October 16, 2009 · Volume XI · Issue 16

CCPH Conference Proposals Due TODAY!
Join us May 12-15, 2010 in Portland, Oregon for CCPH's 11th Conference!
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NIH Announces Funding For Community Research Infrastructure Program

We are pleased to report a very exciting development at the National Institute of Health (NIH): funding to "support the development, expansion, or reconfiguration of infrastructures needed to facilitate collaboration between academic health centers and community-based organizations for health science research." In this community research infrastructure program, NIH establishes the role of Community Research Associate (CRA), "who will be a community representative and serve as a primary liaison facilitating communication and collaboration between the academic health center and the local community. Applicants must identify at least one CRA."

The NIH Funding Opportunity Announcement, Recovery Act Limited Competition:
Building Sustainable Community-Linked Infrastructure to Enable Health
Science Research (RC4), RFA-OD-09-010, is available at
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-09-010.html

Letters of Intent Receipt Date(s): November 12, 2009
Application Due Date(s): December 11, 2009
Peer Review Date(s): February/March 2010
Council Review Date(s): May 2010
Earliest Anticipated Start Date(s): July 2010

This initiative is funded under the Recovery Act. NIH has designated up to $30 million in FY2009-2010 to fund 30 or more grants, contingent upon the submission of a sufficient number of scientifically meritorious applications. The requested duration may not exceed three years. The total cost for individual awards is expected to vary, depending on the scope of the project, but is limited to maximum of $1 million for the full project period.

Readers interested in this funding announcement may be interested in CCPH's educational conference call series on "Building Community Capacity for Research." Audiofiles and handouts from the calls are posted on the CCPH website at http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/pastpresentations.html. Register for upcoming calls in the series under "coming up" at www.ccph.info

Service-Learning in Taiwan: A Report from CCPH Service-Learning Institute Mentors Bobby Gottlieb & Suzanne Cashman

The idea hatched after Yan-Di Chang, a physician and Assistant Research Fellow at National Yang Ming University, attended CCPH's service-learning institute in Washington State in the summer of 2008. The idea that Yan-Di's colleague, Ming Ho, a physician and Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for International Affairs in National Taiwan University College of Medicine's Department of Social Medicine, developed was to hold a mini-service-learning institute in her home country of Taiwan. Ming and Yan-Di thought that it was not enough for Yan-Di to attend the service-learning institute. No, the institute needed to come to Taiwan. Ming and Yan-Di found financial support for this idea from the Ministry's Advisory Office and from Tzu Chi University, a Buddhist medical school on Taiwan's eastern shore. With this backing, Yan-Di and Ming extended an invitation to us to travel to Taiwan and conduct a series of workshops on service-learning for the island's medical educators and their community partners.

Thus, we found ourselves flying to Taiwan in April, 2009 to conduct a two-day workshop in Taipei and another one-day workshop in Hualien, Tzu Chi's home community. With CCPH's summer service-learning institute's resources as a basis, we had developed an extensive set of materials for participants, including the requisite powerpoint slides. Sending the slides to our Taiwanese hosts only two weeks prior to the workshops, we thought that this was merely for the purpose of photocopying and reproducing them. Imagine our surprise when we found that before our slides had been copied for distribution, the Chinese translation had been added side-by-side with the English!

Our experience was compelling and fulfilling in multiple ways: the approximately 60 attendees at the workshops were engaged, interested and committed to incorporating this pedagogical approach into their curricula; our hosts were generous beyond measure (we never got lost in Taiwan, because we never had to find our way alone-we always had escorts!); participants wanted to know how we thought they could improve their approach to medical education; and we learned how the Taiwanese were exposing students to a wide range of community service and learning opportunities. A further gratifying aspect of the experience was seeing that participants in both workshops included high ranking individuals, including deans and chiefs of clinical services. With this kind of support and endorsement, we were convinced that service-learning programs would quickly gain traction and blossom. Since our return, we have continued to correspond with our new colleagues - both students and faculty. It has been exciting to know that their programs are moving forward.

Our experience at Tzu Chi learning about the "silent mentor" or body donation program was particularly educational: at Tzu Chi, the bodies are not "cadavers;" they are "silent mentors." That is what our guides told us as they gave us a tour of Tzu Chi and introduced us to the work of the Tzu Chi Foundation. With the human body viewed as bequeathed from their ancestors, traditional Chinese thought is that bodies must not be damaged before burial. This philosophy resulted in a chronic shortage of cadavers for medical education.

