT NETWORK

By CCPH Board Chair Emeritus Elmer Freeman, Executive Director, Center for Community Health Education Research and Service

 

Editor’s Note: As part of our 10th Anniversary Celebration, CCPH put out a call for “stories of impact” that capture how CCPH has had an impact on you, your partnership, and/or the field as a whole. (See:

http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/PM_020907.htm#Anniv).  Thanks to all who responded!  Some of your stories were incorporated into the report, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health: Celebrating a Decade of Impact (See http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/pdf_files/10AnnivReportfinal.pdf).  Others are being shared through the CCPH website and Partnership Matters newsletter.   Do you have a story to tell? 

Email it to info@ccph.info

 

“I was new to my position at the Center for Community Health Education Research and Service (CCHERS, pronounced “cheers”), which is a partnership funded by the Kellogg Foundation in 1991, between Boston University School of Medicine, Northeastern College of Nursing, and several community health centers. I became Executive Director of CCHERS in 1997 and for me, it was a new environment, new exposure, and new challenges. One of the first conferences that I attended was sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges. I sat there for 3 days feeling completely out of my element. These partnerships were new and nobody was doing it. I needed a support network or I wouldn’t have survived in this job. I came from the community health center movement and from a national support network of health centers.  Getting buy-in from the health centers for the education of health professions students was a major challenge. I had my own kind of perspective being focused on community health and it was around diversity and trying to get the university to improve racial and ethnic diversity. The job was too rigorous and challenging. Having community health centers engaged in educating medical and nursing students…getting universities to value community engagement…building community-academic partnership. CCPH was a lifesaver literally and figuratively.

 

I connected with CCPH through the Health Professions Schools in Service to the Nation (HPSISN) Program. One of the nursing faculty was the project director on a grant and their last networking meeting that they had as funded projects, was hosted here at Northeastern. CCHERS was a major partner in the grant. I used to do this infamous tour, for funders and policymakers, contrasting the vast resources and power of the academic medical centers, particularly the Harvard Longwood Medical Area, and their surrounding neighborhoods…and nearby community health centers. As an example, the center I directed had many code violations and wasn’t even handicap accessible. It was in a dilapidated old building in the heart of the African American community… I could build a new state of the art center for $8 million while an affiliated hospital spent $11 million on just a new entrance and façade. My tour was one of the activities for the health professions grantees at the meeting. Two of the founding board members of CCPH (Terri Kluzik and Tom Irons) were on the tour, along with a staff member (Kara Connors) and they called me a couple of years later and invited me to apply for the CCPH board.

 

Over the years, CCPH has helped me to grow personally by being exposed in a broader sense through its board, membership and work.  I identified with the pioneering work of both academic and community leaders who were very much committed to this work. CCPH provided a venue for debating the real issues inherent in these partnerships.”

 

For information on the HPSISN Program, visit http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/pastprojects.html#Schools

For more information about CCHERS, visit http://www.cchers.org/

Elmer can be reached at e.freeman@neu.edu.

 

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MEMBERSHIP MATTERS

 

 

 

Are You Enjoying ALL of the

Benefits CCPH Membership Offers?

 

CCPH Online Member Directory

 

 

 

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!

 

Connect with colleagues from across the country and around the world through the CCPH online Member Directory: http://web.memberclicks.com/mc/page.do?orgId=ccph. Once you’ve logged in with your username and password, you can update your profile and search for other CCPH members by region, area of expertise, and a variety of other search criteria.

 

The Member Directory is a great way to send announcements to the people who are most interested - other CCPH members! CCPH staff also use the information in the Member Directory to send out customized emails based on your self-identified interests and areas of expertise. If you are unsure of your username and password, email cleggc@u.washington.edu.

 

Membership in CCPH helps support these benefits. Join or renew today to ensure that these resources are always available at your fingertips! To learn more, visit http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/members.html.

 

 

 

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 at (206) 543-8178 or cleggc@u.washington.edu

 

 

 

Would you like to be a CCPH Featured Member?

