September 14, 2007
Volume IX ● Issue 16
Message From Our Executive Director
News From CCPH
Members in Action
Awards, Fellowships & Scholarships
Calls for Papers & Presentations
Partnerships for Health
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CCPH Launches member
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Call for Contributions Due december 1, 2007:
Building and Sustaining Community Partnerships
Manifestation: Journal of Community Engaged Research
and Learning Partnerships Seeks Contributions for Inaugural Issue;
CCPH a Supporting Organization
last decade has seen a substantial increase in the number of opportunities
to engage in collaborative research and implementation of evidence
in community settings. Indicators of this include the revitalization
of the Science Shop movement in Europe, the growth and strengthening
of the movement towards community-campus partnerships in health
and healthcare, the growth in the funding from government and
private sources for community-based research, service learning,
and participatory research activities, as well as an increase
in the implementation of structural supports on University campuses
and the development of research mandates within community-based
This surge of activity has led to some very positive outcomes,
which include better ways of coping with issues at the local level
and solving conflicts between competing interests. However,
given the local nature of much collaborative work, promising practices
that could be models for others are often not easily shared across
environments. One of the consistent gaps in the literature
on collaborative work is on the theory and practice of building
and sustaining community partnerships.
The inaugural issue of Manifestation is a call for contributions
on the theory, practice, art, governance, management, and spirit
that supports strong and resilient community partnerships.
The journal is not only seeking “success stories” but also for
examples of conflict and where plans did not quite happen as intended.
(ISSN 1913-651X) is an open-access, electronic, peer-reviewed
journal dedicated to the conversations about how to most beneficially
support and engage in community-based research, community-campus
partnerships, service-learning, action research, and other inclusive
methods and practices that build and empower our communities.
Director Sarena Seifer is a member of the editorial
The journal accepts contributions from a range of sources and
in several formats, in English and in French.
For details, visit www.manifestationjournal.org
or contact Peter Levesque, Editor-in-Chief, by e-mail at email@example.com,
phone at +1 613 841 0858, or fax at +1 613 841 1750.
Ten community colleges lead
effort to prepare baby boomers for post-retirement careers in
education, health care, social services
Francisco-based Civic Ventures has announced the ten community
colleges that will lead a national effort to help prepare baby
boomers for post-retirement careers in education, health care,
and social services.
With support from the MetLife Foundation in New York City, Civic
Ventures will award $25,000 to each community college to develop
initiatives that will match participants' experience, skills,
and interests to "encore" careers in critical service
fields. Grantees will provide training for those older than fifty
who want to teach, become nursing instructors, or work in gerontology
or the nonprofit sector after a career in the for-profit sector.
After a year of implementing their projects, the colleges will
collaborate with Civic Ventures to report publicly on how to prepare
boomers for careers that benefit society.
In addition, Civic Ventures announced its publication of a white
paper, Encore Colleges, which describes the opportunity community
colleges face in helping boomers transition to encore careers.
more information, visit
PLANS TO FUND NEW PROGRAM TO FOSTER SCIENTIST-COMMUNITY COLLABORATION
National Institutes of Health intends to publish a request for
applicatios this month for a new NIH Partners in Research Program.
The purpose of the program is to support two-year pilot and/or
feasibility studies of innovative activities designed to improve
public understanding of biomedical and behavioral research, develop
strategies for promoting collaboration between scientists and
the community to improve the health of the public, and to identify
the conditions (e.g., settings and approaches) that will enhance
the effectiveness of such activities. The long-term objectives
of this initiative are: (1) to raise the level of public awareness
and understanding of biomedical and behavioral research related
to health, the role of the NIH, the role the public can play in
the research enterprise, and the value of public funding; (2)
to increase scientists' awareness of the importance of public
engagement; and (3) to provide a menu of techniques for researchers
and communities to implement to facilitate the participation of
lay communities in the health research endeavor.
The Partners in Research Program will call for partnerships between
a science/research institution and a community organization. Eligibility
will be limited to domestic institutions.