Faced by shortages that threatened the high caliber of medical education in Taiwan, Cheng Yen, a Buddhist nun who founded the Tzu Chi Foundation, reached out to the Taiwanese people with an approach to body donation that reflects Buddhist beliefs and traditions. That approach involves an elaborate ceremony that begins with a farewell ritual. Immediately prior to beginning either anatomy class or the annual surgery simulation, students fan out across the island to visit the donors' families. They learn about "their" donor and donors' families begin a process of feeling a part of the students' education. Then before beginning anatomy lab or surgery simulation, the students give presentations to staff and families about the lives of each donor. The Department Chair assures families that the students will treat their silent mentors with respect. Families bring flowers; donors' photos and brief bios are attached to the steel cases that hold the bodies. When the students have completed their anatomy or surgery class, they replace all the organs in the body and suture it closed. Families and students participate in a final funeral ceremony before the bodies are taken to the crematorium. Part of the remains are put into cut-glass urns and stored in the school's Memorial Hall. This remarkable program has resulted in more than 23,500 Taiwanese willing their bodies to Tzu Chi.

One donor has said that he would rather the student make a thousand incorrect cuts on his body than that he/she make one error on a living individual. When I commented to our guide that this system seemed to me a remarkable way for students to learn about the human body, he corrected me: it is the way they learn about the human being. That was a profound learning moment.

Learn more about CCPH's summer service-learning institute at http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/servicelearning.html

MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The latest issue of Metropolitan Universities Journal (MUJ) issue 20.2 August 2009, features 9 articles from the Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health Collaborative, a CCPH initiative supported by a grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) in the US Department of Education. The Collaborative focused on building capacity for community-engaged scholarship in higher educational institutions, with an explicit focus on the faculty promotion and tenure system. We especially thank MUJ Executive Editor Barbara Holland who suggested we pursue the theme issue as one strategy for widely disseminating the important work and accomplishments of the Collaborative.

By special arrangement with the journal, we are pleased to be able to share two articles from the issue as attached PDFs:
*The Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health Collaborative: A National Change Initiative Focused on Faculty Roles and Rewards
*Why Faculty Promotion and Tenure Matters to Community Partners

The titles and authors for all nine articles appear below. Single issues may be purchased on the journal website at http://muj.uc.iupui.edu/index.htm. CCPH has also negotiated a CCPH member discount on subscriptions to the journal (details will be sent to members by email).

For more information about the Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health Collaborative, visit http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/healthcollab.html.

For more information about the FIPSE-funded Faculty for the Engaged Campus initiative that grew from the Collaborative and is currently underway, visit http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/faculty-engaged.html.

To stay on top of community-engaged scholarship (CES) news, conferences and funding opportunities, subscribe to CCPH's CES listserv at http://mailman.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/comm-engagedscholarship

Metropolitan Universities Journal, Issue 20.2 August 2009
Articles from the Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health Collaborative

The Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health Collaborative: A National Change Initiative Focused on Faculty Roles and Rewards
Sarena Seifer, Kristine Wong, Sherril Gelmon and Miriam Lederer

Evaluating the Accomplishments of the Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health Collaborative
Sherril Gelmon, Miriam Lederer, Sarena Seifer, and Kristine Wong

Models for Faculty Development: What Does It Take to be a Community-Engaged Scholar?
Lynn W. Blanchard, Chris Hanssmann, Ronald P. Strauss, Juan Carlos Belliard, Kathleen Krichbaum, Emily Waters, and Sarena Seifer

The Community-Engaged Scholarship Review, Promotion, and Tenure Package: A Guide for Faculty and Committee Members
Catherine M. Jordan, Kristine A. Wong, Paul W. Jungnickel, Yvonne A. Joosten, Rebecca C. Leugers and Sharon L. Shields
The package is available at http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/toolkit-portexamples.html

Why Faculty Promotion and Tenure Matters to Community Partners
Elmer Freeman, Susan Gust and Deborah Aloshen

Re-Framing Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Documents to Facilitate the Transformation of Service-Learning Pedagogy to Community-Engaged Scholarship
Rebecca Leugers, Tina Whalen, Sarah Couch, Elizabeth King and JoAnne Prendeville

Applying Kotter's Model of Change to Sustaining Community-Engaged Scholarship within a School of Public Health and its Parent University
Juan Carlos Belliard and David T. Dyjack

Community-Engaged Scholarship in Higher Education and Expanding Experience
Judith A. Ramaley

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NEWS FROM CCPH

CCPH CONFERENCE OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER ANNOUNCED: ELDER ATUM AZZAHIR!