 

Let the world know about your partnership work! Email us cleggc@u.washington.edu for details.

 

Read about the Current CCPH Featured Member Hitomi Yoshida at  http://www.ccph.info

 

To view past CCPH Featured Members, visit http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/pastfeaturedmembers.html

 

 

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MEMBERS IN ACTION

 

 

Congratulations to CCPH Member Sherry Fontaine who was appointed the Executive Director of the Master of Healthcare Leadership (MHL) program at Park University.  The MHL program is an online graduate program that specializes in preparing strong, innovative leadership in healthcare organizations; teaching business skill sets, public policy, creative planning, management development, and problem solving and relationship building expertise not often found in graduate education.  For more information please visit http://www.park.edu/grad/mhl-general.html.

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

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

CCPH’s CONFERENCE PAGE

 

CCPH at Upcoming Events!

 

 

OCTOBER 2007

 

4      October 6-9, 2007 7th International Research Conference on Service-Learning and Community Engagement Tampa, FL

 

The conference theme is Sustainability and Scholarship: Research and the K-20 Continuum."  CCPH is organizing an all-day pre-conference workshop on Developing and Sustaining Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Partnerships” on October 6.  CCPH senior consultant Sherril Gelmon chairs the board of the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement, the organization sponsoring the conference.

 

To learn more about the conference, visit http://www.floridacompact.org/~floridac/irsl/index.html

 

To learn more about the pre-conference workshop on CBPR, visit http://www.floridacompact.org/~floridac/irsl/info.html

 

To learn more about the curriculum on which the CBPR workshop is based, visit http://www.cbprcurriculum.info

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 2007

 

4      November 3-7, 2007 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting  Washington, DC

 

This year’s APHA conference theme is “Politics, Policy and Public Health.”  As usual, CCPH members and staff are playing significant roles in the conference:

 

CCPH member Amanda Vogel will be giving a presentation on the "Long-term sustainability of service-learning programs: A ten year follow-up study of the Health Professions Schools in Service to the Nation program" as part of a session on "Teaching and learning about community in public health academia," scheduled for Tuesday November 6, 2007 at 4:30 pm.

 

CCPH program director Kristine Wong is coordinating one of the two community-based participatory research (CBPR) learning institutes sponsored by the Community-Based Public Health Caucus of APHA.  The full-day session on November 3, "Developing and Sustaining CBPR Partnerships" is based in part on the curriculum developed by a collaborative project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, described at http://www.cbprcurriculum.info/.  On November 4, a half-day learning institute will cover "CBPR: Working with Communities to Analyze and Interpret Data and Get to Outcomes.

 

For more information on the APHA conference, visit http://www.apha.org/meetings/highlights/

 

For more information on the learning institutes, visit http://www.apha.org/programs/education/edannualmtg/APHA-Learning+Institute.htm

 

To view the conference program, go to
http://apha.confex.com/apha/135am/techprogram/

 

Note: It's possible to register just for a learning institute if you can’t make the whole conference! 

 

 

MAY 2008

 

4      May 4-7, 2008 CUexpo2008 – Community-University Partnerships: Connecting for Change  Victoria, BC, Canada

 

This event is supported by the Office of Community-Based Research at the University of Victoria, http://www.uvic.ca/research/ocbrCCPH is a conference supporting organization.

 

Session proposals are due November 15, 2007.  For more information, contact Mary O’Rourke, maireco@telus.net or visit http://www.uvic.ca/research/ocbr/cuexpo/index.html

 

 

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New Event Listings

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

 

August 13-16, 2007 · Cancer Conference: Meeting Future Challenges · Atlanta, GA · 
http://www.cdccancerconference.net/
 
September 10-11, 2007 · WorkLife 2007: Protecting & Promoting Worker Health · Bethesda, MD · 
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/worklife/
 
December 2-5, 2007 · National HIV Prevention Conference · Atlanta, GA · 
http://www.2007nhpc.org/backgroundinfo.asp

 

December 12-14, 2007 · Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Conference · Atlanta, GA · 
http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/MCHEpi/2007/AboutConference.htm