For more information, visit
To stay on top of the latest community-based participatory research
(CBPR) funding announcements (including this one), subscribe to
the free CBPR listserv today at http://mailman1.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/cbpr
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MESSAGE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
This month we introduce a new CCPH member benefit: Member Interest Groups (MIGs)!
Initiated during small group discussions that took place at the CCPH 10th Anniversary Conference
this past April, MIGs are designed to mobilize CCPH members for collaborative problem-solving and
collective action around priority topics of shared interest. Each MIG has a listserv to facilitate
communication, moderated by one or more CCPH members who volunteer to serve in this role.
MIGs are focused on a wide range of topics that reflect the diverse interests of CCPH members:
Aboriginal & Indigenous Peoples' Health MIG: CCPH members who seek to improve the health
(broadly defined) of Aboriginal and Indigenous Peoples.
Community-Academic Partnerships in HIV/AIDS MIG: CCPH members who seek to improve the
health (broadly defined) of people living with HIV/AIDS and address the social determinants of HIV/AIDS.
Community-Engaged Scholarship MIG: CCPH members who seek to recognize and reward community-
engaged scholarship, such as through promotion and tenure guidelines, faculty and staff development,
institutional support structures and opportunities for peer review and dissemination.
Emerging Leaders MIG: CCPH member students, post-doctoral fellows and others who seek to support
and develop future leaders of community-academic partnerships and social change.
Ethical Issues in Partnerships MIG: CCPH members who seek to address ethical issues that arise in
community-academic partnerships, such as establishing community advisory boards, obtaining community
consent and navigating institutional review boards/ethics review boards.
Homelessness & Health MIG: CCPH members who seek to improve the health (broadly defined) of people
experiencing homelessness and to address the root causes of homelessness.
International Partnerships MIG: CCPH members who seek to strengthen and support partnerships that
are working across multiple countries or nations, such as international community-based research
collaborations and international service-learning exchange programs.
Partnerships for Policy Change MIG: CCPH members who seek to elevate the policy relevance and impact
of the work being done through community-academic partnerships.
Refugee & Immigrant Health MIG: CCPH members who seek to improve the health (broadly defined) of
immigrants and refugees.
Rural Health Partnerships MIG: CCPH members who seek to improve the health (broadly defined) of people
in rural communities.
Since MIGs are open only to CCPH members, we have set up a password protected page on the CCPH website.
CCPH members received the password in an email dated September 4, 2007. New and renewing members will
receive the password by mail in letters confirming their membership. If you are a CCPH member and need the
password, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are not yet a member of CCPH, join today by completing a printed membership application (available at
http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/pdf_files/Brochure%20Final.pdf) or online form at
http://www.regonline.com/Checkin.asp?EventId=8776. Learn more about the benefits of CCPH
membership at http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/members.html
We hope that MIGs help to enrich the CCPH member experience by connecting members in meaningful ways.
Don't see a MIG that addresses your interests? Volunteer to moderate a new MIG! Just contact CCPH
membership coordinator Cate Clegg at email@example.com with your idea.
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NEWS FROM CCPH
CCPH Celebrates Another Successful Service-Learning Institute!
This July marked the 10th anniversary of the
CCPH Summer Service-Learning Institute. 26 participants, 8 mentors,
and 1 CCPH staff member traveled to the Sleeping Lady Mountain
Retreat Center in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State for
4 days of personal and professional development. The CCPH Summer
Service-Learning Institute has a strong history of supporting
and nurturing health professional faculty and community partners
who are engaging in community-campus partnerships in order to
improve the health of communities and transform health professions
During the Institute, participants attended a variety
of plenary sessions on topics such as:
of community-campus partnerships
development and revision
In addition to plenary sessions, small group mentoring
sessions allowed participants the opportunity to integrate plenary
session concepts into an action plan for their return. The final
session featured presentations of participant action plans, with
the opportunity for feedback and discussion from peers and Institute
Cascade Mountains of Washington State are an ideal retreat
setting for reflective learning
In between the intense sessions, participants enjoyed gourmet meals in the
Kingfisher Dining Lounge, dips in the heated saltwater swimming pool, and laughter
around the fire pit at the Grotto (Sleeping Lady’s small bar for guests). An Institute
highlight was the final day presentation of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Fringed
Myoti,” a short skit written by participant Annette Campbell where Harry and his friends
battle those who believe service-learning is “dumb” using the tools and resources they
have developed at the conference.