CCPH is thrilled to announce the opening keynote speaker for our 11th Conference, "Creating the Future We Want to Be: Transformation through Partnerships," May 12-15, 2010 in Portland, OR. Elder Atum Azzahir is a community health leader who truly embodies the conference theme. As Executive Director of the Powderhorn Phillips Cultural Wellness Center in Minneapolis, she works to "unleash the power of citizens to heal themselves and build community." Visit these websites to learn about her work and partnerships: http://www.ppcwc.org, http://www.rwjf.org/reports/npreports/chlpAzzahir.htm, and http://www1.umn.edu/umnnews/Faculty_Staff_Comm/Office_for_Public_Engagement/Engagement_party.html.
Learn more about the conference at http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/conf10-overview.html

REGISTER TODAY FOR OCTOBER 21ST EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE CALL ON "PARTICIPATORY POLICY ANALYSIS: ACHIEVING SYSTEMS-LEVEL CHANGE THROUGH CBPR"

The featured speaker for the 5th call in CCPH's series on "Building Community Capacity for Research," is Cassandra Ritas, a Kennedy School trained policy analyst, specializing in
community-driven policy. As a 2002-2003 CCPH Fellow, she produced a toolkit for CBPR practitioners engaging in policy change, "Speaking Truth, Creating Power: A Guide to Policy Work for Community-Based Participatory Research Practitioners," that remains one of the only guiding documents for partnerships making this leap. Scheduled for October 21 from 3:30 - 5 pm ET, the call is free of charge for those dialing in from the US and Canada. Register online today.

Missed prior calls in the series? Audiofiles and handouts are available online! Find out how to obtain a federally negotiated indirect rate, establish a CBPR department in a community agency and catalyze CBPR at the neighborhood level. Listen to the audiofiles and download handouts on the CCPH past presentations page.

SEEKING INNOVATIVE PRACTICES IN IRB/REB REVIEWS OF COMMUNITY-ENGAGED RESEARCH

The IRB/REB Work Group on Community-Engaged Research, convened by Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, is developing a curriculum for IRB and REB members that identifies and explores ethical issues in community-engaged research. (The term "community-engaged research" has been chosen for the curriculum in order to encompass multiple approaches to research conducted in communities that IRBs and REBs encounter, from "community placed" research to "community-based participatory" research. IRB is Institutional Review Board, the term used in the US; REB is Research Ethics Board, the
term used in Canada).

The Ethics Review Core Module Writing Group within the Work Group is seeking examples of innovative practices for incorporation into the curriculum. Might you have examples to share of:

  • Community-engaged research (CER) proposals submitted to an IRB/REB, as well as a short description of some concerns identified by the IRB/REB?
  • Innovative structures or practices that IRB/REBs or other community-based review processes in the U.S. and Canada have developed to review CER?
  • Examples of ethical issues that arose in the actual conduct of CER, whether identified by the IRB or REB in its review or not.

Please feel free to share any websites or other materials you feel may be helpful as well.

Please respond to Pat Alt at palt@towson.edu by October 19 if possible. If you need more time, send Pat an email to give her an idea of what you plan to send and when. All examples incorporated into the curriculum will be properly attributed/cited.

For more information about CCPH's Community-Based Participatory Research Ethics program, visit http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/irbhome.html

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MEMBERSHIP MATTERS

New Featured Member: Stephen Updegrove

As a long-term resident of the New Haven, Connecticut area, CCPH member Stephen Updegrove is committed to improving health in his local community through a variety of partnerships and collaborations. He is involved in the Office of Community-Based Research and Engagement at Yale University, the Wellness Committee of the New Haven Public Schools, and the New Haven Health Department. In his interview, Steve discusses the innovative work being done through each organization, and how they are combining efforts to change health. Steve shares his hopes that as this "web of collaborations becomes increasingly stitched together," further improvements in the health of his community will be achieved.

To read more about Steve's work and the collaborations he's involved, click here.

To read about previous Featured Members, click here.

Not Yet A Member? Join Today!

