PARTNERSHIP MATTERS

Member Newsletter of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

 

Promoting health through partnerships between

communities and higher educational institutions

 

 

October 7, 2005

Volume VII ● Issue 20

 

 

Message From Our Executive Director

 

News From CCPH

 

Membership Matters

 

Members in Action

 

Upcoming Events

 

2006 Conference Update

 

Announcements

 

Employment Opportunities

 

Grants Alert!

 

Calls for Submissions

 

Publications

 

New/Renewing Members

 

Archives

 

 

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CCPH 9th CONFERENCE CALL FOR PROPOSALS

DUE TODAY! OCT 7, 2005

 

It’s not too late to submit a proposal for CCPH’s 9th Conference taking place May 31-June 3, 2006 in Minneapolis, MN. Simply complete the 1-page proposal online (click here or visit http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/conf-cfp.html) and email it to info@ccph.info. Today, Friday October 7, is the deadline, so don’t delay! The CCPH Conference is an excellent way to share your knowledge, experience and lessons learned with hundreds of colleagues who - like you - are passionate about the power of partnerships to transform communities and academe.

 

If you have any questions about submitting a proposal, please contact Annika Robbins at AnnikaLR@u.washington.edu or 206-616-3472.

 

 

NATIONAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT ON ELIMINATING RACIAL

AND ETHNIC DISPARITIES IN HEALTH

OCTOBER 15 DEADLINE FOR AWARD NOMINATIONS

 

The Office of Minority Health (OMH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announces its first OMH Awards Program as part of the National Leadership Summit on Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health, to be presented on January 10, 2006 in Washington DC. The Summit will bring together leaders from all levels of government, academia, public health, mental health, minority-serving institutions, and minority communities to advance key issues and opportunities for improving minority health and closing the health gap. The landmark 1985 Report of the Secretary's Task Force on Black and Minority Health created OMH and served as an impetus for addressing health inequities for racial and ethnic minorities in the U.S.

 

This Summit marks the 20th year since the establishment of OMH and is intended to promote best practices and collaborative actions that are vital to improving minority health in the future.

 

OMH will confer six categories of awards to recognize and honor contributions that have made a difference to the health of racial/ethnic minorities and to the elimination of disparities in health. The awards are in recognition of the dedicated efforts of individuals, organizations and communities that have resulted in awareness of the health status of racial/ethnic minority populations, empowered minority communities to promote health and advocate healthy behaviors, and strengthened partnerships to improve the health status and quality of life for racial/ethnic minority populations.

 

Nominations may be submitted by an individual, an organization, or a coalition and are due by October 15, 2005.

 

Two awards in particular may be of interest to CCPH members:

 

·         Minority Health Knowledge Award. The recipient of this award is an academician or researcher (including community-based) with substantial research, writing, and/or publishing work that has advanced knowledge about minority health and the elimination of health disparities. Candidates for this award include professors from minority-serving or majority institutions of higher education, research institutions, and other organizations whose efforts have contributed, and inspired others to contribute, to the body of knowledge needed to close the health gap.

 

·         Minority Health Community Leadership Awards. Five awards will be bestowed to an individual, organization, or coalition of organizations that represent each of the following communities: African American, American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino and American Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.  The recipient from each community will have demonstrated leadership in improving the health of their respective population.

 

For more information, visit http://www.omhsummit2006.org/

 

If you have any questions about the OMH awards program, please contact Ms.

Georgia Buggs or Ms. Gerrie MacCannon at (240) 453-2882.

 

STERLING SPEIRN NAMED NEW PRESIDENT AND CEO OF

W.K. KELLOGG FOUNDATION

 

Sterling Speirn of San Mateo, California, has been named as the new president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Speirn, who is currently the president and CEO of Peninsula Community Foundation, a leader in Peninsula and Silicon Valley community philanthropy and one of the Bay Areas largest foundations, will replace William C. Richardson, who will retire from the Foundation December 31, 2005. 

 

Excerpts from the press release announcing his appointment appear below.  For more information, visit the Foundation web site at http://www.wkkf.org. The site offers in-depth information about the Foundations programming interests, information on the Foundations grant application process, a database of current grant recipients, and access to numerous publications which report on Foundation-funded projects.

 

Speirn will be one of a handful of presidents who have led the Foundation since it was established by breakfast cereal pioneer W.K. Kellogg in 1930. Being asked to serve as the Foundations president and CEO is both an honor and a privilege, said Speirn. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has a well deserved reputation as an exemplary leader in the field of philanthropy. Its record of innovation, its commitment to the values and vision of its founder, its stewardship of resources, and its partnership and support of strong leaders and institutions have created a truly unique record over the past 75 years. I look forward to the opportunity to contribute to the Kellogg Foundations work and the success of the Foundation embodied by its grantees. For me, there is no more important or meaningful work.

 

Speirns own professional background closely matches the interests of the Kellogg Foundation. Over his career, he has worked on a variety of concerns, from addressing health care issues to promoting sustainable agriculture, from serving the needs of youth to building the philanthropic sector.

 

Speirn joined Peninsula Community Foundation in 1990. During his tenure there, he launched the Center for Venture Philanthropy, which has started three Social Venture Funds addressing the issues of poverty, literacy, and the environment. Speirn also co-founded the Peninsula Partnership for Children, Youth and Families. Under Speirns leadership as CEO, the Foundation grew from $60 million to more than $611 million in total assets today. Prior to joining Peninsula Community Foundation, Speirn managed the national computer grants program for nonprofit organizations at Apple Computer for nearly four years. In 2000 and 2001, he taught a graduate seminar on philanthropy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

His experience also includes working for the U.S. Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C.; practicing law in North Carolina; teaching English and literature to seventh and eighth graders in Cleveland, Ohio; and managing a large community health center in Arcata, California.

 

A leader in the philanthropic field, Speirn is the past chairman and cofounder of the statewide League of California Community Foundations; serves on the Board of Advisors of Pacific Community Ventures, the Entrepreneurs Foundation, and the Advisory Council of the Global Philanthropy Forum; and is the immediate past chairman of the Board of Directors of Northern California Grantmakers. He also serves on several family foundation boards. Speirn holds a degree in political science from Stanford University and a law degree from the University of Michigan.