Mentors and participants at the Institute, listed below, demonstrate
the diversity of academic institutions, professions and community
organizations involved in service-learning.
To bring a customized institute to your campus or community, visit
http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/mentor.html or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CCPH Summer Service-Learning Institute will be held July 25-28,
2008 at Sleeping Lady Mountain Retreat Center in the Cascade Mountains
of Washington State. More information (including application materials)
will be posted in early October at http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/servicelearning.html
Debbie Aloshen, Manager, Nursing Services, Health Services @ MLK High School, Cleveland Municipal School District,
Suzanne B. Cashman, Associate Professor and Director of Community Health in the Department of Family Medicine and
Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
Barbara Gottlieb, Primary Care Internist at Brookside Community Health Center and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical
School, Boston MA
Georgia L Narsavage, Dean and Professor, West Virginia University, School of Nursing, Morgantown, WV
Ruth E Nemire, Associate Dean and Professor, Touro College of Pharmacy, New York, NY
Julie Nigon, Manager, Rochester Adult and Family Literacy Program, Rochester, MN
Rachel L. Vaughn, Assistant Director for Community-Based Learning, Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center, University of
Washington, and Senior Consultant, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, Seattle, WA
Karen Yoder, Director, Division of Community Dentistry, Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, IN
Anita Belgard, Central Louisiana AIDS Support Services, Alexandria, LA
Annette Campbell, Score 1 for Health, Kansas City University of Medicine and BioSciences, Kansas City, MO
Timothy Carlson, Indiana University School of Dentistry, Comprehensive Care Clinic, Indianapolis, IN
Magda de la Torre, Building Oral Health Care Access (BOHCA) Educational Service-Learning Program, School of Allied Health
Sciences, Department of Dental Hygiene, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Pam Entorf, Chippewa Valley Technical College, Dental Hygiene/Dental Assisting, Eau Claire, WI
Deborah Fitch, Louisiana State University, School of Dentistry, Community Based Dental Partnership Program, Alexandria, LA
Janine Hadfield, Community and Health Studies, Kwantlen University College, Surrey, BC. Canada
Robin Harvan, Colorado AHEC System, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO
Carol Jeffers, Westminster College, School of Nursing, Salt Lake City, UT.
Suzanne Kotkin-Jaszi, California State University Fresno, Department of Health Science, Fresno, CA.
Martin MacDowell, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Rockford, Rockford, IL.
E. Angeles Martinez-Mier, Indiana University School of Dentistry, Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry,
Amy McFarland, University of Nevada, School of Medicine, Reno, NV.
Melissa Monner, Oregon Health & Science University, School of Dentistry, Portland, OR
Jessica Muilenberg, University of Georgia, Department of Health Promotion and Behavior, Atlanta, GA
Maureen Ohland, Century College/University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Roseville, MN
Valerie Orlando, Community College of Denver, Dental Hygiene Program, Denver, CO
Kamini Persaud, University of Toronto Scarborough, Teaching & Learning Services, Toronto, ON, Canada
Yasenka Peterson, Indiana State University, Community Health Promotion, Terre Haute, IN
Susan Powell, Community and Health Studies, Kwantlen University College, Surrey, BC, Canada
Cheryl Resnik, University of Southern California, Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, Los Angeles, CA
Lorna A. Rodriquez, University of Puerto Rico , School of Dentistry, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Sheila Stover, Marquette University School of Dentistry, Rural Outreach Programs, Milwaukee, WI
Linda Wells, Marquette University School of Dentistry, Department of Clinical Services, Milwaukee, WI
Michael F. Whitfield, University of British Columbia, Department of Pediatrics, Vancouver, BC Canada
Valerie Yontz, University of Hawaii, Office of Public Health Studies, Honolulu, HI
Participants, Mentors and CCPH
staff at the 2007 CCPH Summer Service-Learning Institute
Sleeping Lady Retreat Center is an ideal site for reflective learning.
