CCPH Partnership Matters Newsletter

©2005 by Community-Campus Partnerships for Health


Former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher was the opening keynote speaker at the 2004 CCPH/TUFH conference This mural is from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, a community site visit host for the 2004 CCPH/TUFH conference. For more conference photos, click here.

Volume VII, Issue 2, January 21, 2005


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Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leadership Program Awards $1.2 Million to Health Innovators

The Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leadership Program (CHLP) named 10 people to the nation's highest honor for community health leadership. Each will receive $120,000 for their exceptional and effective approach to addressing the myriad healthcare challenges facing people in communities across United States. Whether it's providing basic primary care in non traditional settings, such as a barber shop or a bank, organizing a coalition of chicken farmers and advocates for healthier working conditions, or empowering very sick and dying children through Karate, the 2004 Community Health Leaders have harnessed the power and resources within their communities to address the needs of working poor, uninsured or otherwise vulnerable people living there.


"These committed people have stepped into the breach, providing services and attending to needs that our larger health care system is unable to meet," said Catherine Dunham, program director, CHLP. "They have the wisdom to invest in and educate their communities because they know that the only real way to improve the health of the people in their communities is to prevent illness and injury in the first place." The 2004 leaders represent urban and rural areas of California, Florida, Illinois, New York, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin. They were nominated by community leaders, health professionals, government officials and others inspired by their work in providing essential health services to their communities.


"This impressive group of leaders is committed to addressing problems that affect both the health care and health of those we serve," said Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, president and CEO of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. "We celebrate their accomplishments in inspiring and leading change, and creating solutions to challenges faced by the most vulnerable in our nation." The program awards $1.2 million each year to individuals who have overcome significant challenges to expand access to health care and social services to underserved members of their communities. The winners will be honored at a June 16 event in Washington, D.C. Each will receive $105,000 to enhance their program and $15,000 as a personal award.


Nearly 800 nominations were submitted for this year's honors. Since 1992, the program has given 120 awards to community leaders in 44 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. The Community Health Leadership Program is a national program of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to improving health and health care for all Americans.


For more information, contact the program at (617) 426-9772 or visit the Community Health Leaders website.  



Excerpted from an article by Kim Krisberg in the September 2004 issue of The Nation’s Health


Public health students in New Jersey are taking their education and skills into the community, spreading messages of prevention and good health via an asthma workshop. In 2003, Jaime Madrigano, an MPH student at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Public Health, was looking for volunteer opportunities that would incorporate her experience as a public health student. She decided to contact Bernadette West, PhD, assistant dean of the School of Public Health on the Stratford-Camden campus, who had done similar work with a medical school service group. After a brainstorming session, Madrigano chose to organize a night for public health students to volunteer at a soup kitchen in New Brunswick. The event was a success and the public health student service group soon became known as Volunteer Opportunities in Community-Engaged Service, or VOICES.


During the summer of 2003, Madrigano began planning an outreach project that would attract students and put their practical public health skills to work.  As West had already worked with a local transitional housing facility for women and children, called Amandla Crossing, she recommended Madrigano begin there. Madrigano and West then met with the director of Amandla Crossing, who suggested focusing their outreach on asthma. To prepare for the asthma workshop, Madrigano began recruiting faculty and students via e-mail. She also solicited donations from groups such as the New Jersey Pediatric Asthma Coalition as well as larger companies such as Merck and Astra Zeneca.


In the fall of 2003, public health students and faculty gathered at Amandla Crossing for the asthma workshop, which was designated as an interactive intervention for mothers and their children, according to Madrigano. For the mothers, students presented information on asthma triggers, perceptions and health care as well as when to visit an emergency room and demonstrated asthma devices, such as inhalers. Adolescent children were given a computer game about asthma and the younger kids were show a Sesame Street asthma video and given coloring pages, Madrigano said. A significant number of women and children at Amandla Crossing that night had either had an asthma attack in the past year, had been diagnosed with asthma or had visited an emergency room because of asthma, according to Madrigano, who noted that many of the women may lack the continuity of care necessary to keep their asthma under control. In a post-workshop survey, the mothers showed a lot of improvement in their knowledge, but the kids’ results were mixed, Madrigano said. The students also provided dinner and babysitting during the workshop.


