CCPH Partnership Matters Newsletter
©2005 by Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
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Volume VII, Issue 6, March 18, 2005
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INTERNATIONAL DISCUSSION OF COMMUNITY-BASED RESEARCH AND OTHER WAYS TO STRENGTHEN CITIZENS’ INVOLVEMENT IN RESEARCH
At the beginning of February, more than 250 people from 30 countries all over the world participated in a three day international conference in Seville, Spain which focused on the theme of Advancing Science and Society Interactions. The conference, organized by Living Knowledge, the International Science Shop Network, offered a unique opportunity for scientists, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners in community-based research to share experiences and build networks.
CCPH was excited to attend the conference and present CCPH resources and experiences in two workshop sessions.
From the diverse palette of presentations and workshops, several conclusions can be drawn:
For more information about the International Science Shop Network, visit the Living Knowledge website.
To view the CCPH presentations given at the conference, click here.
MARKETING HEALTHY FOOD TO KIDS: INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE MEETING
Children's media and food companies recognize that they have a role to play in improving children's nutritional health, but their participation in the drive against childhood obesity works best when it dovetails with business interests, according to speakers at a Jan. 27 meeting of the IOM's Committee on Food Marketing and the Diets of Children and Youth.
Food companies know that healthy foods for children are at least a hot trend, if not a lasting market force, according to Ellen Taaffe, vice president of health and wellness marketing at PepsiCo. "We think wellness will be one of the biggest growth opportunities for our industry over the next several decades, on par with what convenience has been in the last several decades." PepsiCo's collection of "good-for-you and better-for-you" foods, like oatmeal, baked chips and low-sugar juices "is growing at almost twice the rate of the rest of our portfolio and contributing half of our total revenue," Taaffe said. The company believes that food choices are mostly a matter of "individual motivation" and that PepsiCo's job is to provide consumers with healthy choices if they want them, she added.
Marva Smalls, an executive vice president at the children's cable channel Nickelodeon, said the channel "has been on a reconnaissance mission" for a year to find out how kids eat, how parents control their children's eating habits and how advertising can improve both of those factors. As a result, Smalls said, Nickelodeon advertisers now feature healthier products with more realistic portion sizes. The channel works with advertisers to make the ads more nutrition-friendly, but has no qualms about refusing ads that do not meet Nickelodeon's healthy eating guidelines, according to Smalls. "That said, banning all food advertising, as some suggest, would be counterproductive," she added. "Because that could take us back to the days when PBS was the only source of quality children's programming. Every other broadcaster is a for-profit company whose primary source of revenue is advertising. It is this revenue that enables us to be a positive force."
Victoria Rideout, M.A., of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, said public service ads promoting healthy eating could help stem childhood obesity, but they face tough competition. "The biggest obstacle in this regard is the small amount of time available for public service advertising. When McDonald's or Coke or any other food company launches a marketing campaign for kids, they buy an enormous amount of airtime and they target networks and shows that are most watched by kids," said Rideout, vice president of the foundation's Program for the Study of Entertainment Media and Health. Public service ads on all issues run for an average of 17 seconds per hour on all broadcast channels and about seven seconds on cable channels, Rideout said.
To listen to more of the committee presentations, click here.
NADINNE CRUZ RECEIVES ALEC DICKSON SERVANT LEADER AWARD
The National Youth Leadership Council is proud to name internationally respected speaker, author, and education consultant Nadinne Cruz as the 2005 Alec Dickson Servant Leader Award recipient.
For more than two decades, Cruz has advanced service-learning nationally and internationally, dating back to her pioneering leadership with the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs in St. Paul, during the 1980s and early 1990s. As Associate Director and then Director of the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University, 1994-2003, Cruz demonstrated courage in pushing an elite research university not only to accept service-learning, but to embrace it. The Haas Center, transformed during her tenure, now holds the top position in U.S. News and World Report’s ranking of service-learning among colleges and universities. Under her guidance, the center also developed model service programs that are replicated on other campuses. Cruz’s greatest legacy, though, may be the students she inspired, many of whom have pursued lives of service, and the faculty members she trained, who continue to reach even greater numbers of students. Cruz served as a mentor for CCPH’s first service-learning institute, held on the Stanford campus and modeled after a training model she helped to develop. Currently, Cruz is consulting on various projects, including some with California Campus Compact; writing a book on service-learning; and mentoring former students, staff and emerging young leaders in the field.