 

 

 

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MESSAGE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

Sarena Seifer

 

Last month, I participated in the Northwest Health Foundation’s 2nd annual conference on Community-Based Collaborative Research, “In Partnership with the Community: Collaborative Research to Improve Health.”  The Portland, Oregon-based private foundation, founded in 1997, is committed to advancing, supporting and promoting the health of the people of Oregon and Southwest Washington.  Over the past eight years, they have invested more than $80 million toward these goals.  They believe that developing collaborative relationships is essential to achieving real change in health status, with community-based collaborative research a key approach for doing this.  

While acknowledging the many terms used to describe an approach to research that emphasizes the inclusion of the affected community in all aspects of the research process – action research, community-based participatory research and cooperative inquiry, for example – the conference organizers chose the term “community-based collaborative research” as descriptive of the power sharing, decision making, ownership of data and publication rights inherent in this approach to research.   In the words of workshop presenter Arthur Himmelman, “partners collaborate when they demonstrate their willingness to enhance each other’s capacity for mutual benefit and a common purpose by sharing risks, responsibilities, resources and rewards.”

 

One of the conference sessions featured presentations by two funding agencies with experience in funding community-based collaborative research projects.  This article reports on the experience of the WK Kellogg Foundation; a future column will focus on the California Breast Cancer Research Program.

 

Terri Wright, program director at the WK Kellogg Foundation, began her presentation with the emphatic statement that “the Kellogg Foundation does not fund research.”  She went on to explain that the Foundation is interested in solving community-identified concerns and that “the only approach to understanding health issues is to engage community voices.”  The Foundation’s mission is "to help people help themselves through the practical application of knowledge and resources to improve their quality of life and that of future generations."  For over ten years, the Foundation has been funding community-based participatory research (CBPR) approaches to understanding and solving health issues.  “CBPR allows us to operationalize our mission,” she noted.   “We have a major commitment to engaged institutions and engagement implies equality, mutual responsibility, partnerships for the long haul and not just until the publication gets out.”

 

In response to the question, “What makes CBPR proposals competitive, what makes them stand out?” Ms. Wright highlighted a number of observations from her eight years at the Foundation: Authentic relationships in which community members are integral, equal partners – not superior or subordinate to institutional partners.   Recognition that the health of communities requires community leadership and engagement, where communities are co-producers of knowledge.   She mentioned the importance as a funder of not solely relying on what is written on paper, but actually going out and meeting with the partners to talk with them directly and frankly.  “We have a sharp antenna for picking up when the community is being marginalized,” she noted.  “We ask critical questions: Who defined the problem?  Who conceptualized the problem?  In what language is the problem defined?  How did the community become engaged?  Whose agenda is it?  Who proposed the strategy?” 

 

Ms. Wright illustrated her points with a story about a proposal she reviewed and subsequently funded after a year-long iterative process with the applicant.  The initial proposal sought funding for a research project that would test an intervention designed to improve indoor air quality and decrease consequences of asthma in low-income housing.  Although framed as fairly traditional community-placed research dominated by researchers, there were several “hooks” that caught the Foundation’s attention and imagination:  The proposal involved an unusual collaboration between three universities, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, a local foundation, a regional foundation, an energy company, the public housing tenants association and others.  Further, the tenants association identified asthma as a problem and approached one of the universities for assistance with taking a systemic approach to solving the problem that included policy change aspirations.  After a series of meetings and numerous phone calls between the Foundation and the partners involved, what ultimately was funded and implemented looked very different from what had initially been proposed.  For example, rather than have university-based graduate research assistants going door-to-door to collect data from low-income housing residents, residents themselves were trained and hired for this role.  Rather than have a study design in which half of the residents were randomized to “no intervention,” the actual study design involved everyone receiving different intensities of an intervention.  Rather than peer-reviewed publication as the sole end-point, public housing policy was changed, heating systems were retrofitted and other capital improvements were made, illegal toxic pesticides were identified for programmatic focus and indoor air quality was improved.  In the initial proposal, “The universities were ‘right on’ with the problem but not the approach,” she noted.  “The quality of the response is more robust when it’s a CBPR approach.”  The partnership was transformative for all involved.  The principal investigator, for example, remarked that “I will not go back to doing research the other way.”  

 

In highlighting the transformational nature of CBPR for researchers, Ms. Wright emphasized the need for academia to value and recognize CBPR as a legitimate approach to research – through the development of faculty members who are competent in CBPR, the publication of articles jointly authored by community members and academics in peer-reviewed journals and changes in the promotion and tenure process, for example.  The Kellogg Foundation has been instrumental in helping to make these goals a reality.   The Kellogg-funded Community Health Scholars Program, a post-doctoral training program, is preparing a new generation of faculty who are skilled in CBPR.  A Kellogg grant to Johns Hopkins University is supporting the development of a new peer-reviewed Journal of CBPR.  The Kellogg-funded Commission on Community-Engaged Scholarship in the Health Professions issued a landmark report earlier this year that recommends substantial changes in the way health professional schools assess and support community-engaged faculty members and cites promising practices for doing so.  And the Community-Engaged Scholarship Toolkit, supported in part by the Kellogg Foundation, is a new online resource for community-engaged faculty to develop strong portfolios for promotion and tenure.

 

To learn more about the programs and resources mentioned in this article, please visit the websites below.  To stay on top of the latest CBPR news and funding announcements, join the free CBPR electronic discussion group at https://mailman1.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/cbpr

 

§         Northwest Health Foundation - http://www.nwhf.org

§         WK Kellogg Foundation - http://www.wkkf.org

§         Community Health Scholars Program - http://www.sph.umich.edu/chsp/

§         Commission on Community-Engaged Scholarship in the Health Professions - http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/kellogg3.html

§         Community-Engaged Scholarship Toolkit – http://www.communityengagedscholarship.info

§         Register for the free October 13, 2005 webconference on the Community-Engaged Scholarship Toolkit.