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

National Health Center WeekAugust 5-11, 2007Every summer, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) – http://www.nachc.com - sponsors National Health Center Week (NHCW) to inform the American public, state and federal policymakers, and the media about America’s 1,000 Community, Migrant and Homeless Health Centers. These Health Centers serve as the “family doctor” for over 15 million people. This year’s theme for National Health Center Week is America’s Health Centers-Your Health Care Home”. This theme highlights the unique characteristic of Community Health Centers as “medical homes”, each locally owned and directed by the very people they serve. Health Center patients around the nation enjoy a true sense of "ownership" over their health care system. It is this "patient democracy" - with over 35,000 volunteer, community Board Members nationwide - that

drives community empowerment in nearly 5,000 communities. NHCW strives to:

  1. Raise awareness among the American public, state and federal policymakers, and media about communities’ lack of access to health care;
  2. Highlight the role that Health Centers play in addressing the issues of access;
  3. Educate community residents about the services available at community health centers; and
  4. Foster partnerships that help to address the health care problems of uninsured and underinsured individuals and families.

 

Academic Medicine Publishes Special Collection on Managing the Research Enterprise - The Association of American Medical Colleges' peer-reviewed journal, Academic Medicine, has just released the third installment of "The Management Series," an occasional collection of  premier articles from the journal on key issues facing leaders of medical schools and teaching hospitals. This latest installment features articles on managing the research enterprise. The collection is available for free online. Free print copies are also available (shipping and handling charges required). http://www.academicmedicine.org

 

Enrollment in AIDS Drug Assistance Programs Increasing, Report Finds - A new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) finds that the number of  low-income people enrolled in AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) in 2006 increased by 5 percent over the previous year. The report, along with a new Kaiser Family Foundation video examining ADAP clients and programs, is available at: http://www.kff.org/hivaids/hiv041007pkg.cfm

Kellogg Foundation Announces 2007 Leadership Award Winners - The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has announced the 2007 recipients of its National Leadership in Action Award. Candidates for the award, which celebrates innovative approaches to connecting resources of time, funding, and know-how in communities of color, are peer-nominated and screened by a committee of nonprofit and philanthropic leaders from across the United States. Each of this year's recipients will receive a $50,000 grant and a piece of art created by an ethnic artist, and will be recognized at the foundation's national conference http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10006977/story

 

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GRANTS ALERT!

 

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

CCPH's FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES PAGE

 

 General Mills Foundation Continues Celebrating Communities of Color Grants 
Program for Minneapolis and St. Paul
– Deadline: September 1, 2007 – The General Mills
Foundation has announced the continuation of its Celebrating Communities of Color grants program for 2007.
The grants, totaling $500,000, will be awarded to nonprofit organizations in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota,
serving communities of color. Fifty $10,000 project grants will be given this year.

http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10007922/generalmills

 

 Tobacco Policy Change – Deadline: September 14, 2007 – The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 
(RWJF) announced Tobacco Policy Change: A Collaborative for Healthier Communities and States. Since 2004,
grantees of Tobacco Policy Change have advocated for policies to decrease tobacco use and exposure. Under a
new special solicitation, prospective grantees will apply their skills and experience to advance tobacco and other
public health policies. Organizations who propose projects in Indian Country or the following states are eligible to
apply: Ala., Ariz., Fla., Ga., Ind., Ky., La., Mich., Miss., Mo., N.C., Ohio, Okla., S.C., Tenn., Texas, W. Va. and Va.

http://www.tobaccopolicychange.org/
Information sessions will take place July 23-27, 2007 for details, see
http://www.tobaccopolicychange.org/TPCO-4491.html

 

 M*A*C AIDS Fund Accepting Grant Applications for Treatment and Prevention 
Programs
– Deadline: September 15, 2007 – In an effort to streamline its funding, the fund has identified
the following four crucial areas of need affecting the epidemic: 1) Link Between Poverty and AIDS -- funding for
basic needs such as food and housing to those living with HIV/AIDS; 2) Models of Care -- developing hospitals
and increasing the number of doctors and nurses in countries that need it the most; 3) Treatment Adherence --
developing peer-based programs to help people adhere to their treatment regimes; and 4) Prevention -- programs
with a specific focus on high-risk populations such as youth, people over 50, and African Americans.
http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10007865/macaidsfund