The Alec Dickson Servant Leader Award is given annually to honor exemplary leaders who have inspired the service-learning field, positively impacted the lives of young people and motivated others to take up the banner of service. The year’s award will be presented at the National Service-Learning Conference, March 18, in Long Beach, California. The award is named for British humanitarian Alec Dickson (1914-94) Nobel Peace Prize nominee and founder of Community Service Volunteers and Voluntary Service Overseas ¾ whose vision, innovation and commitment inspired many individuals to lead lives of service. His legacy continues to influence young people, teachers, agencies, schools and communities. Dickson was the honorary Board Chair of NYLC.
For more information, contact Megan McKinnon.
The CCPH board of directors met in Chicago this past weekend, hosted by the Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where board member Cynthia Barnes-Boyd directs the Neighborhoods Initiative.
Board members play a pivotal leadership role in governing CCPH, providing strategic direction and continually tackling the tough questions before us. Questions such as: What are the ends we are seeking to achieve? Who are our owners and to whom are we accountable? What do we mean by community? How do we model the authentic partnerships we espouse?
This board meeting was marked by a number of important discussions and decisions. A roundtable dialogue with leaders from local community-based organizations helped to deepen our understanding of the challenges and rewards of community-campus partnerships in an urban environment that is home to many higher educational institutions. The board appointed Ella Greene-Moton, Program Coordinator and Community Liaison for the Flint Odyssey House, Inc. Health Awareness Center in Flint, Michigan as our new board chair-elect. The board also set out a process and timeline for recruiting new board members to begin three-year terms in September 2005 (see details below). At the close of the meeting, the board recognized the many valuable contributions of outgoing board member Terri Kluzik, Associate Director of the Center for the Health Profession at the University of California-San Francisco, who served on the strategic planning committee that led to the creation of CCPH in 1997 and has served with distinction on the board ever since. Elmer Freeman, Executive Director of the Center for Community Health Education Research and Service in Boston was also applauded for his exemplary leadership this past year as board chair. Renee Bayer, Community-Academic Liaison Coordinator at the University of Michigan School of Public Health’s Office of Community-Based Public Health, steps into the board chair role at the next meeting in September in Toronto. To learn more about the incredible group of people who comprise the CCPH board, click here. To find out what’s involved in serving on the CCPH board, and how to apply for a board position, please read on…
NEWS FROM CCPH
CCPH is Recruiting New Board Members – Applications Due May 9, 2005
CCPH is recruiting new board members who will begin three-year terms in September 2005. Applications are due Monday May 9, 2005. We are searching for individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, with a broad range of experience and expertise, a passion for community-campus partnerships, ties to multiple networks and organizations, and the time and ability to contribute to a working board. We are especially interested in receiving applications from:
§ Students in undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs
§ Individuals from community-based and faith-based settings
§ Individuals with experience and expertise in community and economic development
§ Individuals with experience and expertise in fundraising
§ Individuals with experience and expertise in policy analysis, policy development and/or advocacy
Click here for more information and details on how to apply.
Please Join Us in Welcoming our New Program Assistant
Originally from New Brunswick, Canada, Anne Moreau graduated from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, in 1995. More recently, she completed the University of Washington’s Certificate Program in Editing before becoming a teacher’s assistant in that program in 2005. She has worked as a freelance editor and proofreader and as an administrative support person to nonprofits. She enjoys working in the nonprofit world and hopes to combine that work with her editorial skills. Anne joined CCPH in March, 2005. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (206) 543-8178.
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Apply now for CCPH's 8th Summer Service-Learning Institute, to be held June 17-20, 2005 in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State. Applications must be received by April 15, 2005. Combining the best of CCPH's past introductory and advanced institutes, this summer's institute features two tracks designed to meet the needs of both novice and experienced service-learning practitioners in the health professions. Application materials and other details are available by clicking here.