“This was such a learning experience in terms of their being some simple things that you can do to really make a difference,” Madrigano told The Nation’s Health. “One idea can really develop into something that provides good learning experience as well as a real help to the community. West added that volunteering in the community gives students knowledge that’s hard to learn in a classroom. “These are all things you learn about in the classroom, but until you do it in the real world, it’s hard to comprehend the difficulties you might encounter,” she said. “It’s invaluable to have that kind of practice experience in the real world because students see how they run into unexpected challenges and have to quickly adapt.”


For more information on Volunteer Opportunities in Community-Engaged Service, e-mail or


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“We envision a future when everyone with a mental illness will recover, a future when mental illnesses can be prevented or cured, a future when mental illnesses are detected early, and a future when everyone with a mental illness at any stage of life has access to effective treatment and supports - essentials for living, working, learning, and participating fully in the community.”


Vision Statement, President's New Freedom
Commission on Mental Health, 2003



“Even more than other areas of health and medicine, the mental health field is plagued by disparities in the availability of and access to its services.”

Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General, 1999


Community-Campus Partnerships for Health has been invited to join the National Institute of Mental Health’s Outreach Partnership Program.  The program’s objectives are to improve the identification, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illnesses, and alleviate the effects of co-occurring alcoholism and other substance abuse among all Americans. 


As a national partner in the program, CCPH and NIMH will be working over the coming months to identify areas and opportunities for collaboration.   If you are involved in service-learning, community-based participatory research or other community-campus partnerships that address mental health issues, we would like to hear from you about your work and any ideas you may have for how CCPH and NIMH could help to support and strengthen your efforts.    Future issues of Partnership Matters newsletter will highlight models and recommend resources.


On a related note, a new national demonstration program has been announced that connects engaged forms of learning to student mental health and civic development.   Preliminary proposals are due February 15 for projects that will demonstrate what happens when colleges and universities build capacity for engaged learning in ways that promote mental health of students and contribute to their civic development. Funded by the Charles Engelhard Foundation of New York, the Engaged Learning, Student Mental Health, and Civic Development Demonstration Program is exploring specific forms of engaged learning (including service-learning and community-directed collaborative research) and their effectiveness as elements of campus plans to intervene or deter alcohol abuse and depression among students.    For a copy of the RFP, please visit or contact Jennifer Reynolds at 202.884.0815.


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CCPH Announces Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health Collaborative 


Funded by a three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, the Collaborative is comprised of a diverse group of ten health professional schools that seek to recognize and reward community engagement as central to the role of faculty members at their own institutions and nationally.   To read the full press release and learn more about this exciting new initiative, please visit CCPH’s what’s new. CCPH welcomes suggestions of key articles, reports, people and programs that can inform the Collaborative’s work.  Questions and suggestions may be sent to program director Jen Kauper-Brown


Stay connected with the project and related work through the Community-Engaged Scholarship electronic discussion group


What is a Science Shop?


A “Science Shop” provides independent, participatory research support in response to concerns experienced by civil society. Science Shops use the term “science” in its broadest sense, incorporating the social and human sciences, as well as natural, physical, engineering and technological sciences. There is not one dominant organizational structure defining a Science Shop. How Science Shops are organized and operate is highly dependent on their context. Organizations that meet the definition of a Science Shop and do provide civil society with knowledge and skills through research and education on an affordable basis will be taken into account. There are forums for all parties interested in being involved in Science Shops and other forms for community-based research. They can give input to but also get information from the Living Knowledge discussion list, the bimonthly newsletter or this magazine, which provide users with resources and tools related to community-based research.


CCPH Program Director Jen Kauper-Brown will be presenting information about CCPH and our work to advance community-based participatory research at the Second Living Knowledge conference: Advancing Science and Society Interactions in Seville, Spain, February 3-5, 2005. The conference is organized by the International Science Shop Network "Living Knowledge" and supported by the European Commission under its Science and Society Programme. For more information about the conference, visit


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More CCPH members means a diversity of viewpoints, ideas and perspectives and a stronger voice to influence policies that affect community-campus partnerships. When you recruit new members you’ll also reward yourself. When you recruit a new CCPH member, both you and the new member will be entered into a drawing for $100 CCPH dollars. These dollars can be used to purchase CCPH products, such as publications, registrations for CCPH events and additional memberships.  In addition, the CCPH member who recruits the most new members will receive $150 CCPH dollars!  Start recruiting now - this special ends on January 30, 2005!


