Member Newsletter of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
Promoting health through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions
August 12, 2005
Volume VII ● Issue 16
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RACIAL AND ETHNIC HEALTH DISPARITIES:
SCHOOLS AND GRADUATE PROGRAMS OF PUBLIC HEALTH
RESPOND AS ENGAGED INSTITUTIONS
CCPH Announces New Initiative Sponsored by the WK Kellogg Foundation
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LEADERS HONORED IN THE PREVENTIVE MEDICINE FIELD
Each year, the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine honors the most distinguished individuals and programs in the field of preventive medicine and public health. On June 6, 2005 ATPM presented the following award recipients at the 12th Congress of Health Profession Educators meeting in Washington, DC:
· Richard Riegelman MD, MPH, PhD is the recipient of the Duncan Clark Award. This award is given to a senior level person with a distinguished record of achievement in the areas of teaching, research and/or advocacy in the field of public health and preventive medicine.
· The Prevention Theme in the MD Curriculum of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry received the Outstanding Educational Program of the Year Award which recognizes an innovative program, department or academic institution for their involvement in advancing undergraduate or graduate medical education in preventive medicine and public health which furthers student interest in the discipline. Thomas A. Pearson, MD, PhD, MPH accepted the award on behalf of the program.
· The Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine also received the Outstanding Educational Program of the Year Award. CCPH member Daniel S. Blumenthal, MD, MPH accepted the award on behalf the department.
· Matthew Boulton, MD, MPH is the recipient of the F. Marian Bishop Educator of the Year Award. This award is given to teachers who have contributed to the instruction of students or residents in the field of public health and preventive medicine.
To learn more about the ATPM awards program and to read the achievements of the 2005 award winners, please go to: .
CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE DRAFT STRATEGIC PLAN Comments Due By August 31
For more than a decade, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs, has mobilized a new generation of engaged citizens. This year,
more than 1.6 million individuals of all ages and backgrounds will serve through those programs to help thousands of national and community nonprofit organizations, faith-based groups, schools, and local agencies meet local needs in education, the environment, public safety, homeland security, and other critical areas.
A draft of the CNCS’s 2005 - 2010 Strategic Plan is now available at http://www.nationalservice.gov. Comments are sought by August 31. There are a number of ways to submit your comments:
· Email: email@example.com (this is the most reliable method for sending written comments.)
· Fax: 202-606-3464
· Conference call:
o AUG 16, 2005 (Tuesday), 1:00pm - 2:00pm Eastern Standard Time, Conference Number: 9997234, Passcode: 4952498
o AUG 16, 2005 (Tuesday), 2:00pm - 3:00pm Eastern Standard Time, Conference Number: 9997236, Passcode: 8224770
To participate in these calls, please go to www.mymeetings.com and click “RSVP Now” in small print under “Join Event.” Please key in the conference number and pass code as listed above. The pass code for registration must be typed exactly as shown. Call sign-up is on a first come first serve basis. You will be emailed the conference call in number and pass code the morning of the conference call.
Below are questions posed by the agency to help guide your responses:
Ř Does the document express the spirit and history of service while also explaining why these programs are critical today?
Ř Are the focus areas appropriate cross-program priorities for the agency for the next five years?
Ř Under the focus areas, have we identified strong strategies and targets?
Ř Will this Strategic Plan help you in your future planning?
Ř Do you like the new draft mission statement for the Corporation: "Improving lives, strengthening communities, and fostering civic engagement though volunteering and service."
Your feedback will be considered if received by August 31, 2005. If comments are received after then, they will do their best to take them under consideration.
After reviewing your comments and making edits, they will present a final draft of the Strategic Plan to the board of directors in late September. Once the board has approved the plan, they will print hard copies and post an electronic copy online. They will be glad to send you a copy if you include an address with your feedback.