Save the Date! Developing and Sustaining Partnerships for Community-Based Participatory Research: A Skill-Building Institute for Partnership Teams to be held August 5-8, 2005 in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State. The institute is based on the training curriculum developed by the Community-Institutional Partnerships for Prevention Research Group to build the capacity of communities, public health agencies and academic institutions to engage in CBPR. Applications will be available later this month. To receive an application by email, please send your request to Anne Moreau.
Your Membership Benefits — CCPH Online Membership Directory
As you probably know, CCPH has an online membership directory that is exclusively for use by members. In your orientation packet you received your unique username and password so that you can log onto the directory. The directory offers many powerful advantages, including a searchable database to allow members to locate other members in their area, in their discipline or by other searchable, relevant criteria. The directory is password protected in order to ensure the privacy of information. CCPH members and staff are the only people allowed unrestricted access. Click here to login. You will need to know your username and password to login. If you do not know this information, have forgotten it or are having any trouble, please contact Anne Moreau.
Your Membership Profile
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NEW & RENEWING MEMBERS
Please Join Us in Welcoming the Following New CCPH Members!
*joined between January 1, 2005 and March 15, 2005
Abesamis, Noilyn, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
Alexander, Beth, George Washington University, Washington, DC
Barton, Phoebe, Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center, Alamosa, CO
Belansky, Elaine, Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center, Alamosa, CO
Bernas, Judy, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Berry, Diane, Yale University, Dunbury, CT
Borden-Conyers, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI
Bowie, Janice, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Bray, Paul, UHS, Greenville, NC
Brown, Allison, Bridges to Healthy Communities, Glen Ellyn, IL
Clarke, Bobbi, University of Tennessee Extension, Knoxville, TN
Creekmore, Mark, Ann Arbor, MI
Cruz, Andrea, SE Georgia Communities Project, Lyons, GA
Davis, Sue, Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center, Alamosa, CO
Dunlap, Jean, American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC
Dwyer, Michael D., Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, OH
Evans, Timothy, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Farnsworth, Ellen, Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, ME
Fields, Tina, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX
Fontaine, Sherry, D’Youville College, Buffalo, NY
Fox, Earl, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Frank, Jean, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Franke, Todd, UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Los Angeles, CA
Frey, Cathy, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI
Ganley, Barbara, Dominican University of California, Sonoma, CA
Garcia, Richard, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX
Glover, Todd, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Goldberg, Clara, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Gustis, Steve, American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC
Halbert, Chanita, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Halfon, Neal, UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Los Angeles, CA
Hoar, Sandra, George Washington University, Washington, DC
Jacobowitz, Barbara, Treasure Coast Health Council Riviera Beach, FL Kozak, David, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO
Lawrence, Robert, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Levesque, Peter, Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, ON
Logan, Barbara, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Merritt, Brenda J., Project Renewal, Inc., New York, NY
Mitra, Shubanker, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
Morris, Terri, University of Illinois at Chicago Neighborhoods Initiatives, Chicago, IL
Okafor, Chinyelu, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Perez, Victor, UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Los Angeles, CA
Kozak, David, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO
Perrit, Onalie, Sullivan County Community College, Lock Sheldrake, NY
Pongthai, Sompol, Mahidol University/Ramathibodi Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
Rey, Mariano Jose, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
Robbins, Christine, University of Texas Health Science Center,San Antonio, TX
Sanders, Lawrence, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Satcher, David, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Sisk, Rebecca, Dunlap, IL
Snider, Sherry K., University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
Spears, William, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX
Swyers, Kathleen, St. Louis Community College – Forest Park, St. Louis, IL
Timmons, Shirley, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Tsang, Thomas, Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, New York, NY
Tuton, Lucy W., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Ursua, Rhodora, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
Uyeki, Terry, Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center, Alamosa, CO
Walker, Rae, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
Weiss, Kay, Sun Healthcare, Puyallup, WA
Wolfe, Shelli, George Washington University, Washington, DC
Woodhouse, Lynn, East Stroudsburg University, Ponte Vedra Breach, FL
Thank You to these Renewing Members for their Continued Support!