Just refer your colleagues to join online by credit card or by check.


Make sure the new member enters your name in the application section, “How did you hear about CCPH?” 


If you have any questions, or would like us to send you some CCPH membership brochures, please contact us at (206) 543-8178 or email CCPH.


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CCPH member Dr. James LoGerfo, professor of medicine and health services, has been named to the board of directors of the Comprehensive Health Education Foundation. The Seattle Foundation, started 30 years ago, is a non-profit organization that promotes health and quality of life through education. LoGerfo is also director of the UW Health Promotion Research Center and an attending physician at the Harborview Medical Center Adult Medicine Clinic. He is the former medical director of Harborview Medical Center. Congratulations James!


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Dear CCPH,


We are in search of an individual/organization interested in assisting us in sending scientific journals to libraries or researchers in Cuba or developing countries.  Do you know of someone who can help us? Thanks so much.


Please reply directly to Olivia Carter-Pokras.


Dear CCPH,


I am working with a task-group at CDC to summarize current programs and policies in heart and stroke prevention that have an international component. The information will be used in a document entitled: A Public Health Action Plan to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke. I would be pleased if you could assist me to identify relevant programs and policies in public health units or NGOs, primarily in the USA but also Canada and UK. Thanks.


Please reply directly to Iraj Poureslami.


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For more event listings, visit CCPH’s website conference page.


Technical Assistance Conference Call for Federal Program Announcement


CCPH is sponsoring a technical assistance conference call for prospective applicants to the federal program announcement on Community Participation in Research (PAR-05-026).  We have reached the maximum registration capacity for the call, but you may add your name to the wait list and submit questions by completing the registration form.  For more information, see Upcoming Events.  Notes from the call will be posted afterwards on the CCPH website.  To stay up on the latest community-based participatory research (CBPR) news and announcements, subscribe to the CBPR Listserv.


More resources on CBPR


February 3-5, 2005: Second Living Knowledge Conference: Advancing Science and Society Interactions in Seville, Spain. This international conference provides a forum where information on community based research, carried out in both community and academic settings, can be shared and developed. It reflects the social impact and scientific and democratic value of research from a range of disciplines including social, natural, physical and technological sciences. The conference is organised by the International Science Shop Network "Living Knowledge" and supported by the European Commission under its Science and Society Programme. CCPH Program Director Jen Kauper-Brown will be presenting information about CCPH and our work to advance community-based participatory research. For more information about the conference, visit the Science Shop website.


March 1-3, 2005: Visit the CCPH exhibit at the 19th National Conference on Chronic Disease Prevention and Control: Health Disparities: Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities in Atlanta, Georgia. This conference will focus on efforts to eliminate disparities and will explore more rigorous approaches for accomplishing the Healthy People 2010 objectives. The major goal of the conference is to accelerate the rate of progress in improving the lives for those at highest risk for poor health, including racial and ethnic minorities, and low-income and less educated populations. Visit the CDC Conference Website to learn more.  CCPH will be leading a workshop session on the ASPH/CDC-sponsored community-based participatory research training curriculum.


March 3-5, 2005: Community Health Solutions- Keeping the Drive Alive, the second joint conference of the Association for Community Health Improvement (ACHI) and Communities Joined in Action (CJA) in Tampa, Florida. CCPH will be facilitating an interactive workshop entitled “Health Institutions as Economic and Community Anchors: Case Studies and Practical Strategies” at the conference. Visit the Community Health Conference Website or CJA Online for the latest information and on-line registration.   Visit the CCPH Project Website for more information on the conference presentation.  being presented.





For details on all upcoming event listings, CCPH’s website conference page.


February 2-5, 2005: Nineteenth International Self-Directed Learning Symposium in Cocoa Beach, Florida.


February 16-20, 2005: Preventive Medicine 2005 in Washington, DC.


February 20-23, 2005: A Gathering at Two Rivers: Energizing and Elevating Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in Jackson, Mississippi.