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New Event Listings
For details on these new listings and all previously listed upcoming events, visit CCPH’s CONFERENCE PAGE
September 10-13, 2005 · 15th Annual Urban Maternal and Child Health Leadership Conference, “For All It's Worth: Leading with Values and Vision” · Fort Worth, Texas
September 14-15, 2005 · Transforming Health Professional Education: Core Competencies, Microsystems
and New Training Venues · Chicago, Illinois
October 6, 2005 · National Depression Screening Day
October 6-8, 2005 · International Conference on Communication in Healthcare · Chicago, Illinois
November 4-9, 2005 · Association of American Medical Colleges' 2005 annual meeting: "Beyond
Boundaries" · Washington, D.C.
November 16-18, 2005 · The Second International Scientific conference on Occupational and
Environmental Health · Hanoi, Vietnam
September 11-13, 2006 · International Society for Equity in Health - ISEqH Fourth International Conference · Adelaide, Australia
September 15-18, 2006 · 7th WONCA (World Congress of Family Doctors) Rural Health Conference · Seattle, Washington
Boston University Announces Free Online Educational Resources
The following free, online educational resources are available:
· Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much, a new and improved curriculum for physician educators to train primary care clinicians in screening and brief intervention for unhealthy alcohol use, using a patient-centered, evidence-based approach that emphasizes cross-cultural efficacy.
· Alcohol and Health: Current Evidence, a newsletter summarizing the latest clinically relevant research on alcohol and health, including related Journal Club and Grand Rounds slide presentations.
Community-Based Oral Health Programs: Lessons from Three Innovative Models
In a recently released study, the Washington, DC-based nonprofit, nonpartisan Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has examined community-based programs, initiatives, and activities intended to improve
the oral health of vulnerable populations. After reviewing model programs across the country, ESRI provides case studies of three successful and innovative initiatives. View the complete report.
Georgia Public Broadcasting and Morehouse School of Medicine
Quality health care access is a growing problem for minorities and the poor in rural Georgia. "Eliminating Health Care Disparities in Rural Georgia" will examine the issues through radio programming and will share findings in a live town hall meeting broadcast. Find out more on the Sound Partners' Website.
Executive Director - Wisconsin Campus Compact – Milwaukee, WI - Deadline: Sept 2
Wisconsin Campus Compact (WiCC) is a consortium of college and university presidents who share a commitment to the civic mission of higher education and the value of integrating community engagement into students' academic and co-curricular experiences. WiCC's mission is to strengthen civic engagement and service-learning partnerships between Wisconsin's postsecondary institutions and the communities they serve. Member institutions include public, private, 2 year, 4 year, technical colleges and statewide Extension throughout Wisconsin. The Executive Director of WiCC is responsible for providing leadership and assistance to member institutions for the purpose of furthering both student and institutional engagement. Additional information
New Grants Alert announced in this newsletter are noted with an asterisk (*)
Cooperative Agreements for Tribes and Tribal Organizations for Tobacco Prevention and Control – Deadline: August 15 - Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-AA066 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Procurement and Grants Office will fund four to six awards in Capacity program and three to five awards in Implementation Program. Additional information
The Sociological Initiatives Foundation Grants – Deadline: Aug 15 – The Foundation provides grants of $5,000 to $15,000 to support community-based research projects. Areas of interest include but are not limited to social justice, social welfare, human rights, literacy, language learning and use, dialect use and curricular issues in teaching second languages and non-native languages. The Foundation is also interested in supporting research by sociologists and linguists that provide a direct benefit to communities. Additional information Questions? Contact Prentice Zinn at (617) 426-7080 x307.