§         For information about the May 31, 2006 CCPH pre-conference institute on “Practical Guidance for Authors Writing About CBPR” led by editors of the new Journal of CBPR, visit http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/conf-program.html#PreConfInstitutes

 

 

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NEWS FROM CCPH

 

 

Job Announcement:

CCPH seeking Program Director

 

To view the complete job announcement, visit www.ccph.info or click here.

 

Employment Opportunities

 

 

CCPH 9th Conference

 

 

 

 

CCPH Authors Two New Fact Sheets for the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse

 

Two new fact sheets have been added to Learn and Serve America's National

 

Call for Proposals!

Deadline: October 7

 

Click here for more information

 

 

 

Service-Learning Clearinghouse (NSLC) website: Interdisciplinary Models of Service-Learning in Higher Education and Reflection in Higher Education Service-Learning.  Both fact sheets were authored by CCPH senior consultant Kara Connors and CCPH executive director Sarena D. Seifer in their role as the NSLC senior program advisor for higher education.  Read the fact sheets

Visit the NSLC at http://www.servicelearning.org

 

Join the service-learning in higher education listserv today at http://www.servicelearning.org/resources/listservs_news/index.php#ls

 

 

Call for Applications

Racial & Ethnic Health Disparities:

Schools and Graduate Programs of Public Health Respond as Engaged Institutions

Deadline: October 10, 2005

Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: Schools and Graduate Programs of Public Health Respond as Engaged Institutions, a new initiative made possible by a generous grant from the WK Kellogg Foundation, aims to pro-actively support schools and graduate programs of public health that are ready to take on the challenge of becoming engaged institutions focused on eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities. Over the next two years, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health will work collaboratively and intensively with 12 CEPH-accredited schools and graduate programs of public health to assess their capacity as engaged institutions; identify their strengths, limitations, opportunities and challenges; develop strategic priorities for action; and coach/mentor them in developing and implementing strategic action plans to become fully engaged institutions with a focus on eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities.

Additional information · View PDF of the Call for Applications

 

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MEMBERSHIP MATTERS

 


Volunteer Opportunity for a CCPH Member

 

CCPH has been asked to appoint a CCPH member to the Advisory Committee which reviews applications submitted to the Practicum in Migrant Health (see Call for Applications).

 

If you are a clinician with experience in migrant health and are

interested in volunteering, please contact: Candace Kugel at

 

Not Yet A Member?

Join Today!

 

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

 

814-238-6566 or ckugel@migrantclinician.org

 

For more information, visit http://www.migrantclinician.org/development/practicum

 

 

 

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MEMBERS IN ACTION

 

Sarah Flicker

 

CCPH member Sarah Flicker of Wellesley Central Health Corporation in Toronto is the lead author on an article appearing in the July/August issue of the Canadian Journal of Public Health that reports on a community-based participatory research project:

 

Falling Through the Cracks of the Big Cities: Who is Meeting the Needs of HIV-positive Youth? S Flicker, H Skinner, S Read, T Veinot, et al.

Canadian Journal of Public Health. Ottawa: Jul/Aug 2005. Vol.96, Iss. 4, 308-313.

 

Learn more at http://www.cpha.ca/english/cjph/cjph.htm or contact Sarah at Sarah@wellesleycentral.com

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

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

CCPH’s CONFERENCE PAGE

 

Join CCPH at these upcoming events!

 

 

OCTOBER 2005

 

4      October 13, 2005 Webconference on Community-Engaged Scholarship Toolkit ● 10:30 am PST / 1:30 pm EST

 

CCPH announces the release of the Community-Engaged Scholarship Toolkit, an online resource for faculty working to make a difference in communities.   The Toolkit provides faculty with a set of tools to carefully plan and document their community-engaged scholarship and produce strong portfolios for promotion and tenure.  Click here for details.  Toolkit author and CCPH senior consultant Diane Calleson will provide an overview and answer questions.  To register for the call, click here.

 

4      October 19, 2005 Teleconference on Communities & Physicians Together: The 2005 CCPH Award Recipient ● 10 am PST / 1 pm EST

 

Communities & Physicians Together (CPT) is the recipient of the 2005 Community-Campus Partnerships for Health award. CPT is a partnership that draws upon the assets of communities and physicians-in-training to improve child health and support families in raising healthy children. Employing the principles of asset-based community development, CPT teaches pediatric residents how to identify community assets and resources, build partnerships with community collaboratives, and leverage these partnerships to enhance the capacity to improve child health in each community. Learn more about this award-winning partnership on this teleconference call. To register for the call, click here. For more information about CPT and the Annual CCPH Award, click here. Nominations for the 2006 Annual CCPH Award will be released in November 2005 and posted at http://www.ccph.info.

 

4      October 21, 2005 Urban Health Grand Rounds, Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs

Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York City

 

CCPH executive director Sarena Seifer is giving an invited presentation on community-campus partnerships.  The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Ann-Gel Palermo, 212-241-8886 or ann-gel.palermo@mssm.edu

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 2005

 

4      November 2, 2005 ● Vanderbilt University ● Nashville, TN

 

CCPH executive director Sarena Seifer is giving two presentations: “Community-Engaged Teaching: What, So What and Now What?” and “Community-Based Participatory Research: Scientific Rigor + Community Participation = Better Research + Better Health.”  For more information, please contact Darcy Freedman at darcy.a.freedman@vanderbilt.edu

 

4      November 12-17, 2005 The Network: Towards Unity For Health’s 2005 International ConferenceHo Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

CCPH members are invited to attend this year’s conference on Making Primary Health Care Work: Challenges for the Education and Practice of the Health Workforce. CCPH administrative director Annika Robbins will be attending and exhibiting. Are you planning to attend the conference? If so, please email Annika at AnnikaLR@u.washington.edu.