 

 Ronald McDonald House Charities Offers Support for Global or National Nonprofits Helping 
Children
– Deadline: September 31, 2007 – Ronald McDonald House Charities and its global network of local
chapters provides funding for programs or projects that are national or global in scope and which directly improve
the health and well-being of children. RMHC funding has enabled organizations in communities around the world to
help children read, provide nutritious afterschool meals, offer life-changing surgeries, or help prevent life-threatening
disease.
http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10008100/rmhc For additional RFPs in Children and Youth,
visit: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_children.jhtml

 

 Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Accepting Applications for MS Brighter Tomorrow 
Grants
– Deadline: October 1, 2007 – Each year, the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation offers MS Brighter Tomorrow
Grants to provide individuals with MS with goods or services (valued at up to $1,000) designed to improve their quality
of life by enhancing their safety, self-sufficiency, comfort, and/or well-being.

http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10008105/msfocus

 

 Pathways Within Offers Book Donation Program for Small and Rural Communities 
Deadline: October 15 and March 15 annually –
The Pathways Within Roads to Reading Initiative Bi-Annual Program
donates books to literacy programs in small and rural low-income communities. http://pwirtr.org/

 

 Third Wave Foundation Offers Funding for Organizations Led by Young Women and
Transgender Youth
– Deadline: November 1, 2007 –  Third Wave is accepting applications for Discretionary Grants of $1,000 to $3,000 each from both its Organizing and Advocacy Fund and Reproductive Health and Justice Initiative to help organizations led by young women and transgender youth to support technical assistance, skills development of staff or board members, or organizational capacity. Examples of activities that may be funded include training for staff or board members, or attendance at important movement-building conferences.
http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10008111/thirdwavefoundation

 

 Gates Foundation Accepting Applications for Access to Learning Award  – Deadline: December 31, 2007 – The Gates Foundation's Global Libraries initiative invites applications from libraries and similar organizations outside the United States that have created new ways to offer these key services: free public access to computers and the Internet; public training to assist users in accessing online information that can help improve their lives; technology training for library staff; and outreach to underserved communities. Applications are open to institutions outside the United States that are working with disadvantaged communities. To be eligible, the applying institution must allow all members of the public to use computers and the Internet free of charge in a community space. The award recipient will receive $1 million.
http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10008109/gatesfoundation

 

 Improving Care and Quality of Life at the End of Life – Deadline: none given – The Hospital-Based 
Palliative Care Consortium is looking for hospitals interested in learning how to create or improve their own palliative care
centers. The program enables hospitals to visit exemplary palliative care learning centers in different regions of the United
States. Managed by HRET, the program is funded by a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
The program is free to participating hospitals (with the exception of travel and lodging) and administered through three
phases. If you are interested in participating, please contact Deb Bohr at dbohr@aha.org or (646) 678-4280, or visit
http://www.hret.org/hret/programs/paloverview.html

 

 Wachovia Foundation Grants Support Educational Improvement – Deadline: n/a– The Wachovia 
Foundation is interested in working with non-profit organizations that are implementing and/or developing tailored approaches
to improving education in their communities. Programs must support pre-K – 12 public education and address the systemic
issues related to teachers and teaching, such as professional development, school support, recruitment or retention. Maximum
Award: $500,000. Eligibility: 501(c)(3) organizations with a mission to improve public education in AL, CA, CT, DE, FL, GA, MD,
MS, NC, NY, NJ, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, or Washington, D.C.
http://www.wachovia.com/inside/page/0,,139_414_430_6336,00.html
 

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AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS & SCHOLARSHIPS

 

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

CCPH's AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, & SCHOLARSHIPS PAGE

 