Arts in Healthcare Funds - Deadline: August 22 - 2005 Johnson & Johnson (J&J)/Society for the Arts in Healthcare Partnership to Promote Arts and Healing Grant. This grant program seeks to promote the use of the arts to enhance the healthcare experience for patients, their families, and caregivers. Proposals are being sought from healthcare organizations and/or arts agencies working in partnership to produce innovative projects to serve patients, their families, and caregivers in healthcare settings and to promote healing and preventative health. Additional Information
Challenge Grant Funds Available to Recruit Baby Boomer Volunteers - Deadline: August 22 - The Corporation for National and Community Service has announced the availability of approximately $4 million in Challenge Grants for a small number of nonprofit organizations to expand or launch new programs that encourage the baby boomer generation [born between 1946 and 1964] to become volunteers to help meet important community needs. Additional Information
Call for Proposals: Substance Abuse Policy Research Program – Round X – Deadline: August 23 - The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s program is designed to encourage experts in public health, law, political science, medicine, sociology, criminal justice, economics, psychology and other behavioral and policy sciences to address issues related to substance abuse. Additional information
InformationLinks: Connecting Public Health with Health Information Exchanges - Deadline: Sept 7 - This program will provide grants to support the participation of state and local public health agencies in health information exchanges. The program will make funds available to public health agencies for activities in support of population-based public health services, as opposed to direct provision of health care (e.g., safety-net provider services). The program is designed as a one-time, short-term stimulus to catalyze and facilitate greater participation by public health agencies in health information exchanges. Details
* Healthy Tomorrows Partnership For Children Program – Deadline: Sept 12 - Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-06-076 - The purpose of this federal Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration program is to stimulate innovative community-based programs that employ prevention strategies to promote access to health care for children and their families nationwide. HTPC funding supports direct service projects, not research projects. Additional information
Women Helping Others (WHO) Foundation Grants – Deadline: Sept 13 – WHO supports grass-roots charities serving the overlooked needs of women and children. Specific projects and programs addressing health, education and social service needs are the priority of the WHO Foundation. The Foundation recognizes the value of new programs created to respond to changing needs and will consider funding projects of an original or pioneering nature within an existing organization. Additional information
Aetna and the Aetna Foundation Announce the 2005/2006 Quality of Care Grants Program: End of Life Program – Deadline: Sept 15 – Aetna believes that all Americans should be empowered to make well-informed decisions about their health care, including care they receive at the end of their lives. Please visit the Foundation's Website for additional information including program schedule, funding categories, eligibility and electronic submission procedures.
The Charles Frueauff Foundation 2005 Grants - Deadline: Sept 15 - The Charles Frueauff Foundation focuses on at-risk youths in all its funding categories: education, health, and social services. Tutoring, sexual-health and job-training initiatives receive preference.
Call for Proposals- HRSA Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program - Deadline: Sept 16 - Program encourages the development of new and innovative health care delivery systems in rural communities that lack essential health care services. The emphasis of the grant program is on service delivery through creative strategies requiring the grantee to form a consortium with at least two additional partners. For example, through consortia of schools, churches, emergency medical service providers, local universities, private practitioners and the like, rural communities can create hospice care, bring health check-ups to children, and provide prenatal care to women in remote areas. Estimated $10 million in grants. Details
International Research Collaboration Behavioral, Social Sciences – Deadline: Sept 21 - Funder's Fund ID: PAR-05-073 - An important role of the Fogarty International Research Collaboration (FIC)is to foster discovery and reduce global health disparities through the support of international cooperation across the continuum of basic, clinical and applied biomedical, and health sciences. Additional information
Call for Proposals- HRSA Rural Health Network Development Program - Deadline: Sept 26 - Support development of rural health networks. Grant funds are used to support activities that strengthen the organizational capabilities of these networks whose purpose is to overcome the fragmentation and vulnerability of providers in rural areas. Estimated $1.44 million in grants. Details
Captain Planet Foundation – Deadline: Sept 30, and Dec 31 - The Captain Planet Foundation funds hands-on environmental projects to encourage youth around the world to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities. Additional information
Toshiba America Foundation Grants – Deadline: Oct 1 - The grants seek to support projects designed by classroom teachers to improve K-12 science and mathematics education. Additional information
Collaborative Multisite Research in Addiction (COMRAD) – Deadline: Oct 1 - The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) seeks to increase the collaboration of investigators at two or more sites in order to address critical issues in the epidemiology, services, and prevention of substance abuse and related disorders that require sample sizes greater than a single site can reasonably attain. Complete Announcement
Mini-Grant Program for Service-Learning – Deadline Oct 14 - Constitutional Rights Foundation's Robinson Mini-Grant Program for service-learning projects designed to address serious community issues. Maximum Award: $500. Eligibility: K-12. http://www.crf-usa.org/network/crf_robin.html
Aetna and the Aetna Foundation Announce the 2005/2006 Quality of Care Grants Program: Depression Program – Deadline: Oct 15 – Aetna believes (and substantial research has documented) that improving mental health can improve physical health and quality of life. Please visit the Foundation's Website for additional information including program schedule, funding categories, eligibility and electronic submission procedures.