Did You Know that CCPH Organizational Members Can Register Up to 4 People for the CCPH Conference at a Substantial Discount? Many of our organizational members send a team of faculty, students and community partners to the CCPH Conference to maximize learning and collective action back home. Join CCPH Today!

Having Trouble Accessing CCPH Members-Only Website?

If you did not receive or misplaced your password for accessing member-only pages on the CCPH website, call (206) 666-3406 or email info@ccph.info.

Showcase Your Work! Be a CCPH Featured Member!

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

Read about Current CCPH Featured Member Stephen Updegrove at http://www.ccph.info

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

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CCPH EVENTS

Join CCPH at these Upcoming Events!

OCTOBER 2009

October 27 · University of Guelph · Guelph, Ontario, Canada

CCPH Founding Executive Director Sarena Seifer is consulting with promotion and tenure committees as part of the College of Social and Applied Human Science's Initiative on Community Engaged Scholarship. The committees are revising their promotion and tenure guidelines, providing a wonderful opportunity to align them with community-engaged scholarship.

To tap into CCPH's training, technical assistance and consultation services, email us for more information or visit the CCPH Consultancy Network page.

October 28 · Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections · Washington, DC

CCPH Founding Executive Director Sarena Seifer is speaking on a panel that will explore ethical issues in community-based participatory research (CBPR). and recommendations that SACHRP might take to advance ethics review of CBPR. For more information on SACHRP, visit http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/sachrp/. For information on the presentation, email Sarena at sarena@u.washington.edu



NOVEMBER 2009

November 7-11 · American Public Health Association Annual Conference · Philadelphia, PA

This year's APHA conference theme is Water & Public Health. As usual, CCPH is exhibiting with the Kellogg Health Scholars Program, and CCPH members, senior consultants, and staff are making presentations. Plan to join us for these sessions:

Nov 9 at 10:32 am: Seifer SD, Cashman S, Freeman E. Service-learning as a curricular strategy for achieving public health core competencies: The Health Disparities Service-Learning Collaborative. Session 203170.

Nov 9 at 10:56 am: Gelmon SB, Jordan CM, Seifer SD, Blanchard LW, McGinley P. Recognizing and rewarding community engaged scholarship in public health. Session 199717.

Nov 9 at 11:08 am: Seifer SD, Blanchard LW, Jordan CM, Gelmon SB, McGinley P. Faculty for the Engaged Campus. Session 199938.

Nov 11 at 12:30 pm: Vogel AL, Seifer SD. Sustaining service-learning and maximizing its benefits: The perspectives of community and academic partners. Session 204700.

Nov 11 at 1 pm: Seifer SD, Shore N, Drew E, Bajorunaite R, Wong L, Moy L. Understanding Community-Based Processes for Research Ethics Review. Session 203012.

CCPH is also co-sponsoring the Learning Institute, Building Bridges from CBPR to Policy, taking place from 1:30-5 pm on Saturday November 7. The purpose of the institute is for participants who are familiar with and possibly have some experience in CBPR to learn how CBPR partnerships can promote policy change. It's possible to register just for a learning institute if you can't make the whole conference. For more information on the institute, click here.

For more information on the APHA conference, click here.

MAY 2010

May 12-15 · CCPH's 11th Conference-"Creating the Future We Want to Be: Transformation through Partnership" · Portland, OR

CCPH's 11th conference promises to be our best yet as hundreds of community and campus partners convene for 4 days of skill-building, networking and agenda-setting! Whether you are new to community-based participatory research, service-learning or community-academic partnerships and looking for basics to get started, or have been involved for years and seeking more advanced knowledge and connections, this is one conference you will not want to miss! Joining us as a major partner is the Northwest Health Foundation in Portland, founded in 1997 to advance the health of the people of Oregon and southwest Washington.

Share your knowledge wisdom and experience - submit a proposal for a session or poster presentation at the conference! Proposals are due October 16th. Download the call for proposals today.

Watch the CCPH homepage for the latest conference details!