*renewed between January 1, 2005 and March 15, 2005
Aisenstein, Hillary, Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development, Philadelphia, PA
Anderson, Heather, University of California, San Francisco, Fresno, CA
Banchoff, Ann W., Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Barnes-Boyd, Cynthia A., University of Illinois at Chicago Neighborhoods Initiatives, Chicago, IL
Barsi, Eileen, Catholic Healthcare West, San Franciso, CA
Belliard, Juan Carlos, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
Bernadett, Martha, Molina Health Care, Long Beach, CA
Beversdorf, Sarah J., Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Bilton, Michael, Association for Community Health Improvement, San Francisco, CA
Blossom, H. John, University of California, San Francisco, CA
Blumenthal, Daniel S., Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Bollom, Deborah D., University of Texas, Houston, TX
Bone, Lee R., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Booker, Duncan, Glasgow Healthy City Partnership, Scotland, United Kingdom
Bosold, Susan, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI
Bruns, Karen, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Buchi, Karen F., South Lake Valley Health Department, Salt Lake City, UT
Canales, Mary, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Carzo, Janine M., St. Elizabeth Family Medicine, Utica, NY
Castro, Juan F., Coastal Bend Health Education Center, Corpus Christi, TX
Cleghorn, Dean, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Lawrence, MA
Cottrell, Kristy, South Lake Valley Health Department, Salt Lake City, UT
Coudret, Nadine, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN
Daneman, Barry, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO
DeFor, Valerie, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
Doromal, Quintin S., American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC
Downing, Diane, Georgetown University, Stafford, VA
Downs, Anne Mejia, Indiana University, Zionsville, IN
Dyjack, David T., Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
Elias, Thistle, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Engeswick, Lynette, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
Erickson, Mark, Carroll College, Waukesha, WI
Felton, Bette. B., California State University at Hayward, Concord, CA
Ferretti, Charlotte, San Francisco State University, CA
Fitzgerald, Kathryn, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Flood, Lawrence, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY
Foss, Mike, Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, MA
Frankford, David, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ
Freeborne, Nancy, George Washington University, Washington, DC
Freeman, Elmer R., Center for Community Health Education Research and Service Inc, Boston, MA
Gaede, Donn, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
Garcia, Carol, Coastal Bend Health Education Center, Corpus Christi, TX
Gaskie, Sean, Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa, CA
Glassman, Paul, University of the Pacific, San Francisco, CA
Gordon, Bethany A., Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
Greenan-Naumann, Ann, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Harper, Doreen C., University of Massachusetts Worcester, MA
Harris, E. Nigel, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Herring, Patricia, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
Herth, Kaye, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
Hill, Pamela B., San Antonio College, San Antonio, TX
Hodge, Cynthia, University of Connecticut Health Center, New Britain, CT
Jenkins, Carolyn, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Jones, Shantell Smith, Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Baton Rouge, LA
Joyce, Marianne, Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, MA
Judge-Ellis, Tess, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Juliar, Kristin, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
Jurkowski, Janine, University of Albany, Rensselaer, NY
Kaufmann, Juli, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Khavarpour, Freidoon, University of Sydney, Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia
Kirchhoff, Stephen E., Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
Koester, Lois, Coastal Bend Health Education Center, Corpus Christi, TX
Kosinski, Ross J., Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ
Laidlaw, Scott, Center for Community Health Education, Research and Service, Boston, MA
Lang, Janell, Owens Community College, Toledo, OH
Leto, Theresa, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN
Levitt, Jane, Lehman College, City University of New York, Bronx, NY
Maltby, Hendrika, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Martin, Diane, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN
Maurana, Cheryl, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
McDowell, Bobbie, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
McGee, Anastasia, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Minkler, Meredith Ann, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Moore, BJ, California State University, Bakersfield, CA