Building Human Capital, Disparities and Public Health - Deadline: Oct 15 - The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has posted a Call for Proposals related to build the nation's capacity for research, leadership and action to address the broad range of factors that affect health. The program is founded on the principle that progress in the field of population health depends upon collaboration and exchange among the social, behavioral and health sciences. The program is intended to produce leaders who will change the questions asked, the methods employed to analyze problems and the range of solutions offered to reduce population health disparities and improve the health of all Americans. Details
National Library of Medicine (NLM) Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health - Deadlines: Nov 1 - The NLM Grants are awarded for the preparation of book-length manuscripts and other scholarly works of value to US health professionals, public health officials, biomedical researchers, and historians of the health sciences. For more information, click here.
* National Institutes of Health (NIH) Developing Centers for Innovation in Services and Intervention Research – Deadlines: Nov 1 - NIH has made a program announcement to establish support for groups of researchers to develop intervention and services research studies that will directly address the missions of the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and to prepare these research groups to develop advanced centers. It also supports two of the three central themes of the NIH Roadmap initiative: developing interdisciplinary research teams for the future, including public-private partnerships; and re-engineering the clinical research enterprise. Additional information
Call for Applications: 2006 National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) / AcademyHealth Fellowship – Deadline: Jan 9, 2006 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's NCHS and AcademyHealth are seeking applicants for their 2006 Fellowship. This program brings visiting scholars in health services research-related disciplines to NCHS to collaborate on studies of interest to policymakers and the health services research community using NCHS data systems. Additional information can be found at http://www.academyhealth.org/nchs and http://www.academyhealth.org/fellowships/.
* Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD) – Deadline: Feb 1, 2006 - PAR-05-132 - The IMSD program seeks to facilitate and promote, at research institutions with significant number of mentors with NIH or other extramural research support, the entry into biomedical or behavioral research fields of undergraduate and graduate students from groups underrepresented in these fields. Additional information
* National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) Mentored Research Scientist Development Award for Underrepresented or Disadvantaged Investigators (K01) – Deadline: Feb 1, 2006 - PAR-05-135 - The NINR Award is one approach to increasing diversity of nurse investigators by providing additional research career development opportunities with financial support. NINR also recognizes the lack of diversity of qualified nurse scientists in research settings. Additional information
* Health Services Research on the Prevention and Treatment of Drug and Alcohol Abuse – Deadline: Feb 1, 2006 - PA-05-139 - This Program Announcement solicits health services research on the prevention and treatment of drug and alcohol abuse. Additional information
Cancer Education (R25E) Grants Program – Deadline: Multiple - Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-05-065 - Educational and research dissemination activities are essential components of the National Cancer Institute's efforts to reduce morbidity and mortality due to cancer. The PHS 398 application instructions are available in an interactive format. For further assistance contact GrantsInfo, Telephone (301) 435-0714. Link to Full Announcement
Social and Cultural Dimensions of Health – Deadline: Multiple - Funding Opportunity Number: PA-05-029 - The ultimate goal of this National Institutes of Health program announcement is to encourage the development of health research that integrates knowledge from the biomedical and social sciences. The PHS 398 application instructions are available online in an interactive format. For further assistance contact GrantsInfo@nih.gov. Link to Full Announcement.