 

4     November 13, 2005 Fifth Annual International Advances in Service-Learning Research ConferenceEast Lansing, MI

 

CCPH senior consultant Sherril Gelmon will be presenting a session entitled "Institutional Change to Support Community-Engaged Scholarship: Testing New Methods" on Sunday, November 13, from 1:45 - 3:15 PM. This presentation will focus on the assessment methods used by the Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health Collaborative and how they can be used by other institutions. 

 

 For more information on the Collaborative visit http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/healthcollab.html.

 

For more information and to register, visit http://www.apha.org/meetings/index.htm.

 

 

 

DECEMBER 2005

 

4      December 10-14, 2005 CBPR Continuing Education Institute at APHA 133rd Annual Meeting  Philadelphia, PA

 

The ASPH/CDC Community-Institutional Partnerships for Prevention Research Group, for which CCPH is the coordinating agency, is offering a Continuing Education Institute (CEI) on community-based participatory research (CBPR) This CEI is the first part of a two-part CEI on CBPR.  Institute participants need not register for the whole conference.  For more information, click here. The CCPH Member Guide to the APHA Conference is your "cheat sheet" of sessions on community-campus partnerships, community-based participatory research, service-learning and related topics!  CCPH will also be exhibiting with the Community Health Scholars Program.  Stop by and visit us at booth #1717 (please note this is a NEW booth number).  

 

For more information and to register, visit http://www.apha.org/meetings/index.htm.

 

 

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Announcements

 

Ø       Online Registration Now Open! Click here for details!

 

 

 

 

 

Featured Keynote Speaker:

Angela Glover Blackwell

 

Ms. Blackwell is founder & chief executive officer of PolicyLink, a national nonprofit organization that is advancing a new generation of policies to achieve economic & social equity from the wisdom, voice, and experience of local constituencies.

http://www.policylink.org/

 

Call for Proposals

Deadline: October 7, 2005

 

CCPH invites you to share your knowledge, experience and lessons learned with hundreds of colleagues who - like you - are passionate about the power of partnerships to transform communities and academe. Click here for details.

 

 

 

 

Exhibitor and Co-Sponsor Opportunities

Are Available!

 

For more information, visit http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/conf-exhibiting.html.

 

 

 

Please contact Annika Robbins, CCPH administrative director, at AnnikaLR@u.washington.edu

or (206) 616-3472 with any questions.

 

 

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New Event Listings

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

 

November 8-9, 2005 · National Symposium on Community Service-Learning in Canada · Montreal, Québec, Canada

 

December 1-4, 2005 · The First National Conference for Black Women Fighting HIV/AIDS · Los Angeles, California

 

April 19-22, 2006 · 36th Annual Meeting of the Urban Affairs Association · Montreal, Québec, Canada

 

August 21-25, 2006 · 11th World Congress on Public Health and the 8th Brazilian Congress on Collective Health · Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

National Primary Care Week, October 16-22, 2005

National Primary Care Week (NPCW) is an annual event to highlight the importance of primary care and to bring health care professionals together to discuss and learn about generalist and interdisciplinary health care, particularly its impact on and importance to underserved populations. NPCW 2005 "Breaking Down Barriers: Health Literacy in Community Health," scheduled for October 16-22, 2005.   Community-Campus Partnerships for Health is a supporter of NPCW.  For details, visit http://www.amsa.org/programs/npcw/

 

Equitable Renewal in the Gulf Coast Region

Plans for the post-hurricane reconstruction of the Gulf Coast loom large and beg the question: Who benefits? To help lift up the need for equitable, community-oriented Gulf Coast reconstruction, PolicyLink has added three new resources to their website:

·         A new Policy Matters column calling on leaders and residents alike to channel their outpouring of post-Katrina sympathy and generosity into public will for policy change and sustainable rebuilding. http://www.policylink.org/PolicyMatters.html

·         Ten Points to Guide Rebuilding in the Gulf Coast Region, based on the principles of equitable development. http://www.policylink.org/EquitableRenewal.html

·         Gulf Coast discussion thread in PolicyLink's Advancing Regional Equity online forum. http://forums.policylink.org/

 

Student Conservation Association (SCA) Offers Service Opportunities

The SCA, the nation’s oldest and largest provider of conservation service opportunities, is offering expense-paid internships nationwide for students displaced by Hurricane Katrina. For a list of positions that are currently looking for applicants, please click go to http://www.thesca.org/pdfs/kat.pdf.

 

Study of Foundation Support for Social Justice Grantmaking

The first study of foundation support for social justice grantmaking found that at the largest foundations in the United States, 11 percent of grant dollars support structural changes aiding those who are least well-off economically, socially and politically. According to Social Justice Grantmaking: A Report on Foundation Trends, support spans all areas of foundation activity, from promoting economic development in distressed areas to ensuring access to healthcare for disadvantaged populations to encouraging diversity in education. Read the press release: http://www.fdncenter.org/media/news/pr_0509a.html. View the highlights

(PDF): http://fdncenter.org/research/trends_analysis/pdf/socialjustice.pdf.

 

America's Promise Alliance Names 100 Best Communities for Young People

America's Promise - The Alliance for Youth has announced the winners of a first-ever national competition to identify 100 Best Communities for Young People.  The winning communities - ranging from small towns to urban neighborhoods across America - are being celebrated for their commitment to provide healthy, safe and caring environments for young people.  A complete list of the winning communities can be found at http://www.americaspromise.org/.

 

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

Program Director – Community-Campus Partnerships for Health – Seattle, WA

The Program Director manages projects and conducts research relating to community-campus partnerships, community-engaged scholarship, and policies and structures that build capacity and support for these partnerships.  View the complete job description

 

Manager of Patient Education & Outreach - The Wellness Community (TWC) – Washington, DC - TWC is an international non-profit providing cancer support, education and hope to patients and caregivers at 22 facilities across the United States, 2 facilities abroad and online at The Virtual Wellness Community-http://www.thewellnesscommunity.org. TWC's national office seeks a detailed oriented, creative person committed to helping people affected by cancer. Contact: Zena Itani at 202-659-9709 or zena@thewellnesscommunity.org

 

Executive Director - The Institute of Social Medicine and Community Health – Philadelphia, PA - The ED will continue, enlarge and strengthen the Institutes thirty years of history-based educational and advocacy efforts in support of individuals, organizations and movements fighting for progressive healthcare reform in the United States. Contact: Walter Tsou at 215-435-5769 or wjlear@critpath.org.