 EPA Initiative to Recognize Community Development and Active Aging Call for Applications Deadline: October 17, 2007 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with partner organizations across the country, recently announced a call for applications for an award program meant to recognize outstanding community planning and strategies that support active aging. The Building Healthy Communities for Active Aging Awards will be presented to communities that demonstrate the best and most inclusive overall approach to implementing smart growth and active aging at the neighborhood, tribe, municipality, county and/or regional levels. http://www.epa.gov/aging/bhc/awards/

 

 Applications Invited for National Sleep Foundation Pickwick Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Sleep Deadline: November 1, 2007 – The National Sleep Foundation Pickwick Postdoctoral Fellowship program provides funds to enable young researchers to devote full-time professional effort to mentored research in sleep or sleep disorders. Fellowships are available for basic, applied, or clinical research. Pickwick Fellows receive funding based on the National Institutes of Health National Research Service Award schedule, which is based on years of postdoctoral research experience (support ranges from $36,996 to $45,048), plus a benefits allowance of $7,000. The funding amount is for two years, with the second year of support dependent on satisfactory progress in the first year. ttp://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10008107/sleepfoundation

 

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CALLS FOR PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS

 

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

CCPH's CALLS FOR PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS PAGE

 Cases in Public Health Communication & Marketing Deadline: November 1, 2007 –
Cases in Public Health Communication & Marketing is an open access, online, peer-reviewed journal containing case studies that dissect contemporary work in the fields of public health communication and social marketing. See Publications section for more information. http://www.casesjournal.org/

 

 Calls for Papers: Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology Deadline: Open – Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology seeks to publish theoretical, conceptual, research and case study articles that promote the development of knowledge and understanding, application of psychological principles, and scholarly analysis of social-political forces affecting racial/ethnic minorities. http://www.apa.org/journals/cdp/

 

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PUBLICATIONS

 

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

 

Advancing the Healthy People 2010 Objectives Through Community-Based Education: A Curriculum Planning Guide

An essential resource for curriculum planning at all levels of health professional education. The guide features background readings, case studies, worksheets, handouts, resources and reflection questions.

 

Health professional schools across the country are constantly encouraged to participate in curriculum reform efforts that are responsive and relevant to the changes taking place in our health care system, and local communities. Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General, has specifically called upon health professional schools to be essential partners in achieving the Healthy People 2010 goals and objectives. In the journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, Dr. Satcher's former deputy Dr. Nicole Lurie recommended that community service experiences be a required component of health professions education, writing that "projects that focus on one or more of the leading health indicators, or other Healthy People objectives, are great places to start. Through such experiences students learn to see their roles more broadly, and can facilitate sustainable relationships with others in the community."

 

CCPH Members receive a 25% discount!

 

Ordering information: http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/guide.html#PubOrderForm

 

The Handbook of Inequality and Socioeconomic Position

This Handbook is the definitive resource for anyone wishing to quickly look up and understand key concepts and measurements relating to socioeconomic position and inequalities. A range of key concepts is defined and measures of socioeconomic position and inequality described. Alphabetical listings, cross-referencing, graphs and worked examples, references to web and other sources of further information, all contribute to making the Handbook both engaging and accessible for a wide audience. The authors are all eminent researchers in the field of health inequalities. They have together produced two glossaries for the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health and have published a large number of books and articles in learned academic journals.

Ordering information: https://www.policypress.org.uk/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=1069

 

 

Cases in Public Health Communication & Marketing is now live at

http://www.casesjournal.org/

Cases in Public Health Communication & Marketing is an open access, online, peer-reviewed journal containing case studies that dissect contemporary work in the fields of public health communication and social marketing. Each case identifies the lessons learned from a recent public health program - whether successful or not - for the purpose of improving the practice of public health communication and marketing.  All peer-reviewed case studies in the journal were developed through a collaborative process that required graduate students and their faculty advisors to partner with the practitioners who implemented the public health program.

The first volume is now available.  Letters of intent for cases for volume 2 are due November 1.  Visit the journal website at http://www.casesjournal.org/ for more details.

 

 

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