for the Engaged Campus
Supported by a grant from
for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) in the US
Department of Education, this national initiative of CCPH in
partnership with the University of Minnesota and the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill aims to legitimize and support
community-engaged career paths in the academy by developing innovative
competency-based models of faculty development, facilitating peer
review and dissemination of products of community-engaged scholarship,
and supporting community-engaged faculty through the promotion and
Funded by the Corporation for National and Community
Service (CNCS), this initiative supports sustained efforts by
schools and graduate programs of public health to reduce racial and
ethnic health disparities through authentic service-learning
partnerships with communities.
as Partners in Cancer Clinical Trials
CCPH and the Education Network to Advance Cancer
Clinical Trials are convening this 3-part invitational conference
series to explore the potential of employing community-based
participatory research principles in therapeutic trial design,
recruitment and retention and dissemination, and to define an agenda
for research, practice and policy. The Agency
for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Cancer Institute are
providing core funding for the conference series.
CCPH is the
Senior Program Advisor for Higher Education for the National
Service-Learning Clearinghouse (NSLC). Funded by the Corporation for
National and Community Service, the NSLC is a web-based
clearinghouse of resources that support service-learning at the K-12,
higher education, tribal and community level. CCPH's role includes the
preparation of fact sheets and
annotated bibliographies on topics of importance to service-learning in
To access the Faculty Toolkit for
Service-Learning in Higher Education, click here.
To access the fact sheets, click here.
To access the bibliographies, click here.
To access quick guides, click here.
To suggest topics for future resources, email us.
|Community-Based Dental Partnership Program Training
and Technical Assistance
training and technical assistance to the Community-Based Dental
Partnership program of the Health Resources and Services Administration
(HRSA) which funds eligible dental schools, postdoctoral dental
education programs, and dental hygiene programs to increase access to
oral health care for unserved and underserved rural and urban
HIV-positive populations. Funding supports oral health service delivery
and provider training in community settings.
Funded by the WK Kellogg Foundation, this initiative
is supporting sustained efforts by schools and graduate programs of
public health to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in
partnership with communities. CCPH is working collaboratively and
intensively with teams from 12 schools and graduate programs as they
develop and implement strategic action plans to become fully engaged
institutions with a focus on eliminating racial and ethnic health
disparities. Consultation is provided by members of the CCPH Consultancy Network. The initiative also
sponsors teleconferences, identifies promising practices and produces
Scholarship for Health Collaborative
With funding from the US Department of
Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
(FIPSE), the Collaborative is a group of 9 health professional schools
that aims to significantly change faculty review, promotion and tenure
policies and practices to recognize and reward community-engaged
scholarship - in the participating schools and their peers across the
Community-Engaged Scholarship in the Health Professions
With funding from the WK Kellogg
Foundation, this Commission is designed to take a leadership role in
creating a more supportive culture and reward system for health
professional faculty involved in community-based participatory
research, service-learning and other forms of "community-engaged
|Health Professions Schools in Service to the Nation
Health Professions Schools in Service
to the Nation was a national demonstration program of service-learning
in health professions education that ran from 1994-1998 and awarded
three-year grants to 17 health professional schools across the United
States. It was a program of the Pew Health Professions Commission and
the National Fund for Medical Education, sponsored by The Pew
Charitable Trusts, the Corporation for National Service and the Health
Resources and Services Administration and administered by the Center
for the Health Professions at the University of Califomia-San
Francisco. The goals of the program were to:
- strengthen partnerships between health professions
schools and communities which address unmet health needs;
- instill an ethic of community service and social
responsibility in health professions schools, students and faculty; and
- equip the next generation of health professionals with
community-oriented competencies necessary to practice in a changing
health care environment.
Click here for publications from the HPSISN
Click here for case studies of many of the
HPSISN grantee service-learning partnerships.
|National Health Service Corps Educational
Partnership Agreement Project
||The National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program
recently reinstated scholarships for 3rd and 4th year dental students.
In exchange for the scholarship, the student agrees to practice
dentistry in an underserved community upon graduation (or completion of
a general dentistry residency). The NHSC believes that the dental
school must be committed to these students and provide a learning
environment that nurtures their commitment to serving the underserved.
This includes providing students with advising and mentoring,
service-learning, cultural competency training and placement
assistance. Dental schools that have signed an Educational Partnership Agreement with the
NHSC agree to provide these opportunities, and in exchange, their
dental students are eligible to apply for the NHSC scholarship program.
CCPH served as a training and technical
assistance contractor for service-learning and community partnerships
during the initiative's first year, 2000-2001. CCPH provided assistance
to all of the dental schools that signed Educational Partnership
|California Public Health Preparedness Corps
examined the possibility of starting this new program with an
AmeriCorps planning grant from the Governor's Office of Service and
Volunteerism. Ultimately, we decided not to move forward with a full
Local public health agencies (e.g.,
local public health departments, community hospitals and community
health centers) serve on the frontlines in responding to many public
health emergencies. While the threat of a bioterrorist event in most
California communities is thought to be low, it
has led many local public health agencies to question their capacity to
prepare for, detect, and respond to emerging health threats. The
majority of local public health agencies lack the resources and
expertise to develop their response capacity, thereby lagging behind in
infrastructure improvements that would enhance their capacity to
protect the public's health.