 

Director of Community Health - Department of Family Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center - Washington, DC – The department seeks an experienced family physician to lead its Community Health Division. Responsibilities include teaching community medicine to medical students (including a Service Learning program); directing residency’s community medicine curriculum; and directing one-year fellowship designed to train future directors of community health centers. Contact: Jay Siwek at 202-687-7230 or siwekj@georgetown.edu

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GRANTS ALERT!

 

New Grants Alert announced in this newsletter are noted with an asterisk (*)

 

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.

 

Health & Society Scholars Program - 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

Johnson & Johnson Community Health Care Program - Deadline: Oct 17 - This grant-funding opportunity is for non-profit, community-based, health care organizations. The program supports organizations whose primary goal is to improve access to quality health care for the medically underserved. Proposals from foundations, universities, and political advocacy groups will not be considered.  Priority consideration is given to those organizations seeking support for projects that measurably improve care for the medically underserved — with emphasis on projects affecting women and children, including infants and adolescents.  Additional information

Environmental Protection Agency Science to Achieve Results Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study – Deadline: Oct 18 - Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-F2006-STAR-B2 - The U.S. EPA, as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is offering Graduate Fellowships for master's and doctoral level students in  environmental fields of study. Additional information

 

* Building Community Amidst Diversity Small Grant Program – Deadline: Oct 31 - The Association for the Study and Development of Community (http://www.capablecommunity.com) is announcing a small grants and capacity building program, funded by the C.S Mott Foundation, to help understand and promote the value of diversity in neighborhoods or other communities. A copy of the RFP and application can be downloaded from http://www.capacitybuilding.net

 

Bayer Hemophilia Awards Program Offers Support for Research and Education in Hemophilia - Deadline: Oct 31 (Letters of Intent) - Through grants provided to early career investigators, fellows in training, and other hemophilia care professionals, the program seeks to support the next steps for the next generation of care and treatment options for people with hemophilia worldwide. Additional information

 

American Dental Association Foundation Seeks Proposals of Innovative Ideas to Foster a Stronger Dental Education System – Deadline: Nov 1 – Seeking innovative ideas to help strengthen America's dental education system. Additional information

 

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

 

Community-Based Field Research Grants for Behavioral Hygiene and Global Health - Deadline: Nov 15 - The International Health Section of American Public Health Association (APHA) in collaboration with the Colgate-Palmolive Company is offering a grants program to support young faculty and students in schools of public health to carry out community-based field research in behavioral hygiene. These competitive grants will be awarded for community-based research projects investigating the role of hygiene (especially hand washing with soap) in personal and community health and infection control, including investigations about the knowledge of proper hygiene habits, hygiene motivation and behavior change. For additional information, contact: Paul Freeman or Henry Perry, co-chairs of the Working Group on Community-Based Primary Health Care of APHA’s International Health Section.

 

* Advanced Research Cooperation in Environmental Health Research GrantDeadline: Nov 16 - The purpose of this initiative is to form a cooperative program that will augment and strengthen the research infrastructure and research capabilities of faculty, students, and fellows at minority institutions by supporting the development of new, and/or the enhancement of ongoing, basic science and translational research that focuses on topics deemed to be of high priority and significance because of their critical importance to environmental health. http://www.fedgrants.gov/Applicants/HHS/NIH/NIH/RFA-ES-05-006/listing.html

 

* Environmental Education Grants Program – Deadline: Nov 23Grants to support environmental education projects that promote environmental stewardship and help develop aware and responsible students, teachers, and citizens. http://www.fedgrants.gov/Applicants/EPA/OGD/GAD/EPA-OEE-05-03%26%23032%3B/listing.html

 

GoGirlGo! Grant and Educational Program Offers Support for Girls Sports and Educational Program - Deadline:  Nov 30 -   The Program seeks to maximize the use of sport/physical activity as an educational intervention and social asset in order to enhance the wellness of girls as they navigate between childhood and early womanhood. Link to request for proposals.

 

Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Human Cancer for Year 2006 – Deadline: Dec 1 (Letter of Intent) - Funding Opportunity #: PAR-05-156 - Applicant institutions are to demonstrate their ability to conduct translational research in the prevention, etiology, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of lymphomas and breast, gastrointestinal (GI), brain, head and neck, and prostate cancers. Translational research, as defined by the Program, uses knowledge of human biology to develop and test the feasibility of cancer-relevant interventions in humans and/or determines the biological basis for observations made in individuals with cancer or in populations at risk for cancer. Additional information

 

* Children, Youth, and Families at Risk Sustainable Community Projects Grant – Deadline: Dec 1 – This grant is intended for the development and delivery of educational programs that equip limited resource families and youth who are at-risk for not meeting basic human needs with the skills they need to lead positive, productive, contributing lives. Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service Office of Extramural Programs http://www.fedgrants.gov/Applicants/USDA/CSREES/OEP/USDA-GRANTS-093005-001/listing.html

 

* Children, Youth, and Families at-Risk, New Communities Project Program – Deadline: Dec 1 - Grants to improve the quality and quantity of comprehensive community-based programs for children, youth, and families at-risk within the Cooperative Extension System. http://www.fedgrants.gov/Applicants/USDA/CSREES/OEP/USDA-GRANTS-092605-005/listing.html

 

* Maternal and Child Health Pipeline Training ProgramDeadline: Dec 2 - Funding Opportunity #: HRSA-06-077-To promote the development of a culturally diverse and representative health care workforce by recruiting, training, and retaining students from under-represented minorities into maternal and child health professions. https://grants.hrsa.gov/webExternal/SFO.asp?ID=A642B9C5-FDFC-4D88-A64A-CBA56A2D954A

 

Captain Planet Foundation – Deadline: 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

 

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/.