MAY 2011

May 11-15 · Join CCPH at CUexpo 2011! · Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada

Mark your calendars for "Community-University Partnerships: Bringing Global Perspectives to Local Action," in Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada. The Community-University Exposition (CUexpo) is a Canadian-led community-university partnerships conference held every three years. An estimated 130 CCPH members attended CUexpo 2008 and found it synergistic with CCPH's mission, values and goals. Given that synergy and CCPH's growing membership in Canada, we are fully supporting CUexpo in lieu of our own major conference in 2011. CCPH members will be able to register for the conference at a member discounted rate. For more information, email us.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Policy Brief on American Indian and Alaska Native Alcohol Policies Now Available. Alcohol remains one of the most pressing public health concerns in many American Indian and Alaska Native communities. As sovereign nations, American Indian and Alaska Native tribes have the ability to pass a wide range of laws to control alcohol, which may be an important component of more comprehensive prevention planning. This policy brief, produced by the Substance Abuse Policy Research Program, focuses on evidence about the potential impact of these policies.

New Study: Smoking Bans Cut Heart Attacks by a Third - Smoking bans in public places can reduce the number of heart attacks by as much as 36 percent, offering fresh proof that the restrictions work, U.S. researchers say. They urged widespread bans on smoking in enclosed public places to prevent heart attacks and improve public health. "This study adds to the already strong evidence that secondhand smoke causes heart attacks, and that passing 100 percent smoke-free laws in all workplaces and public places is something we can do to protect the public," James Lightwood of the University of California-San Francisco, whose study appears in the journal Circulation, said in a statement.

Now available: School-Based Dental Sealant Programs in Ohio - A series of modules designed to ensure that school-based dental sealant program staff have a thorough understanding of the history, operations, and underlying principles of programs funded by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). Although targeted to programs in Ohio, much of the information is applicable nationwide.
The modules provide detailed guidelines for infection control in school-based programs; discuss tooth selection and assessment for dental sealants; review the dental sealant application process; and provide information about program operations, with an emphasis on the specific requirements that apply to programs funded by ODH. The curriculum was developed by a multidisciplinary team of experts, and is hosted at the Ohio Dental Safety Net Information Center. There are more free curricula offered on http://www.ohiodentalclinics.com.

Public Availability of the Health Disparities Calculator (HD*Calc)- The NIH has announced the launch of the Health Disparities Calculator (HD*Calc).The calculator is statistical software that generates multiple summary measures for evaluating and monitoring health disparities and can be used either as an extension of SEER*Stat, which allows users to import Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) data or on its own with other population-based health data, such as from the National Health Interview Survey, California Health Interview Survey, Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey, and National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The intended audience for HD*Calc includes anyone interested in health and cancer-related disparities, as well as those interested in learning about summary measures of health disparities.

New Policy Brief on Community-Based Provision of Injectable Contraceptives - Family Health International is pleased to announce the availability of the policy brief, Conclusions from a Technical Consultation: Community-Based Health Workers Can Safely and Effectively Administer Injectable Contraceptives. This four-page brief summarizes conclusions from a recent consultation convened at the World Health Organization in Geneva by WHO, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and Family Health International.

Healthy, Equitable Transportation Policy: Recommendations and Research - In an effort to further illuminate the opportunities and barriers transportation policy creates for building healthy communities, PolicyLink and Prevention Institute published an edited volume with details and depth into the intersection of transportation, equity and health. The publication is composed of chapters written by leading academics and advocates from across the nation covering topics from public transportation, walking and bicycling, to safety and economic development. The book highlights key policy solutions and provides background on the federal surface transportation policy.

Global Health Certificate Program - Global Health University provides online courses that are freely available to the public. We also offer high school students, college students, medical and graduate students, educators, and others, an opportunity to enroll as a Scholar and receive a Global Health Certificate from the Global Health University. Global Health University provides online enrollment in courses along with interaction with our faculty. This certificate program is designed to provide students, educators, and others, with a comprehensive understanding about successful global health and social entrepreneurship practices. Summary of Certificate Program Objectives:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding about best practices in global health and be aware that good intentions are not enough.
  • Learn about the theory and practices of global health and social entrepreneurship.
  • Learn about the importance of cultural competency, interpersonal communication in the health setting, metrics, and quality healthcare delivery.

New Resource for Talking About Health Care Quality - As the debate around health reform continues, it is important that all of our audiences understand what works and doesn't work about health care in America. This new interactive resource will help users effectively communicate the problem facing America today and offers stories and ideas from people working to improve the quality of health care. Talking About Quality is a bank of 150 ready-to-use slides that includes statistics, charts, graphics and messages, as well as audio clips from people on the front lines of health care. Users can easily download slides for use in their own presentations or create custom slideshows on the website using My Presentation Builder. These slides will be updated on a regular basis with the most recent research and statistics. Browse, search or download the Talking About Quality slides.