Dates of CCPH 11th
Summer Service-Learning Institute Announced
July 25-28, 2008
in Cascade Mountains of Washington State
The CCPH Summer
Service-Learning Institute will take place July 25-28, 2008 in the Cascade Mountains
of Washington State. Plan NOW to attend! The Institute is designed for both new and
experienced service-learning practitioners (faculty, staff and
community partners). National experts in service-learning – health
professional faculty who have incorporated service into their
courses and community leaders who have developed service-learning
partnerships with health professions schools – serve as Institute
presenters and mentors. Application materials will be posted shortly
on the CCPH homepage at www.ccph.info. To be notified when the application is
posted, email email@example.com. Learn more at http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/servicelearning.html
Call for Papers: Special Journal Issue on Ethical Considerations
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,
arrange a customized workshop or consultation through the CCPH
Consultancy Network, contact CCPH executive director Sarena Seifer
at firstname.lastname@example.org or
To view presentations and handouts from past CCPH Consultancy Network
events, visit http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/
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Are You Enjoying ALL of the
Benefits CCPH Membership Offers?
Publication Discounts for CCPH Members
Not Yet A Member? Join Today!
If you are interested in
becoming a member of CCPH or need to renew your current
CCPH has teamed up with a variety
of publishing partners to bring CCPH members discounts on journals and
books in the field of community-campus partnerships!
- Up to $15 off CCPH publications – order today at http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/guide.html#Publications
- 15% off all Jossey-Bass and Anker
- 15% off all Fieldstone Alliance titles
- 20% off the new Journal Progress in
Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action
- 20% off the Journal of Healthcare for the
Poor and Underserved
- 20% off all books from Johns Hopkins
- 25% off Pursuing Opportunities Through
Partnerships: Higher Education and Communities from West Virginia
- 50% off Promoting Civic Engagement in
Healthcare Management Education: Concepts & Cases from AUPHA
For more information
on these publication discounts, visit http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/books.html
William J. Benet is the latest CCPH Featured
Member and is the Director of the Greater Rochester Area
Community/University Partnership Project (CUPP). The mission of CUPP is to
strengthen the capacity and ability of Rochester area organizations that
primarily seek to initiate multifaceted changes
needed to address the root causes of inequity in the health, social, and
economic sectors. CUPP's efforts
focus on addressing these inequities particularly related to the
underlying issue of poverty, through collaborative, comprehensive, and
holistic efforts that seek to empower individuals and organizations.
his interview, William describes how through his own passions and
endeavors, along with the efforts of CUPP, he is creating and supporting
to address the severe inequities affecting
humankind. William views
community-campus partnerships as vital in addressing both inequity and
human capacity to make change, "We need to bring together the community and the campus
in order to unleash our human potential to reclaim control over our
William's interview to
learn more about his work and view of community-campus partnerships and
their importance to the future of our societies.
the full interview at http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/featuredmember.html
Read previous featured member
interviews, visit http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/pastfeaturedmembers.html
Would you like to be a CCPH Featured Member? See below for details….
Having Trouble Accessing
CCPH Members-Only Website?
If you did not receive or misplaced your password for
accessing member-only pages on the CCPH
contact CCPH at (206)
543-8178 or email@example.com
Would you like to be
a CCPH Featured Member?