The California Public Health
Preparedness Corps would utilize the resources of AmeriCorps to
demonstrably increase the ability of local public health agencies to
effectively respond to public health emergencies. The program would
equip health professional students
with the skills and competencies they need to effectively respond to
public health emergencies, through their roles as AmeriCorps members,
volunteers and service-learners.
|The Partners in Caring and
Partners in Caring and Community: Service-Learning in Nursing
Education, a national initiative of CCPH, sponsored by the Helene Fuld
Health Trust, HSBC Trustee, worked with teams of nursing
faculty--nursing students--community partners to:
- facilitate the integration of
service-learning into the curriculum of nursing education at the
associate, undergraduate and graduate degree levels;
- increase the understanding of
and support for service-learning in nursing education nationally; and
- disseminate new knowledge and
information about best practices and models of service-learning and
Following is a list of the
selected teams. Please click on the team to view and print a case
study of their service-learning partnership, printable with Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- Bethel College, St. Paul, Minnesota &
Rice Creek Covenant Church, St. Paul, Min-nesota have developed a
parish nursing program as part of a graduate course on Christian
- Indian Hills Community College(IHCC),
Ottumwa, Iowa & Jefferson County Hospital, Fairfield, Iowa provide
wellness care for the elderly in rural Iowa and SL opportunities in an
advanced nursing theory course as a part of IHCC's associate degree
- Kapi'olani Community College, Honolulu,
Hawaii & American Red Cross, Honolulu, Hawaii provide HIV
prevention education to the community as part of an associate-level
adult health nursing course.
- Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois
& Community Health Improvement Center, Decatur, Illinois provide
care to the medically indigent as a part of an undergraduate community
health nursing leadership course.
- Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing and Allied
Health, Omaha, Nebraska & Catholic Charities, Omaha,
Nebraska provide mental health services in conjunction with an
undergraduate mental health nursing course. Click here
for a PowerPoint presentation on this partnership.
- Stephen F. Austin State University,
Nacogdoches, Texas & East Texas Community Health Services,
Nacogdoches, Texas provide health services to the elderly and other
medically underserved groups in conjunction with an undergraduate
nursing leadership course.
- University of Colorado Health Sciences Center,
Denver, Colorado & La Clinica Te-peyac, Denver, Colorado provide
care to Latino and Asian immigrants as a part of the School of
Nursing's capstone nursing seminar for undergraduate and graduate
- University of Massachusetts, Worcester,
Massachusetts & Community HealthLink's Homeless Outreach Advocacy
Program, Worcester, Massachusetts involve graduate nursing students in
the care of the homeless.
- University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
& Hope House Inc., Independence, Missouri provide services to
survivors of domestic violence in conjunction with the graduate
nurse-midwifery program at the Sinclair School of Nursing.
PCC Program Resources
Please click to view and print these
service-learning tools and resources (some require Adobe Acrobat Reader)
to view a powerpoint presentation on the PCC program.
to view a summary of the next phase of the PCC program.
Please click here for a bibliography with published
abstracts of service-learning resources in nursing.
Please click here
to view service-learning course syllabi and resource materials.
See CCPH's publications page
for information on ordering two related publications: Partners in
Caring and Community: A Team Approach to Service-Learning in Nursing
Education, and Caring and Community: Concepts and Models for
Service-Learning in Nursing.
For further information on the
Partners in Caring and Community: Service-Learning in Nursing Education
program, please contact CCPH at (206)
543-8178 or by email.
|Service-Learning for Family Health
CCPH and the California State
University Chancellor's office collaborated on a state-wide AmeriCorps
program called Service-Learning for Family Health (SLFH) funded by the Governor's
Office of Service and Volunteerism. The program engaged
college students and others in service-learning experiences that
promote healthier communities and provides them with leadership
opportunities. Five CSU campuses participated in the SLFH program in
2002-2003: Sonoma State University, San Francisco State University, San
Jose State University, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and CSU Northridge.
Members served either 450 hours or 900 hours based at community-based
health organizations. SLFH members served the campus and community in
three critical ways: 1) develop new service-learning opportunities and
strengthen existing service-learning opportunities; 2) serve as peer
leaders; and 3) support the community-university partnership.
For more information about the SLFH
program and other service-learning initiatives of the California State
University system, please click here.
Please click here to view the statewide training
proceedings for Fall 2001.
Please click here
to view the program's post-service survey that assesses participant
knowledge about health determinants and perceived sense of civic
|Preparing the Health Workforce of the Future:
Community Voices Service-Learning Partnerships
from the WK Kellogg Foundation, this project was designed to facilitate
and strengthen community-campus partnerships between Community
Voices collaboratives and nearby
colleges and universities, and to articulate the role of communities in
achieving a competent, diverse health workforce. Community Voices
collaboratives in thirteen communities worked to ensure access to
health care for the underserved.
This project was exciting and unique in
that communities seek to engage colleges and universities as partners
in their efforts to meet community needs, improve health and ensure a
competent, diverse workforce. Often, higher educational institutions
"reach out" to the community to fulfill their academic missions of
teaching, research and service. Thus, this effort promised to generate
new knowledge about community-driven service-learning partnerships that
can inform practice across the country.
To view a PowerPoint presentation
describing the Community Voices Service-Learning Partnerships program,
||The HEALTH For All
initiative, funded by the Corporation for National Service, forges a
strategic linkage between community-campus partnerships and the Healthy
People 2010 Objectives for the Nation. The HEALTH For All acronym
stands for Health professional Education's Assets
Leveraged Toward Health
The CCPH Fellows program, funded with
generous support from the Helene Fuld Health Trust, HSBC Trustee, and
the Corporation for National and Community Service, provides support to
community based professionals, academic administrators, and faculty
with significant knowledge and expertise in building and sustaining
service-learning, community based participatory research, and
community-campus partnerships. With support from CCPH, CCPH Fellows
advance and support these concepts in the context of health professions
education and practice.
For a list of 2002/2003 CCPH Fellows
and their projects click here.
For answers to Frequently Asked
Questions about the CCPH Fellows Program, click here.