National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) Encourages Faith-based Communities to Make the Kidney Connection - NKDEP's African American outreach now includes Kidney Sundays, a faith-based initiative designed to increase awareness about chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the African American community and encourage those at risk to get tested. African Americans are disproportionately affected by kidney failure. They make up about 12 percent of the population but account for 28 percent of people newly diagnosed with kidney failure. A Kidney Sundays Toolkit was developed because African Americans increasingly are turning to places of worship to get accurate, useful information about issues that uniquely affect their community. The Toolkit provides African American faith-based organizations with everything they need to incorporate kidney health messages in their programs and events.

E-Journal Focuses on Preventing Child Maltreatment - The fall 2009 issue of The Future of Children presents research on policies and programs designed to prevent maltreatment. The volume, published by Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Brookings Institution, examines the gradual shift in the field of child maltreatment toward a "prevention perspective" and explores how insights into the risk factors formal treatment can help target prevention efforts to the most vulnerable children and families. Contributors assess whether a range of specific programs, such as community-wide interventions, parenting programs, home-visiting programs, and treatment programs for parents with drug and alcohol problems, and school-based educational programs on sexual abuse, can prevent maltreatment. They also explore how child protection system agencies, traditionally seen as protecting children who are maltreated from further abuse and neglect, might take a more active role in prevention.

Brief Highlights Findings on the State Children's Health Insurance Program - What has been learned about expanding children's health insurance? This brief summarizes findings from research on the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) conducted by the Child Health Insurance Research Initiative from (primarily) 1999 to 2003. The brief and the research upon which it is based were supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and the Health Resources and Services Administration. Topics include what was learned and policy implications. Figures present data on the unmet needs of children and adolescents by special health care needs status at pre-enrollment and follow-up; children's enrollment in SCHIP at age 24 months; and insurance status of SCHIP enrollees at pre-enrollment and follow-up. Information about SCHIP design and enrollment, definitions, the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009, study methodology and sources, and related studies of interest is also provided.

Analysis Assesses Economic Burden of Disease for Women - Women's Health and Health Care Reform: The Economic Burden of Disease in Women underscores the roles of both preventive care and continuity of care for women across the lifespan, including primary care, specialty care, and pregnancy care. The report, prepared by the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services with support from the Women Donors Network and the Communications Consortium Media Center, is based on secondary data sources from nationally representative surveys. Topics include direct and indirect cost estimates for the major chronic health conditions faced by women (cardiovascular disease, mental disorders, breast cancer, cervical cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, intimate partner violence, sexually transmitted infections, HIV, and AIDS), as well as for health-related behaviors (smoking and obesity). Health disparities in outcomes are also identified. A figure illustrates the range of health care screening, counseling, and early intervention health care services that are important for women at each stage of their lives.

New Report on How Hospitals Use Bilingual Clinicians and Staff - Patients: How Hospitals Use Bilingual Clinicians and Staff to Care for Patients with Language Needs. The report presents findings from a survey to learn more about the individuals in a hospital setting who interact with patients who speak a language other than English. The study focuses on the ways that bilingual clinicians and staff are used, how policies are developed, and how these practices affect the provision of language services.

 

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Faculty Position in Research - University of Washington, Department of Family Medicine - Seattle, WA - The University of Washington Department of Family Medicine seeks a full-time physician faculty member at the assistant, associate, or full professor level to build a strong program of research in clinical practices throughout the five-state region served by the University of Washington. This position will be linked with the University of Washington's Institute for Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) Community Outreach and Research Translation Core (CORT) efforts within the Department of Family Medicine. This faculty member will work closely and collaboratively with ITHS and CORT leadership and staff as well as Departmental faculty and staff. They are seeking a clinician-scientist (MD) or basic scientist (PhD) with excellent core skills in clinical epidemiology and demonstrated expertise in practice-based research in primary care clinical settings. The ability to secure external research funding is essential, as is the ability to effectively communicate findings to policy makers and other stakeholder. Additional responsibilities will include mentoring and training students, residents, fellows, and non-research faculty, and, for clinicians, limited clinical practice and clinical instruction. Appointment will be at the assistant, associate, or full professor level (dependent upon experience and qualifications) in the clinician-educator pathway, with salary appropriate for faculty rank. The University of Washington is an AAEOE. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology - University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Department of Psychology - Baltimore, MD - The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Department of Psychology anticipates two tenure track assistant professor positions in Clinical Psychology beginning in August of 2010. They are academic psychologists to participate in the APA-accredited Clinical Psychology component of our doctoral program in Human Services Psychology (HSP). The HSP program also includes tracks in Behavioral Medicine and Community/Applied Social Psychology, and it emphasizes multi-area training within a biopsychosocial systems perspective. For one of the positions, the applicant should have expertise in Adult Clinical Psychology. For the second position, the applicant should have expertise in Clinical Psychology and Behavioral Medicine. Applicants should have an active research program and commitment to teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate must demonstrate potential for attracting outside funding and mentoring undergraduate and graduate-level research. The department has a strong commitment to diversity, and candidates with research areas focused on minority health and under-served populations are especially encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2009 and will continue until the positions are filled. For more information, please contact Anne Brodsky at brodsky@umbc.edu.