Nelson, Lee, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Nieb, Sharon, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Nightingale Gillespie, Nancy, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN
Nocella, Kiki C., University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA
Oakley, Christine K., Pullman, WA
Pappas, Phillip, Community Human Services, Pittsburgh, PA
Prelow, Cheryl, Texas Health Resources, Arlington, TX
Primm, Denise, Tennessee Primary Care Association, Brentwood, TN
Proulx, Donald E., Arizona Area Health Education Center Program, Tucson, AZ
Raimer, Ben G., The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Rembolt, Penny, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Roberts, Richard, Utah State University, Logan, UT
Rose, Barbara, Child Policy Research Center, Cincinnati, OH
Russell, Beverly, Center for Community Health Education, Research and Service, Boston, MA
Rust, George, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Scaringe, John, Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, CA
Schafer, Patricia, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI
Scharf, Mary Ann, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
Schrop, Susan Labuda, Northeastern Ohio Universities, Rootstown, OH
Schultz, Gary, Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, CA
Selig, Suzanne, University of Michigan, Flint, MI
Siu, Lily, Danville Area Community College, Danville, IL
Smith, Francoise, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Solon, Mary Kay, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN
Sowan, Nancy, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Stanton, Timothy K., Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Stelzner, Sarah, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
Stevenson, Audrey, South Lake Valley Health Department, Salt Lake City, UT
Stockert, Nancy, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
Tartt, Nancy, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
Taylor, Heidi, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX
Thomas, Huw, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL
Tobias, Gene, Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, CA
Tomey, Ann M., Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
Treadwell, Henrie, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
VanderWerf, Marilyn, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI
Verlaan, Vincent, University of British Colombia, Vancouver, Canada
Village, David, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI
Willaert, Anne, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
Woodruff, Judith, Northwest Health Foundation, Portland, OR
Younkin, Sharon, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Zimny, Nancy, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
CCPH MEMBERS AUTHOR ARTICLE ON SERVICE-LEARNING IN NURSING EDUCATION
CCPH member Kathleen Nokes is the lead author of an article titled, Does Service-Learning Increase Cultural Competency, Critical Thinking, and Civic Engagement? To prepare for community engagement and partnerships with diverse communities, nursing students must understand the principles of service-learning, as well as the essential skills needed to work within a democracy. The purposes of these two pilot tests were to develop a 15-hour service-learning intervention; refine the 15-hour service-learning intervention; and explore whether participation in the intervention made a difference in the critical thinking, cultural competence, and civic engagement of nursing student participants.
Nokes KM, Nickitas DM, Keida R, Neville S. J Nurs Educ. 2005 Feb;44(2):65-70. Does service-learning increase cultural competency, critical thinking, and civic engagement?
JOIN CCPH AT THESE UPCOMING EVENTS
For more event listings, visit CCPH’s website conference page.
June 17-20, 2005: CCPH’s 8th Summer Service-Learning Institute in Leavenworth, Washington. Combining the best of CCPH's past introductory and advanced institutes, this summer's institute features two tracks designed to meet the needs of both novice and experienced service-learning practitioners. Applications must be received by April 15, 2005. For details, click here.
August 5-8, 2005: Developing and Sustaining Partnerships for Community-Based Participatory Research: A Skill-Building Institute for Partnership Teams in Leavenworth, Washington. The institute is based on the training curriculum developed by the Community-Institutional Partnerships for Prevention Research Group to build the capacity of communities, public health agencies and academic institutions to engage in CBPR. Applications will be available later this month. To receive an application by email, please send your request to Anne Moreau.
NEW EVENT LISTINGS
For details on all upcoming event listings, CCPH’s website conference page
April 13-16, 2005: Behavioral Medicine and Public Health: Promoting the Health of Individuals, Families, Communities, and Populations 2005 Joint Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions in Boston, MA.
May 5-6, 2005: Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Physician Workforce Research Conference in Washington, DC.
June 2-4, 2005: 15th Annual International Conference on Servant-Leadership in Indianapolis, IN.
June 6-7, 2005: 12th Congress of Health Professions Educators in Washington, DC.