March 17-19, 2005: 32nd Annual National Conference on Collective Bargaining: The Future of Academic Work and Collective Bargaining in New York City.


April 11-13, 2005: Western Region Campus Compact Consortium Continuums of Service Conference in Portland, Oregon.


June 13-15, 2005: 2nd Conference on Community-Based Collaborative Research in Portland, Oregon.


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American Heart Association 2005 Data on US Heart Disease Includes Youth


The American Heart Association's Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2005 Update includes a new section on the metabolic syndrome (MetS) in adolescents that indicates that rates of controllable risk factors for cardiovascular diseases are increasing among America's young people. Christopher O'Donnell, M.D., chair of the association's statistics committee, said many risk factors for heart attacks and stroke "are common, preventable" and are "often present early in life even before middle age, when preventative measures might make a large difference." The study found that about 1 million 12 to 19-year-olds in the United States (or 4.2 percent overall) have MetS, with the most common risk factor being overweight. Nearly 4 million children ages 6-11 and 5.3 million adolescents ages 12-19 were overweight or obese in 2002. More than 10 percent of preschool children between the ages of two and five years were overweight in 2002, up from 7 percent in 1994. Among adults, the prevalence of diabetes has increased 61 percent since 1990.  See the report "Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics -- 2005 Update" by the American Heart Association


Obesity Driving Up Health Care Costs


Health care costs associated with overweight and obesity are substantial and vary according to race and age, according to the latest American Journal of Public Health. Researchers analyzed the relationship between adults' annual health care costs and high body mass index (BMI). Overall, the mean per capita annual health care expenditure (converted to December 2003 dollars) was $3338 before adjustment. For a normal-weight white woman 35-44 years old, the adjusted expenses were $2358, while for women with high BMI, the expenses were $3506. Health care expenditures related to higher body-mass-index rose dramatically among Whites and older adults but not among Blacks or those younger than 35 years. Researchers found no relationship between BMI and gender.


Health Leaders Chart Course to Tackle Periodontal Disease


Oral Health America has announced the formation of the National Periodontal Disease Coalition. The effort grew out of a meeting attended by more than 50 business and professional leaders to address issues surrounding periodontal disease -- an infection that afflicts most adults, but is virtually ignored outside of dentistry. The coalition will work to make Americans start thinking about periodontal disease and its relation to overall health. Attendees at the first of its kind meeting included a diverse array of opinion leaders and decision makers from practices, associations, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, industry, advocacy groups, universities, government agencies, and foundations.  Oral Health America's main objective in bringing the groups together was to investigate opportunities for advancing a national periodontal disease agenda through social marketing strategies -- effectively empowering health professionals and the public to be more proactive in recognition and treatment. For more information visit


Unite For Sight has a New Service-Learning Website


The website is designed for teens. It empowers and educates youth to become involved in the nonprofit organization Unite For Sight by starting an eyeglass drive, raising funds for sight-restoring cataract surgeries in developing countries, and starting a chapter of Unite For Sight at their school.  Unite For Sight is a nonprofit organization that empowers communities worldwide to improve eye health and eliminate preventable blindness.  


Find A Library Service


The National Library of Medicine "Find a Library" service designed for members of the public seeking health information has resumed with fresh data and an updated interface.


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For a complete listing of all current Grant Announcements, click here.


Healthy Communities Access Program (HCAP) - Deadline: March 2


The purpose of the Healthy Community Access Program (HCAP) is to provide assistance to communities and consortia of health care providers and others to develop or strengthen integrated community health care delivery systems that coordinate health care services for individuals who are uninsured or underinsured, and to develop or strengthen activities related to providing coordinated care for individuals with chronic conditions who are uninsured or underinsured.


The Charles Frueauff Foundation 2005 Grants - Deadline: March 15, Sept 15


The Charles Frueauff Foundation focuses on at-risk youths in all its funding categories: education, health, and social services. Tutoring, sexual-health and job-training initiatives receive preference. Other funding priorities include welfare-to-work programs, inadequate day-care systems, and economic-development initiatives.