Let the world know
about your partnership work! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Read about Current CCPH Featured
William J. Benet at http://www.ccph.info
To view past CCPH Featured
Members, visit http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/pastfeaturedmembers.html
MEMBERS IN ACTION
to CCPH member Michele Kelley, Associate Professor in the
Division of Community Health Sciences, Maternal and Child Health Program,
UIC School of Public Health! Michele spoke on youth participation in
public health research and practice this month as part of the Faculty
Scholars Seminar Series sponsored by the Great Cities Institute at the
University of Illinois at Chicago and the School of Public Health
Maternal and Child Health Program. The title of the session was,
"YOUTH PARTICIPATION AS A PROTECTIVE FACTOR Implications for
Improving Adolescent Well-being and Community Capacity for Health."
For more information on Michele's work, visit http://www.uic.edu/sph/mch/michele_kelley.htm
For more information on the Great Cities Institute
at the University of Chicago visit http://www.uic.edu/cuppa/gci/index.htm
For details on these new listings and all
previously listed upcoming events, visit
at Upcoming Events!
14, 2007 ● Fostering
Collaborative Community-Based Clinical and Translational Research ● Los Angeles, CA
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) National
Center for Research Resources (NCRR) is convening this one-day workshop at
the California Endowment Center for Healthy Communities. Registration
is free at http://production.esi-dc.com/ncrrworkshops/NCRRFostering/index.aspx.
The goal of the workshop is to identify strategies and best practices for
forming academic-community partnerships for collaborative clinical and
translational research, particularly in medically under-served communities
where health disparities persist. A number of CCPH staff, board members and members
speakers, including CCPH program director Kristine Wong, CCPH
board chair emeritus Elmer Freeman and CCPH members Loretta Jones and LeRoi
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 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. Visit CCPH in
the exhibit hall at booth #1207!
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.
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
To view the conference
program, go to
Note: It's possible to register
just for a learning institute if you can’t make the whole conference!
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/ocbr. CCPH is a conference
Session proposals are due November 15, 2007. For more information, contact Mary
or visit http://www.uvic.ca/research/ocbr/cuexpo/index.html
July 25-28, 2008● CCPH’s 11th
Summer Service-Learning Institute ● Cascade Mountains, WA
The Service-Learning Institute is designed for both
new and experienced service-learning practitioners (faculty, staff and
community partners). National experts in service-learning -- health
professional faculty who have incorporated service into their courses and
community leaders who have developed service-learning partnerships with
health professions schools – serve as Institute presenters and mentors.
Application materials and instructions will be
released in October 2007.
To learn more, please visit http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/servicelearning.html
New Event Listings
For details on these new
listings and all previously listed upcoming events, visit CCPH’s CONFERENCE PAGE
September 24, 2007
Exploring Genetics' Role in Health Disparities & Race-Based Biomedicine, Ethics
in Research, Testing & Counseling, Policy, Legislation &
Regulation and Criminal Justice · Harlem, New
York City· Contact email@example.com
for more information
September 28, 2007 · 2007 Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust, Focus on African-American
Health Providers · Washington D.C. · Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
December 12-14, 2007 · 2007 Youth Service Institute, "Surfing the Wave of Change" · San Diego, CA ·
January 29-31, 2008 · 6th Imagination and Education Conference · Canberra, Australia ·
March 13-15, 2008 · Sixth Annual Gulf South Summit Service-Learning · Nashville, TN ·
March 19-21, 2008 · 7th Annual Forum for Improving Children's Health Care · Miami, FL ·
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Examines Trends in Children's Access to Health Insurance and Health Care
Since State Children's Health Insurance Program - Protecting America's Future: A
State-by-State Look at State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
& Uninsured Kids presents a comprehensive state-by-state analysis of
children's and adolescents' access to health insurance and health care, including
how that has changed since SCHIP was introduced. The analysis was prepared
for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation by the State Health Access Data
Assistance Center located at the University of Minnesota School of Public
Health. The report is available at http://covertheuninsured.org/pdf/americasfuture.pdf.