 

National Institutes of Health Global Research Training in Population Health Funding Opportunity - Deadline: Jan 13, 2006 – This opportunity is to support advanced international research training in population health sciences. Additional information

 

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

 

* Higher Challenge Grants Program – Deadline: Feb 2, 2006 - Grants to stimulate and enable colleges and universities to provide the quality of education necessary to produce baccalaurate or higher degree level graduates capable of strengthening the Nation's food and agricultural scientific and professional workforce. http://www.fedgrants.gov/Applicants/USDA/CSREES/OEP/USDA-GRANTS-092605-004/listing.html

 

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.

 

Developing Centers for Innovation in Services and Intervention Research (DCISIR) - Deadline: Multiple dates through 2008 - The ultimate goal of this program announcement is to establish support for groups of researchers to develop intervention and services research studies that will directly address the missions of National Institute of Mental Health and National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and to prepare these research groups to develop advanced centers. 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.

 

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CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

New Calls for Submissions announced in this newsletter are noted with an asterisk (*)

 

* Call for Proposals – Community-Campus Partnerships for Health 9th Conference - Deadline: Oct 7The conference will take place May 31-June 3, 2006 in Minneapolis, MN USA. The theme of this year’s Conference is “Walking the Talk: Achieving the Promise of Authentic Partnerships.”  Additional information

 

Physician Advocacy Fellowship - Deadline: Oct 7 - The Physician Advocacy Fellowship provides support to doctors who want to develop their policy and advocacy skills by partnering with an advocacy organization on project that they design jointly. The Fellowship supports 50% of a fellow’s time for 12 to 24 months, and is open to physicians nationwide. Additional information

 

* American Journal of Bioethics Seeks Open Peer Commentaries on Rural Health Care Ethics – Deadline: Oct 10 - The Journal of is preparing a special issue on ethical issues in rural healthcare. They are looking for open peer commentaries on this article: http://bioethics.org/listserv/s.pl?which=20-09-26-2005-15-0&page=/editorial. Contact: Sean Philpott at philpott@wadsworth.org

Call for Applications - Racial & Ethnic Health Disparities: Schools and Graduate Programs of Public Health Respond as Engaged Institutions - Deadline: Oct 10 - A new initiative made possible by a generous grant from the WK Kellogg Foundation, aims to pro-actively support schools and graduate programs of public health that are ready to take on the challenge of becoming engaged institutions focused on eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities. Over the next two years, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health will work collaboratively and intensively with 12 CEPH-accredited schools and graduate programs of public health to assess their capacity as engaged institutions; identify their strengths, limitations, opportunities and challenges; develop strategic priorities for action; and coach/mentor them in developing and implementing strategic action plans to become fully engaged institutions with a focus on eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities. Additional information. View PDF of the Call for Applications

2006 Harris Wofford Awards – Deadline: Oct 12 – The awards annually honor exceptional individuals, institutions, and media figures who actively contribute to this nation's spirit of service. The Harris Wofford Awards honor former Senator Harris Wofford - one of our nation's greatest public servants -  and recognize extraordinary achievements in three categories: Youth (ages 5-25), Organization (nonprofit, corporate, foundation), and Media (organization or individual).  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

Request for Proposals - William T. Grant Foundation – Deadline: Oct 17 – The grant will support intervention research on how to improve youth-serving organizations, such as schools and community-based organizations, and enhance research capacity focused on organizations that promote youth development. Studies will provide theoretically important findings on how these organizations operate and how to improve them. Additional information

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Announces 2005-06 Scholars in Health Policy Research Program - Deadline: Oct 21 - The Program is intended to help develop a new generation of creative thinkers in health policy research within the disciplines of economics, political science, and sociology. Additional information

 

The First Community Indicators Awards Program - Deadline: Oct 25 - The Brookings Institution's Urban Markets Initiative is sponsoring the First Community Indicators Award Program to honor three community indicator projects that have demonstrated their ability to catalyze action and drive community change. CIC is using the awards program to highlight best practices and strengthen our knowledge of projects. Additional information

 

National Organization on Disability Invites Applications for Accessible America Award - Deadline: Oct 31 -   The purpose of the award competition is to recognize and promote replication of exemplary practices that communities use to facilitate the comprehensive involvement of citizens with disabilities in community life. 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, AustraliaDeadline: 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

 

* Call for Applications: Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program - Deadline: November 1, March 1, June 1 - This Fellowship Program of the National Academies is designed to engage graduate and postdoctoral students in science and technology policy and to familiarize them with the interactions among science, technology, and government.  As a result, students in the fields of science, engineering, medicine, veterinary medicine, business, and law develop essential skills different from those attained in academia, which will help them make the transition from being a graduate student to a professional. http://national-academies.org/policyfellows

 

American Psychiatric Foundation's Awards for Advancing Minority Mental Health Seeks Applicants - Deadline: Nov 1 -The program, now in its third year, provides four awards to honor psychiatrists, other mental health providers, mental health programs, and other community organizations that increase public awareness of mental health care, increase access to mental health services, and enhance the quality of care for underserved minorities, especially those who suffer from severe mental illness. Additional information

 

Call for Applications- Lancet International Fellowships 2006 - Deadline: Nov 1 - The aim of these fellowships is to help doctors to work in a country very different from their own. The differences may lie in a country's delivery of health care, research or health priorities, or educational facilities. To be eligible, you must be a medical graduate but there are no age limits. Additional information

 

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

 

* Call for Nominations: Gleitsman Foundation – Deadline: Nov 4 – The Gleitsman Foundation is seeking nominations for its $100,000 Citizen Activist Award for 2006. For more information, and the nomination form, visit: http://www.gleitsman.org/citForm.html

 

Call for Proposals – The University & Civil Society: Autonomy & Responsibility Conference – Deadline: Nov 15 - The first major international conference hosted by the University of Denver/University of Bologna International Center for Civic Engagement. This conference calls for global dialogue on the role of the university in serving the public good.  The conference will take place May 17-19, 2006 in Bologna, Italy. Additional information

 

Call for Manuscripts on Service-Learning - Deadline: Nov 30 - Academic Exchange Quarterly's annual feature published every Spring issue. This special issue invites researchers and practitioners to submit articles and essays on service-learning in higher education with a special focus on the individual and institutional impacts of established service-learning programs. For more information, contact feature editor Judith Hope Munter, or visit http://www.higher-ed.org/AEQ/.