Peer Educator Training Sites and the Resource and Evaluation Center - Deadline: April 1


This cooperative agreement will be awarded to eligible entities to provide nationwide peer education and training and other technical assistance to increase the number of HIV/AIDS peer treatment educators within Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act funded programs. Funds will also support a Resource and Evaluation Center (REC) which will coordinate and maintain a central repository of training materials, assist in dissemination of successful training strategies, and evaluate outcomes of the PETS program.


Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreements Targeting Ryan White Care Act Title IV Grantees - Deadline: April 2


This Cooperative Agreement is intended to assist in providing training and technical assistance to Ryan White CARE Act Title IV grantees and other programs with an interest in improving access to primary medical care, research and support services for HIV-infected infants, children, youth, and women and their affected families. Applicants will assist the grantees in understanding and putting into action the requirements of the CARE Act and research based best practices for high quality, comprehensive HIV primary care and support service delivery to people living with HIV/AIDS.


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For a complete listing of all current Calls For Submissions, click here.


Invitation to Present: Congress in the Classroom 2005 - Deadline: February 1


The Dirksen Congressional Center invites proposals from scholars who would like to present at The Center's Congress in the Classroom 2005 program. Congress in the Classroom is a national, award- winning education program now in its thirteenth year. It is dedicated to the exchange of ideas and information on teaching about Congress.  It is a three-day workshop for 40 high school teachers from throughout the country. All of them teach American government, American history, civics, or a related subject. The 2005 program theme will be "Our New Congress: The 109th."


National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE) Call for Proposals - Deadline: February 4


The 18th Annual National Forum on Issues of Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education will take place May 31 - June 4, 2005 in New York City, New York. For more information, visit


Engaged Learning, Student Mental Health, and Civic Development Demonstration Program – Deadline: February 15


Preliminary proposals are requested for projects (RFP) that will demonstrate what happens when colleges and universities build capacity for engaged learning in ways that promote mental health of students and contribute to their civic development. For a copy of the RFP, please e-mail Jennifer Reynolds.


Call for 2005 Award for Student Excellence in Public Health Practice - Deadline: February 18


The Association of Schools of Public Health is soliciting nominations for up to two masters and/or doctoral students from each of the 36 member schools of public health.  This award serves to recognize and reward student comprehension, application, and growth regarding public health practice as well as to encourage faculty and students to answer the “how” and “what” questions regarding their interpretation of public health practice and the achievement of practice.


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Seeks Applicants for Post-Doctoral Program - Deadline: February 28


The EPA’s Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory is seeking applicants with a doctoral level degree (PhD, MD, DVM) for openings in their federal post-doctoral program. These post-doctoral candidates conduct high priority environmental research in a wide variety of areas important to protecting human health and the environment. Post-doctoral positions to conduct research on environmental health are anticipated for divisions located in Research Triangle Park and Chapel Hill, NC. Post-doctoral positions to conduct ecology research are anticipated for divisions located in Duluth, MN; Gulf Breeze, FL; Corvallis and Newport, OR; and Narragansett, RI.


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Seeks Pioneer Award Program Applications - Deadline: March 1-April 1


The NIH Director's Pioneer Award Program is designed to support individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose pioneering approaches to major contemporary challenges in biomedical research. The program will award grants to individuals who intend to pursue new research directions that are not already supported by other mechanisms. The program will fund between five and ten awards of up to $500,000 in direct costs per year for five years. Awardees are expected to commit the major portion (at least 51 percent) of their research effort to activities supported by the NDPA.


The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD) Announces Two New Opportunities for PostDocs - Deadline: March 31


EPA's ORD is seeking candidates to fill approximately nine federal, four-year post-doctoral research positions. Recent initiatives at ORD facilities have promoted the conduct of cross-cutting research across the different ORD Labs and Centers in the areas of human environmental exposure-effects and ecosystems. In the human health area, the overall mission for the cross-ORD post-docs will be to move forward more quickly the development and application of exposure, dose and health effects assessment methods or models. In the ecosystems research area, the cross-ORD post-docs will focus on advancing the spatial analyses methods and on their application to water quality, ecological forecasting problems, and linkages between economic drivers and landscape conditions.