June 20-24, 2005: Summer Workshop on Poverty in America: Empirical Trends and Theoretical Explanations in Ann Arbor, MI.
July 12-15, 2005: The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)-Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) 2005 Joint Conference in Boston, MA.
September 15-18, 2005: CUexpo2005: Community-University Research Partnerships, Leaders in Urban Change in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
October 26-28, 2005: 4th International Conference on Urban Health in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
President Bush Cuts $1 Billion in Public Health Funding
In a letter delivered to President Bush and the entire Congress, over 400 health organizations expressed concern that the Presidents Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 budget request proposes to cut funding for public health agencies and programs by over $1 billion below FY 2005 levels. At a time when our nation is experiencing serious shortages in our public health and healthcare workforce and faces sharp declines in the coming decade across all health professions, the Bush Administration proposes to eliminate most federal programs that ensure these professionals are trained and available in medically underserved areas. On a positive note, the President proposed a significant, 17% increase for Community Health Centers, and in his recent State of the Union Address expressed his inspired vision of a health center in every community that needs one. However, it is unclear who will staff those centers without a matching vision for our nation’s healthcare workforce. The letter urges that at minimum federal public health agencies and programs need an increase of $3.5 billion to begin to address these critical challenges facing our nation. Comparing the public health community’s recommendation with the Presidents budget for public health, Coalition for Health Funding President, David B. Moore stated, of the Bush Administrations FY 2006 budget falls far short of this goal and in doing so misses the opportunity to protect and improve the health of millions of Americans. Download the letter that was delivered to the President and Congress.
Reviewers Sought for Book Proposal on Health Literacy
Jossey-Bass is giving serious consideration to a proposal for a new textbook on Health Literacy. If you teach a course that relates to this topic, or have a strong professional interest in it, and would be willing to share your opinion, please reply back to Andy Pasternak, senior editor, for more details.
Steps to Counter Rising Medical School Tuition and Student Debt
The Association of American Medical Colleges issued a report last week calling for greater accountability, transparency, and predictability in the tuition and fee-setting processes of U.S. medical schools. "Medical Educational Costs and Student Debt," is the product of a working group convened by the AAMC that included a medical school dean, financial aid and student affairs officers, medical students, resident physicians, and a medical economist. While noting that a career in medicine remains an excellent investment, the report cautions that unless significant changes are made, the future affordability of a U.S. medical education may be in jeopardy, particularly for applicants from low socio-economic groups, as well as racial or ethnic groups underrepresented in medicine. This recent report is a follow-up to a previous AAMC tuition and indebtedness study that was featured in a recent issue of the journal Health Affairs. For more information, click here.
Summer Global Health Rotations from Child Family Health International (CFHI)
Community Medicine: Ecuador
Spanish speakers will find this Amazon-based site one of the most exotic places to study medicine in the world. See how indigenous cultures interact with the modern Ecuadorian cultures that sit on the edge of the Amazon jungle. Clinical sites include locations deep in the jungle only accessible via canoe and plane. Read more about this program & eligibility here.
Introduction to Traditional Medicine: India
Visit the rural Himalayas to learn about how traditional healthcare practices still inform the daily practices of medical professionals and communities in Northeastern India. Explore Ayurveda, Acupressure, Reiki, yoga, massage and herbal traditions of the area. Read more about this program & eligibility here.
Urban & Rural Comparative Health: Ecuador
Experience the differences between urban and rural healthcare in Ecuador through this unique immersion in both types of clinical environments. Half of your time will be spent in the metropolis of Quito, nested in the Andean mountains; the other half in Chone, a smaller town an hour from the famous Ecuadorian coast, where clinical sites offer a deeper look into rural communities’ health needs. Spanish lessons are woven into program curriculum. Read more about this program & eligibility here.
National Public Health Week (NPHW) 2005: Toolkit Now Available
NPHW 2005 is dedicated to empowering Americans to live stronger, longer. During the week of April 4 - 10, the American Public Health Association (APHA) and its partners will promote the three "Ps" for adding more healthy years to life: (1) Preventing health problems by practicing healthy living; (2) Protecting your health through early detection and screening; and, (3) (Developing a) Plan to manage your health that will promote a high quality of life in later years. As a grassroots campaign, partner participation is essential to its success. More than 130 partners and six sponsors are supporting APHA's efforts to raise public health awareness, including CCPH. The materials for NPHW 2005 are now available.