Allen Foundation Grants for Nutrition Education– Deadline: Open – The Foundation supports educational nutrition programs, with priority given to training programs for children and young adults to improve their health and development. Maximum Award: Past grants have ranged from $2,000 to $1 million. Eligibility: Schools and school districts should partner with local nonprofits to form nutrition education programs. Additional information
The National Institutes of Health (NIH): Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research – Deadline: Open - Principal investigators holding specific types of NIH research grants (listed in the full announcement) are eligible for available funds for administrative supplements to improve the diversity of the research workforce by supporting and recruiting students, postdoctorates, and eligible investigators from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented. For details, click here.
Common Counsel's Grantee Exchange Fund (GXF) – Deadline: Open - GXF provides discretionary small grants to build bridges between grassroots organizations throughout the United States to encourage social change organizations to seek technical assistance from one another, and to help build regional and national networks among organizations. Complete information.
Community Participation in Research – Deadlines: May 17, 2006, 2007 - A number of federal agencies, including NIH, CDC and AHRQ have collaborated in the release of program announcement PAR-05-026 on Community Participation in Research. The goal of this PAR is to support research on health promotion, disease prevention, and health disparities that is jointly conducted by communities and researchers. Click here for details. To view the edited notes and audiofile from a technical assistance conference call for prospective applicants held on January 28, 2005, click here.
CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS
New Calls for Submissions announced in this newsletter are noted with an asterisk (*)
Excellence in Economic Development Awards 2005 – Deadline: August 12 - The Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Awards Ceremony will be held at EDA's "Symposium for 21st Century Economic Development" on September 22, 2005 at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia. View the brochure.
Call for Abstracts for Unite For Sight’s 3rd Annual International Health Conference – Deadline: August 15 - The conference will take place April 1-2, 2006 in New Haven, Connecticut. The theme is Empowering Communities to Bridge Health Divides. Its purpose is to provide an international forum for the exchange of ideas about original health and medical research and international service. Details
The Clarence H. Moore Award for Voluntary Service – Deadline: August 15 - To recognize the benefits that the voluntary/non-governmental sector contributes to the public health mission and to improving the lives of the peoples of the Americas, the Pan American Health and Education Foundation established the Clarence H. Moore Award. This award calls attention to the achievements of NGOs operating in Latin America and the Caribbean in public health, and celebrates these achievements. Additional information
Call for Papers – 26th Annual Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Conference on Health and Families – Deadline: August 22 – The conference will take place March 1-4, 2006 in Austin, TX. The conference theme is “The Call for Leadership: Improving Health Through Partnerships.” The SFTM conference will provide a form where those involved in teaching, providing, or conducting research in family and contextually centered care join to present and discuss their best thinking and practice. http://www.sftm.org/calendar/cal_fm.htm.
Call for Papers: Mental Health - Deadline: August 26 - Preventing Chronic Disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's peer-reviewed electronic journal established to provide a forum for public health researchers and practitioners to share study results and practical experience, is accepting manuscripts for their March 2006 issue on mental health. For more information: http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/index.htm
Healthy Vision Community Awards Program To Support Healthy People 2010 Vision Objectives - Deadline: August 31 - The National Eye Institute announces the 2006 Healthy Vision Community Awards Program, providing funding for the implementation of health education activities that support the Healthy Vision 2010 objectives and the Healthy People 2010 goals to reduce health disparities and improve quality of life. The focus of the 2006 awards is on diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, occupational eye injury, personal protective eyewear, and vision rehabilitation. Details
Community Colleges Invited to Apply for MetLife Foundation Community College Excellence Award - Deadline: August 31 - The Award celebrates and highlights the accomplishments of colleges that are helping less-advantaged youth and adults succeed and advance in college and careers. The award recognizes community colleges whose policies and practices provide pathways to opportunity for large numbers of individuals. Visit the Jobs for the Future for details.