Minority Medical Student Fellowship in HIV Psychiatry Application - Deadline: March 31


This new program is intended to identify minority medical students who have primary interests in services related to HIV/AIDS and substance abuse and its relationship to the mental health or psychological well being of ethnic minorities.  For more information contact Carol Svoboda at (703) 907-8642, or Diane Pennessi at (703) 907-8668,


Call for Proposals for Presentations at the Humanitarianism Throughout the World: The Life, Ideas and Enduring Legacy of Dr. Albert Schweitzer Conference - Deadline: April 15


The Conference is scheduled for October 28-29, 2005 in Hamden, Connecticut at Quinnipiac University. Jane Goodall, the world’s foremost authority on chimpanzees and a United Nations ambassador for peace, will deliver the keynote address. Submissions on the topics of theology, environment, health, peace and humanitarian values are welcome, as are papers concerning the concept of “reverence for life,” the idea Dr. Schweitzer felt was his main contribution to the world. Send proposals or inquires to David Ives at


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Street Saints: Renewing America’s Cities


Barbara J. Elliott’s “street saints” are people of every race, class, and religion who use their faith to revitalize neighborhoods and reduce the suffering of others. Ms. Elliott, founder of the Center for Renewal, in Houston, which helps religious groups that provide social services, chronicles the stories of such people and discusses what she believes is the appropriate role of government in supporting their work. http://www.templeton


New Report Examines the Roles of Vice Presidents for Research


The Association of Academic Health Centers (AHC) has issued a report that notes a marked trend to consolidate research administration at academic health centers and strengthen the research infrastructure nationwide. Survey results reported in, "The Organization and Management of the Research Enterprise: Vice Presidents for Research," indicate that academic health center leaders are creating vice presidents of research positions with responsibilities for directing research for the entire academic health center. Among the AHC's findings: Consolidation of research management at the academic health center, rather than at the university level, occurs when most of a university's research dollars are generated by the health center; the majority of vice presidents of research positions report directly to the chief executive officer of the academic health center; and basic and clinical research responsibilities are sometimes split between two vice presidents for research.


Special Journal Feature on Patient-Centered Care


The January issue of Academic Medicine includes seven articles on patient-centered care. Two of these articles are free to non-subscribers: "Teaching the Psychosocial Aspects of Care in the Clinical Setting: Practical Recommendations" and "Characterizing the Patient-Centeredness of Hidden Curricula in Medical Schools: Development and Validation of a New Measure."


The ‘How To’ Grants Manual: Successful Grantseeking Techniques for Obtaining Public and Private Grants, Fifth Edition by David G. Bauer


This guide, part of the American Council on Education-Praeger Series on Higher Education, offers advice on gaining financial support for educational activities, research, and other programs. It is designed both for first-time grant applicants who want to better understand the process and for experienced grant seekers who want to improve their proposal-writing skills and ultimately win more grants.


Managing Risk in Nonprofit Organizations: A Comprehensive Guide


This book is designed to help nonprofit organizations protect their assets and meet demands for accountability. It details risks involving property and employees—such as injuries to clients, poor attendance at fund-raising events, and declines in revenue following natural disasters—and describes under which conditions organizations can be held legally liable. It gives suggestions for appraising risks, including estimating the frequency and magnitude of potential problems. The book also describes how to develop policies to reduce those risks, and how to communicate the policies to employees and others.


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Edited by Annika Robbins

Copyright ©2005 by Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

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


National Library of Medicine (NLM) Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health - Deadlines: Feb 1, June 1, 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.


Social and Cultural Dimensions of Health Program Grant Announcement - Deadline: Feb 1


The ultimate goal of this program announcement is to encourage the development of health research that integrates knowledge from the biomedical and social sciences. For details, visit


Youth Nutrition and Fitness Programs - Deadline: Feb 1


The goal of the General Mills Champions Youth Nutrition and Fitness Initiative is to improve youth nutrition and fitness across the U.S. The Initiative will award 50 grants of $10,000 each to community-based groups that develop creative programs to help youth (ages 2-20) adopt a balanced diet and physically active lifestyle. Grants will be awarded to programs that demonstrate significant potential impact on youth groups that are at-risk or that have an impact on large populations of youth. Nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools/school districts, and Native American tribes throughout the U.S. are eligible to apply. Details:


Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) - Deadline: Feb 23


The National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) and its cosponsors invite institutional career development award applications for BIRCWH Career Development Programs. Programs will support research career development of junior faculty members, known as Interdisciplinary Women's Health Research Scholars, who have recently completed clinical training or postdoctoral fellowships, and who are commencing basic, translational, behavioral, clinical, and/or health services research relevant to women's health. The goal of this initiative is to promote the performance of interdisciplinary research and transfer of findings that will benefit the health of women, including sex/gender similarities or differences in biology, health or disease.