State University Announces Online Certificate in Service Learning - This Fall Portland State
University launches the certificate with a course "Service-Learning
Design and Practice" taught by Kate McPherson, a national expert on
service-learning. This course offers teachers, administrators, and
nonprofit staff a strong theoretical and practical foundation for
implementing service-learning in the classroom or community. For more
information on the course,
http://sesweb.ses.pdx.edu/ceed_cat/detail_large.cfm?id=45V6. More information on the certificate
program can be found at www.ceed.pdx.edu/service-learning
National Board of Public Health Examiners Launches First Public Health
Certification Exam - On August 15, 2007, the National Board of Public Health Examiners
launched registration for the first public health certification exam.
Graduates from schools and programs accredited by the Council for Education
in Public Health are encouraged to register and sit for the exam. The exam
dates are August 11-30, 2008.
Registration for the exam is open from August 15, 2007, to April 30,
2008. Fees are $300 if
professionals register by October 15, 2007; $350 by December 31, 2007; or
$400 by April 30, 2008. More information is available at http://www.publichealthexam.org.
Brief on Reducing Disparities in Health Care - While health care disparities
are well-documented, strategies to address these gaps in care are still
evolving. This new issue brief from the Center for Health Care Strategies
(CHCS) outlines practical strategies that states and managed care
organizations are implementing to reduce health care disparities and
improve quality. The brief highlights the need for standardized collection
of race, ethnicity and language data, culturally competent approaches, as
well as the involvement and commitment of multiple stakeholders to advance
the quality and value of health care services. The brief is available on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
website at http://www.rwjf.org/files/research/frompolicytoactionbrief082407.pdf
Officially Approve Colorado's First School of Public Health- The Colorado School of Public
Health Initiative recently announced that Colorado will open the states'
first school of public health next year. The Colorado School of Public
Health will be a collaborative school comprising three of Colorado's public
universities: the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences
Center, Colorado State University, and the University of Northern Colorado.
The three universities are long-standing supporters of public health in
Colorado, and each currently offers degrees and research in public health.
The collaboration is expected to maximize their efforts by combining the
programs and research into one school. The new
school is scheduled to open in academic year 2008-2009. For more information, please visit the
website at www.coloradosph.org.
Faculty Positions – Medical
College of Wisconsin Department of Population Health, Milwaukee, WI - The Department of Population
Health at the Medical College of Wisconsin seeks candidates for three newly
created full-time tenure-track faculty positions in the areas of
epidemiology, social and behavioral health sciences, and health
policy. The successful candidates will join the faculty in a new and
innovative PhD Program in Public and Community Health that will enroll its
first cohort of students in the Fall of 2008. This program will
transform the research paradigm in public and community health by educating
a new generation of researchers who will integrate the rigors of the
traditional public health sciences with the essential components of
community health improvement through participation and partnership.
Candidates will be expected to maintain the Department levels of academic
productivity in research activity, service and teaching. Please
contact Cheryl A. Maurana at email@example.com
for more information.
Associate Position – Arnold School of Public
Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC - This is a five-year,
grant-funded position located in the Prevention Research Center, Arnold
School of Public Health, University of South Carolina. The grant's
title is "Behavioral/support intervention for diet and exercise among
underserved women." Participants will be women living in urban
neighborhoods with high rates of poverty.
The Research Associate will have major responsibility for carrying
out research objectives for community-based intervention research focused
on diet and exercise among economically disadvantaged women. For more
information please visit http://hr.sc.edu/employ.html.