Call for Applications-Ethics of Prevention and Public Health Fellowship - Deadline: Sept 1 - In July 2002, the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program established specialty training in the ethics of prevention and public health. The CPFP has for years provided a multidisciplinary training environment for postdoctoral biomedical and social scientists, clinicians, and public health professionals. Training in the ethics of prevention and public health represents a new initiative within this well-established and highly regarded program. In addition to its unique features, the structure of this training is identical to that of the parent program, including eligibility, stipends, benefits, application procedures, and evaluations. Additional Information
Call for Nominations for the Fifth Annual Delta Omega Award for Innovative Public Health Curriculum – Deadline: Sept 2 – As part of its efforts to promote excellence in public health education, research and practice, Delta Omega created this award to highlight public health courses that are integrative, practice-oriented, and multi-disciplinary. Additional information
Call for Proposals-2006 Association for Community Health Improvement (ACHI) Annual Conference – Deadline: Sept 9 - Proposals to present your organization's or community's successful practices and tools - in a compelling way that helps others advance their work - are welcome in four Topic Tracks: Maximizing Access to Care; Innovating for Community-based Chronic Disease Prevention; Transforming Systems for Health Improvement; and Achieving Results and Demonstrating Value. The conference will take place March 14-16, 2006 in Phoenix, AZ. Additional information
Harvard Macy Institute Programs in Professional Development - Deadline: Sept 10 - Program dates are January 8-18 and May 21-26, 2006 at Harvard Medical School, Boston. This is a professional development program for faculty who are training students in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing healthcare education and are interested in enhancing their skills as educators and facilitators of reform. Details
Call for Proposals for Second Annual International Conference on Social Science Research – Deadline: Sept 15 - This interdisciplinary conference will draw together faculty members, research scientists, and professionals from the social sciences, and provide them with the opportunity to interact with colleagues from the same field and from other, related fields. Cross-disciplinary submissions are particularly encouraged as is participation by international scholars. Additional information
Award Available for Best Medical Student Paper in Preventive Medicine – Deadline: Sept 20 - The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) is offering an award for the best paper on preventive medicine written by a medical student. The winning paper will be published in the American Journal of preventive Medicine. The author will receive a $1000 prize and will be honored at the ACPM's annual meeting. All prevention-related topics will be considered. Additional information, contact: Erica Frank.
Call for Proposals for the 17th Annual National Service-Learning Conference: We the People – Deadline: Sept 26 - The conference will take place March 22-25, 2006 Philadelphia, P.A. Come present to the largest gathering of youths and practitioners from the service-learning field including educators in K-12 and higher education, youth leaders, trainers, policy-makers, grantees, researchers, funders and many others. Download an application at www.nylc.org/conference or call the Conference Hotline at (800) 366-6952, or email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Journal of Interprofessional Care (JIC) Call for Papers - A Competition for Students – Deadline: Sept 30 - JIC invites teams of student authors from pre and post-licensure programs in any country to submit manuscripts to be considered for publication in a special supplement. CCPH's executive director Sarena D. Seifer serves on the Journal's North American editorial board. Journal's Notes for Contributors Questions? email@example.com
* Call for papers, “Pedagogies of Praxis: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Course-Based Action Research” – Deadline: Oct 1 - This co-edited volume by Nila Ginger Hofman (Assistant Professor of Anthropology, DePaul University) and Howard Rosing (Associate Director, Steans Center for Community-based Service Learning, DePaul University) will focus on documenting ways in which action research within the social sciences functions as an effective tool in undergraduate learning as well as a means to build partnerships between institutions of higher learning and community-based organizations that serve the public. Please contact Nila Ginger Hofman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* NIH Established Investigator Award in Cancer Prevention & Control – Deadline: Oct 1 - The objective of the NCI Established Investigator Award in Cancer Prevention and Control (K05) is to provide qualified researchers with protected time to devote to research and mentoring. The award is designed for established scientists who have already demonstrated a sustained, high level of research and mentoring productivity and who need K05 support to continue these activities. Additional information
Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars Program - Deadline: Oct 15 - This program is designed to build the nation's capacity for research, leadership and action to address the broad range of factors that affect health. The program is founded on the principle that progress in the field of population health depends upon collaboration and exchange among the social, behavioral and health sciences. The program is intended to produce leaders who will change the questions asked, the methods employed to analyze problems and the range of solutions offered to reduce population health disparities and improve the health of all Americans. More details and how to apply
Making a Difference Award – Deadline: Oct 15 - This Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association Award recognizes excellence in a science program developed and implemented by middle level science teachers, grades 6-8. Entries must show innovative and effective teaching strategies combined with a science program that has influenced students to explore and investigate science and its application to global problems. Additional information
Call for Papers - 10th Biennial Symposium on Minorities, the Medically Underserved & Cancer: Committed to Eliminating Disparities - Deadline: Oct. 31 – The conference will take place April 19-23, 2006 in Washington, DC. Additional information
Call for Papers - 19th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD) in Melbourne, Australia – Deadline: Oct. 31 - The Program Committee invites submissions for symposia and posters from all those with an interest in research on human development. This includes ISSBD members, non-members, researchers, practitioners, and students. http://issbd2006.com.au/
Call for Papers: The International Journal of Public Sector Management Special Issue on Knowledge Management and Mobilization: Emergence, Experiments, Incentives, Infrastructure and Strategies - Deadline: Oct 31 - Issues of importance, addressed at an international, national, regional or provincial, or local level. Guest editor: CCPH Member Peter Levesque, Knowledge Exchange Specialist, Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Canada. Details
* Foundation for Child Development Young Scholars Program – Deadline: Nov 1 – The program aims to stimulate basic and policy-relevant research focused on the early education, health, and well-being of immigrant children from birth to age 10, particularly those who are living in low-income families. Given the limited research on young immigrant children, proposals focused on children from birth to age eight are highly encouraged. Additional information
Do Something BRICK Awards – Deadline: Nov 1 - The Awards honor 6 outstanding youth leaders who develop projects to improve their community. Maximum Award: $5,000 scholarship and a $5,000 grant. Eligibility: Students age 18 and under. Additional information
Call for Papers: Action Research Special Issue: Insider Action Research - Deadline: Nov 1 - Seeking contributions from people who have undertaken action research in their own organizational systems (organization, association, community, family). Seeking contributions from across organizational sectors including business, education, healthcare, nursing, social work, voluntary, aid and development, arts, public service, community development, and from any position on a hierarchical ladder. Details
* The CDC Experience - A One-Year Fellowship in Applied Epidemiology – Deadline: Dec 2 – Eight competitively selected medical students will come to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a 10-12 month fellowship in applied epidemiology, beginning in August (August start date begins in 2006--previously the fellowship started in September). The fellowship is for third or fourth year medical students sponsored by Pfizer Foundation and Pfizer Inc., through the CDC Foundation. Additional information
* Call for Abstracts, International Society for Equity in Health - ISEqH Fourth International Conference – Deadline: March 1, 2006 – The conference theme is Creating Healthy Societies through Inclusion and Equity. Additional information
Call for Papers: Academic Exchange Quarterly Special Issue for Fall 2006 - Deadline: August 31, 2006 – The Fall 2006 issue will focus on the implementation of Problem Based Learning at all levels of the curriculum, including medical programs. Additional information
Call for Papers: Academic Exchange Extra, a Monthly Peer-Reviewed On-Line Forum - Deadline: Ongoing Submissions are invited from undergraduates, graduates, and educators. AEE presents ideas, research methods, and pedagogical theories leading to effective instruction and learning regardless of level, subject or context. They also seek cogent essays, poetry and fiction. Contact Elizabeth Haller with questions. Details
Call for Papers for the National Civic Review - Deadline: Ongoing – The journal publishes essays and reports written by civic activists, community practitioners, theorists, and scholars in the fields of public administration, community building, political reform, government, and social problem solving. Additional information
Call for Papers for COMM-ORG – Deadline: Ongoing - COMM-ORG is the On-Line Conference on Community Organizing and Development. Are you writing a paper, thesis, or dissertation on: community organizing, community development, community planning, community-based research, and/or a related area? COMM-ORG is looking for papers to post on the COMM-ORG Papers page. To submit a paper, contact the editor, Randy Stoecker. You can also find out more by clicking here.