U.S.-Mexico Border 2012 Program - Deadline: Feb 28


The US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6, is soliciting grant and cooperative agreement initial proposals (IP's) for projects in the New Mexico-Texas-Chihuahua and Texas-Coahuila-Nuevo Leo-Tamaulipaus Regional Workgroup areas that address the objectives of the U.S.-Mexico Border 2012 Program.  The U.S.-Mexico Border 2012 Program is a bi-national collaborative effort whose mission is to protect the environment and public health in the U.S.-Mexico border region (100 kilometers either side of the U.S.-Mexico border) consistent with the principles of sustainable development.


* Healthy Communities Access Program (HCAP) - Deadline: March 2  Details


* The Charles Frueauff Foundation 2005 Grants - Deadline: March 15, Sept 15  Details


* Peer Educator Training Sites and the Resource and Evaluation Center - Deadline: April 1  Details


* Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreements Targeting Ryan White Care Act Title IV Grantees - Deadline: April 2  Details



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


* Invitation to Present: Congress in the Classroom 2005 - Deadline: February 1  Details


* National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE) Call for Proposals - Deadline: February 4  Details


The American Public Health Association's (APHA) Call For Abstracts - Deadline: Feb 10


The APHA’s 2005 Annual Meeting will be held in New Orleans, LA on November 5-9, 2005.  APHA invites abstracts that reflect a diversity of community-based public health activities, including basic and applied research projects, interventions, teaching and service learning projects. Of particular interest are presentations that will provide participants with enhanced knowledge and skills to conduct community-based public health activities, as well as those that explicitly describe the application of community-based participatory research to policy change and decision-making at the local, state and federal level. Abstracts will be accepted through the APHA web site,


* Engaged Learning, Student Mental Health, and Civic Development Demonstration Program – Deadline: February 15 Details


Call for Applications: The Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program - Deadline: Feb 15


This program is designed to augment clinical training by providing new skills and perspectives necessary to achieve 21st century leadership positions both within and outside the walls of academia.  The program stresses training in the quantitative and qualitative sciences underlying health services research essential to improving health and medical care systems.  The program's newest iteration will also emphasize community-based research and leadership training. The program offers graduate-level study and research as part of a university-based post-residency training program.  Four participating institutions will be recruiting scholars, including: University of California, Los Angeles; the University of Michigan; the University of Pennsylvania; and Yale University.  Up to 28 scholars will be selected in 2005 for appointments beginning in July 2006. For complete information, see


American Psychiatric Association Scholarships - Deadline: Feb 18


The American Psychiatric Association invites ethnic minority medical students who have an interest in psychiatric issues to apply for the 2005 Minority Medical Student Scholarships and Awards: Travel Scholarships for Minority Medical Students Annual meeting. Students will attend sessions for experts and trainees alike, and be assigned to a mentor.


* Call for 2005 Award for Student Excellence in Public Health Practice - Deadline: February 18  Details


Minority Medical Student Summer Mentoring Program Application - Deadline: Feb 28


This program is intended to identify ethnic minority medical students who have an interest in psychiatric issues and expose students to a setting where they can work closely with a psychiatrist mentor for one month.


* The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Seeks Applicants for Post-Doctoral Program - Deadline: February 28  Details


* The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Seeks Pioneer Award Program Applications - Deadline: March 1-April 1  Details


* The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD) Announces Two New Opportunities for PostDocs - Deadline: March 31  Details


* Minority Medical Student Fellowship in HIV Psychiatry Application - Deadline: March 31  Details


* Call for Proposals for Presentations at the Humanitarianism Throughout the World: The Life, Ideas and Enduring Legacy of Dr. Albert Schweitzer Conference - Deadline: April 15  Details


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