Listed below are announcements only. To view all previously listed grant
alerts, please visit
for Healthcare Programs in Targeted States, Johnson & Johnson
Community Healthcare Program– Deadline: October 1, 2007
primary goal of the Johnson & Johnson Community Health Care Program
is to support community-based health initiatives offering quality health
care services to medically underserved populations. Funding during the
2008-2010 Community Health Care grant cycle will be provided to qualified,
community-based health care organizations in Arizona, Mississippi, New
Mexico, and South Carolina targeting rural populations and
ethnic-minority populations at high risk for or experiencing high rates
of diabetes and obesity. Funded organizations will receive a competitive
$150,000 non-renewable, two-year grant ($75,000 per year). A total of ten
awards will be made in this grant cycle. Details at http://www.jhsph.edu/johnsonandjohnson/
Projects throughout the US Promoted, Laura Jane Musser Fund:
Intercultural Harmony Program – Deadline: October 10, 2007
Intercultural Harmony Program of the Laura Jane Musser Fund supports
projects across the United States that promote mutual understanding and
cooperation between groups and citizens. Funded projects should involve
groups from different cultural backgrounds within defined geographical
areas, and must be inter-cultural, rather than focused on just one
culture. Projects can be carried out in a number of areas, including the
arts, community service, and youth activities. Details at: http://www.musserfund.org/harmony.php
Corporation for National and Community Service Funds for Summer Service
Activities for Disadvantaged Middle School Youth– Deadline:
October 10, 2007 – The federal Corporation for National and Community
Service (the same agency that funds the Collaborative) announces the
availability of up to $900,000 for grants to support summer of service
activities. Summer of service activities are defined as high quality,
supervised, volunteer activities in multiple locations during the summer
(out-of-school) months. The participants will be middle school youth
(typically 10 to 14 years old) from disadvantaged circumstances in urban
and rural areas. The purpose of this competition is to stimulate new or
expanded service-learning opportunities in the summer programming of
youth-serving organizations that already serve large numbers of youth
from disadvantaged circumstances at multiple sites. Service learning
opportunities are designed so that the youth meet unmet needs in their
communities. Grants may range in
size from approximately $100,000 to $200,000. The Corporation will make
approximately 6 awards covering a period not to exceed one year inclusive
of May-August 2008. View the
Notice of Funds Availability (PDF) at
<http://www.cns.gov/pdf/07_0829_sos_nofa.pdf> Contact the Special Initiatives
J. Stemmler MD Medical Education Research Fund– Deadline:
October 23, 2007– The purpose of the Stemmler Fund is to provide support for
research and development in innovative evaluation methodologies or
techniques, with the potential to advance assessment in medical education
or practice, at eligible medical schools. Expected outcomes include
advances in the theory, knowledge, or practice of assessment at any point
along the continuum of medical education, from undergraduate and graduate
education and training, through practice. Pilots, and more
comprehensive projects, are both of interest. Collaborative
investigations within or among institutions are eligible, particularly as
they strengthen the likelihood of the project's contribution and success.
The online application center is now available. Applicants may go to http://www.nbme.org/research/stemmler/index.html
to read the 2007-2008 Call for Proposals (CFP) in its entirety and begin
the online application.
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Active Living Research (ALR):
Translating Research to Policy Award – Deadline:
September 17, 2007 – A major goal of ALR is to
facilitate the use of research to guide and accelerate effective action
and policy change. Because translating research to policy and practice is
recognized as a key challenge in public health, it's important to
identify effective models for using evidence in the policy-making
5th Annual P3 Awards – Deadline:
December 20, 2007 – The 5th Annual P3 Award is a
national student design competition for sustainability focusing on
people, prosperity and the planet. The U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency, as part of the P3 Award Program, is seeking applications
proposing to research, develop, and design solutions to real world
challenges involving sustainability. http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2008/2008_p3.html
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Call for Proposals:
Imagination and Education Conference – Deadline: September 30, 2007 – The Conference
will be held January 29-31, 2008, in Canberra, Australia. The conference
theme "Imaginative practice, imaginative inquiry" aims to
connect a cross-section of educators and administrators from elementary
& high schools, universities, professional organisations and
work-place settings in a dialogue and exploration of imaginative and
creative ways of teaching, learning and conducting educational inquiry. http://imaginativeeducation.org/conferences/index.php/2008/australia/login
Call for Proposals:
Annual Gulf South Summit Service-Learning – Deadline: October 22, 2007 – The Summit
will be held March 13-15, 2008, in Nashville, TN. This summit will bring
together national speakers and over 350 practitioners from higher education,
K-12, and community agencies for dialogue on service-learning, community
engagement, civic responsibility and democratic renewal. http://campus.belmont.edu/gss2008/index.htm
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implementation. The Commission was funded by the WK Kellogg Foundation.
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