 

* Call for Papers for Special JET Issue on Human Rights and Human Enhancement - Deadline: Dec 1 - How will emerging technologies challenge the paradigm of human rights? Do we need a new post-human rights model to understand the challenge of our emerging transhuman polity? Does the idea of equal rights for humans, posthumans and machines make any sense? How can we preserve political equality for both humans and posthumans? For the Human Rights issue JET wants submissions from thinkers willing to point out and analyze unrecognized challenges, or lay out proactive, preventative plans for neutralizing threats to freedom before they become real. http://jetpress.org/authors.html Contact: JET editor J. Hughes at james.hughes@trincoll.edu.

 

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 Presentations – How Class Works, 2006 – Deadline: Dec 15 - A Conference at SUNY Stony Brook June 8-10, 2006. The Center for Study of Working Class Life is pleased to announce the How Class Works 2006 Conference, to be held at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, June 8 - 10, 2006. Proposals for papers, presentations, and sessions are welcome until December 15, 2005. For more information, visit http://www.workingclass.sunysb.edu.

 

* Migrant Clinicians Network Announces a Call for Applications – Deadline: Dec 31 - Migrant Clinicians Network seeks applications for the 2006 New Provider Practicum in Migrant Health. The Practicum provides a four-month working and learning experience in a Migrant Health Center for new health care professionals. The purpose of the Practicum is to increase the understanding of migrant health care issues for the participants as they consider careers working with underserved populations. A stipend of approximately $15,000 is paid for this experience. Applications are available at http://www.migrantclinician.org/development/practicum. Contact: Candace Kugel at 814-238-6566 or ckugel@migrantclinician.org

 

2006-2007 Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy- Deadline: Jan 3, 2006 - This fellowship is designed to prepare physicians, particularly minority physicians, for leadership roles in formulating and implementing public health policy and practice on a national, state, or community level. Fellows will complete academic work leading to a Master of Public Health degree at the Harvard School of Public Health, and, through additional program activities, gain experience in and understanding of major health issues facing minority, disadvantaged, and underserved populations. Additional information

 

Call for Applications: 2006 NCHS/AcademyHealth Fellowship - Deadline: Jan 9, 2006 - This program brings visiting scholars in health services research-related disciplines to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) to use NCHS data systems and collaborate on studies of interest to policymakers and the health services research community.  Additional information  Questions? nchs@academyhealth.org

 

* Call for Abstracts: 11th World Congress on Public Health and the 8th Brazilian Congress on Collective Health – Deadline: Jan 20, 2006 – The conference will take place Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 21-25, 2006. http://www.wfphacongress06.com/ingles/presentation.htm

 

Applications Invited for Medical Student Summer Research Training in Aging Program – Deadline: Feb 7, 2006 - Students participate in an eight- to twelve-week structured research, clinical, and didactic program in geriatrics, appropriate to their level of training and interests. 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.

 

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PUBLICATIONS

 

CCPH Members receive discounts on publications by Jossey-Bass as well as all CCPH publications

 

Social Determinants of Health: Canadian Perspectives

Social Determinants of Health, Canadian Perspectives

 

By Dennis Raphael, forward by Hon. Roy J. Romanow. This volume convincingly makes the argument that reducing social inequities in Canadian society is essential to Canadians' health. Genetics and traditional risk factors such as activity, diet and tobacco use are not the best predictors of whether we stay healthy or become ill. What, then, are the predictors of adult-onset diabetes, heart attacks or stroke, and many other diseases? Social determinants provide the answer. Social determinants of health are the socio-economic conditions that influence the health of individuals, communities and jurisdictions as a whole. These determinants also establish the extent to which a person possesses the physical, social and personal resources to identify and achieve personal aspirations, satisfy needs and cope with the environment. This perspective is the key to understanding patterns of health and illness in Canada today.

 

To order, visit http://www.cspi.org/books/s/socialdeter.htm

 

Curricula Enhancement Modules on Cultural Competency

 

The National Center for Cultural Competence has developed a series of curricula enhancement modules on cultural competency.  Modules in the series include:

·         Cultural awareness

·         Cultural self-assessment

·         Process of inquiry -- communicating in a multicultural environment

·         Public health in a multicultural environment

 

The purpose of the module series is to assist faculty to incorporate cultural and linguistic competence throughout their curricula. For more information on the module series, and to check out the Cultural Self-Assessment module, please see http://www.nccccurricula.info/.

 

American Medical Student Association (AMSA) Publishes New Online Primers

 

Three new primers are available online.

 

·         The international health systems primer: http://www.amsa.org/hp/international.cfm

·         The primer on alternative solutions to malpractice premium increases: http://www.amsa.org/hp/international.cfm

·         The primer on off-label marketing of pharmaceuticals: http://www.amsa.org/hp/international.cfm

All of these primers were written by interns who worked at the AMSA office over the summer. (Become an intern: http://www.amsa.org/news/opps.cfm)

 

 

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NEW & RENEWING MEMBERS

 

August/September 2005

 

 

 

Please Join Us in Welcoming the Following New CCPH Members

~ joined between August 1-September 30, 2005

 

E-Members

Avis, Amanda, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

Bass, Eric B., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Chamberlain, Lisa, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Palo Alto, CA

Chaudry, Rosemary, Ohio State University, Marion, OH

Cotroneo, Margaret, University of Pennsylvania, Reston, VA

Freytes, Dharma, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

McQuiston, Chris, University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Moxley, David, Wayne State University, Lathrup Village, MI