Associate Dean for Extension and Engagement in Human Environmental Sciences - Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service (OCES) and the College of Human Environmental Sciences (CHES)- Stillwater, OK - Applications should include a comprehensive letter expressing interest and describing qualifications, a curriculum vitae and a list of names, addresses and phone numbers of references familiar with candidate's work. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2009. Nominations and applications should be sent to:

Christine Johnson, Associate Dean
Chair - Search and Screening Committee
College of Human Environmental Sciences
Stillwater, OK 74078-6113
405-744-1744; 405-744-7113 (fax)
E-mail: christine.johnson@okstate.edu

Centre Manager - Dalhouise University - Atlantic RURAL Centre - Halifax, NS, Canada - The Centre Manager position is a research administrative position, who is responsible for managing the Atlantic RURAL Centre (www.theruralcentre.com). Under the direction of the Atlantic RURAL Centre Director, the Centre Manager will liaise with Investigators, the Steering Committee, and the Advisory Committee to ensure the successful operation of Centre activities and to promote the long term sustainability of the Centre and its research. The Manager will also be responsible for administration of Centre related activities, completion of Centre reporting requirements to CIHR and other funding partners, coordination of scientific documents as required, provision of Centre budgetary oversight and supervision of the Centre staff, as directed. Other responsibilities may involve support of grant application preparation and tracking Centre operational performance indicators. Occasional travel to meet with our collaborating university partners and other stakeholders may be required. To apply, please go here
http://staffingservices.dal.ca/viewuserposting.php?positionid=1618

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PUBLICATIONS

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

Change Philanthropy: Candid Stories of Foundations Maximizing Results Through Social Justice

By Alicia Epstein Korten

This groundbreaking book shows how to increase funding for social justice philanthropy. Social justice philanthropy provides direct services to alleviate suffering and works to transform the systems and institutions that cause that suffering. Written in an engaging, easy-to-read style, Change Philanthropy offers an insider's view what works and what doesn't work when developing grantmaking strategies in support of social change. It gives clear guidance showcases foundations of all types and sizes including Liberty Hill Foundation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Needmor Fund, Jacobs Family Foundation, Discount Foundation, Global Fund for Women, Schott Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the Open Society Institute. The book also includes a wealth of illustrative examples and contains practical suggestions and tips that can be applied immediately to support any social justice agenda. The book:

· Offers a guide for increasing funds for social justice programs
· and suggestions for foundations on which programs to fund
· Gives step-by-step advice for developing a successful grantmaking strategy
· Includes a wealth of examples from leading foundations
· Sponsored by The Center for Community Change

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

Ordering information: http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/books.html

The People Shall Rule: ACORN, Community Organization, and the Struggle for Economic Justice

By Robert Fisher, Editor

With the election of a community organizer as president of the United States, the time is right to evaluate the current state of community organizing and the effectiveness of ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now). Since 2002, ACORN has been dramatically expanding and raising its national profile; it has also been weathering controversy over its voter registration campaigns and an internal financial scandal.

The twelve chapters in this volume present the perspectives of insiders like founder Wade Rathke and leading outside practitioners and academics. The result is a thorough detailing of ACORN's founding and it's changing strategies, including vivid accounts and analyses of its campaigns on the living wage, voter turnout, predatory lending, redlining, school reform, and community redevelopment, as well as a critical perspective on ACORN's place in the community organizing landscape.

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