O'Brien, James L., University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Quintero, Gilbert, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Ryan, Kyle, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Shields, Erica, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Short, Rick, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

Taggart, Christine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

Individual Premium Members

Bohanon, Linda, Virginia Area Health Education Center, Richmond, VA

Brawer, Rickie, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Browne, Ruth, Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, Brooklyn, NY

Garland, Sheryl, VCU Health System, Richmond, VA

Granthon, Miryam, US Dept. of Health & Human Services, Rockville, MD

Gunderson, Jean, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Hammel, Joy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Hawkins, Anita, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

Horn, Wendy, Women's HealthLink, Birmingham, AL

Jandorf, Lina, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

Jordan, Catherine, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN

Kartheiser, Maureen, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI

Kirkegaard, Margaret, Midwestern University / CCOM, Downers Grove, IL

Lucas, Georgina, Yale University Medical School, New Haven, CT

McCabe-Sellers, Beverly, USDA, Little Rock, AR

Moreno, Maria, Sutter Health, San Francisco, CA

Newton, Stacie J., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ

Roll, Gerry, Hazard Perry County Community Ministries, Inc., Hazard, KY

Suddick, Lori, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, WI

Vitousek, Sharon, North Hawaii Outcomes Project, Kamela, HI

 

Student Members

Bosma, Linda, Minneapolis, MN

Brandt, Joan, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

Omar, Moustapha, Brooklyn Park, MN

St. Germaine-Small, Melissa, Wilfrid Laurier University, Grimsby, ON, Canada

 

Organizational Members

California State Univ., Northridge, Northridge, CA

Reid Chassiakos, Yolanda

 

Community Catalyst, Boston, MA

Restuccia, Robert

Stoll, Betsy

Sherry, Susan

Katz, Deborah

Anderson, Jacqui

 

Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Rhein, Wendy

Kite, Kathy

Sibley, Lynn

 

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Turner, Marsha

 

Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, IN

Young, Nancy A.Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, IN

 

Indiana University, Dept of Preventive and Community Dentistry, Indianapolis, IN

Fontana, Margherita

 

James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Wronski, Ian

Stronach, Pamela

Gorton, Geoffrey

Pidgeon, Dani

 

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Beckstrom, Helen

Humphrey, Layne

Sonenstein, Freya

 

Louisville-Jefferson County Health Department, Louisville, KY

Troutman, Adewale

 

Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

Salzer, Judith

Turner, Saundra

 

Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Servais, Ellen

 

Northeastern Ohio Universities, Rootstown, OH

Keck, William C

 

Texas Southern University, Houston, TX

Pounds, Kimberly

Offiong, Charlene

Williams, Karen

 

University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK

Mohatt, Gerald V.

Luick, Bret

Boyer, Bert

Plaetke, Rosemarie

Hutchison, Scarlett

 

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Whalen, Tina

 

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Lowe, John B.

Peterson, Andrew

 

University of Iowa, College of Public Health, Iowa City, IA

Nothwehr, Faryle

Cook, Jennifer

 

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

Loriz, Lillia

 

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Cruver, Michelle

 

USC School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA

Garber-Peyton, Kim

 

Vermont Dept. of Health, Burlington, VT

Lynn, Sheri

 

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Thank You to these Renewing Members for their Continued Support!

~ joined between August 1-September 30, 2005

 

E-Members

Foster, Diana, Sacramento, CA

Gunderson, Sue, Sustainable Resources Center, Minneapolis, MN

Hartwig, Kari, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Ragiel Wilson, Connie, Health Resource Center, Cincinnati, OH

 

Individual Premium Members

Ahmed, Syed, Medical College Of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

DeHaven, Mark J., UT Southwestern Medical Center of Dallas, Dallas, TX

Gottlieb, Barbara, Harvard Medical School, Jamaica Plain, MA

Hortin, Janet, Indiana University, West Lafayette, IN

Ideishi, Roger, Philadelphia, PA

Johnson, Beverly K, Seattle University, Seattle, WA

Kelley, Lisa, University Of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

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

Lin, Anne, Midwestern Univ., Glendale, AZ

Munro, Stuart, UMKC School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO

Reasinger Allen, Amy, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

 

Organizational Members

Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL

Chapman-Winn, Denise M.

 

Allegany College of Maryland, Cumberland, MD

Rocks, Bill

Atkinson, Linda

Gilton, Cheryl

Leibfreid, Fran

 

American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC

Stanley, Joan

 

Boise State University, Boise, ID

Springer, Pam

Clark, Cindy

Gehrke, Pam

Weiler, Dawn

Stoffels, Sharon

 

Eastern Region Partnership, Portsmouth, NH

Totten, Kathy

 

Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Salmon, Marla L.

 

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Davis, Nedra

 

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science, Worcester, MA

Kearney, Kevin R.

Blagg, James

Shungu, Peter

King, Cynthia P.

 

New Hampshire Department of Education, Concord, NH

Runion, Kim

Hale, Justina

Paige-Morgan, Susan

 

Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT

Hartmann, Kim

 

Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

Walker, Patricia W.

 

University of Alaska Fairbanks,  Fairbanks, AK

Drew, Elaine

Lardon, Cecile

 

University Of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Koff, Nancy A.

Gillooly, Kerryann

Galper, Carol Q.

DeLaVina, Elizabeth

 

University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Clark, Rynda

Daley, Sandra P

 

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Kaste, Linda M

Ryan, Amber

Oliphant, Michael

Van Kanegan, Kevin

 

University of Miami, Miami, FL

Fournier, Arthur M.

Todini, Carole

Aftab, Asma

 

University of Miami, School of Medicine, Miami, FL

Dodard, Michel

 

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Kertz, Jennifer

Self, Karl D.

Christensen, Raymond

 

University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Lennon, Andrea

 

University of Washington, Carlson Center, Seattle, WA

Jundt, Michaelann

Ensign, Josephine

Vaughn, Rachel

 

University of Washington, Health Services, Seattle, WA

LoGerfo, Jim

Schwartz, Sheryl

Harris, Jeff

 

 

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