Executive Director, Organization: Global Health through Education, Training and Service, Inc. Attleboro, Massachusetts. Application - Deadline: March 27
Global Health through Education, Training and Service (GHETS) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health in developing countries through innovations in education and service. GHETS facilitates partnerships between communities, healthcare providers and training institutions, leveraging local assets to meet the needs of underserved populations. GHETS works in close partnership with the Network: Towards Unity for Health. For more information, please visit.
For a complete listing of all current Grants Alert, click here.
Grant Opportunity: Training Health Care Providers on Pesticide Issues – Deadline: March 28
The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) is soliciting proposals for cooperative agreements to support its national initiative to improve the training of health care providers in recognition, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of pesticide poisonings. EPA will establish two cooperative agreements to create institutional change through education, professional training, and the development of new resources and tools on pesticide-related health conditions. One cooperative agreement will focus on creating institutional change in educational settings; the other cooperative agreement will focus on promoting such change in practice settings. Click here for full details about these funding opportunities, including instructions on how to apply.
Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program – Deadline: March 30
The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service announces the availability of grant funds and requests applications for the Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program (CFPCGP) for fiscal year (FY) 2005 1) to support the development of Community Food Projects (termed Community Food Projects) with a one-time infusion of Federal dollars to make such projects self-sustaining and 2) for projects that provide Training and Technical Assistance on a nationwide or regional basis to entities interested in developing new Community Food Projects or assisting current grantees. View the full announcement.
School and Community Organizations Invited to Apply for Garden Teaching Grants - Deadline: March 31
Through the Healthy Sprouts Award program, the National Gardening Association and Gardener's Supply Company have partnered to support schools and community organizations that use gardens to teach about nutrition and explore the issue of hunger in the United States. Each of twenty-five selected programs will receive an award package of seeds, tools, garden products, and educational resources for growing a vegetable garden. Five of these programs will also receive $500 in cash and a $200 gift certificate to the Gardener's Supply Company catalog. The selection of winners is based on the demonstrated relationship between the garden and nutrition education and hunger awareness. At least 10 percent of the food produced from the program should be donated. For more information, click here.
Grants Available to Increase Involvement of People with Disabilities in National and Community Service – Deadline: April 12
Grant funds are available from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to support partnerships that engage people with disabilities in national and community service. The special competition will focus particularly in two areas: engaging disabled veterans in service to their communities, and assisting young people with disabilities in the transition from school to adult life.
Application materials for this Disability Outreach competition are available on the CNCS website under "Funding and Initiatives". The TDD number is 202-565-2799. For further information or for a printed copy of this NOFA and the supplementary information and application guidelines please call (202) 606-5000 x 280, or send an e-mail to email@example.com
Cancer Education (R25E) Grants Program – Deadline: Multiple
Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-05-065. Educational and research dissemination activities are essential components of the National Cancer Institute's efforts to reduce morbidity and mortality due to cancer. This funding opportunity provides support: for innovative educational programs to motivate biomedical and other health science students to pursue cancer related careers; for short courses to update cancer research scientists in new scientific methods, technologies and findings; and for training of cancer care clinicians and community health care providers in evidence-based cancer prevention and control approaches. The PHS 398 application instructions are available in an interactive format. For further assistance contact GrantsInfo, Telephone (301) 435-0714. Link to Full Announcement
The National Institutes of Health (NIH): Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research – Deadline: Open
Principal investigators holding specific types of NIH research grants (listed in the full announcement) are eligible for available funds for administrative supplements to improve the diversity of the research workforce by supporting and recruiting students, postdoctorates, and eligible investigators from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented. The NIH recognizes a unique and compelling need to promote diversity in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences research workforce. The NIH expects efforts to diversify the workforce to lead to the recruitment of the most talented researchers from all groups; to improve the quality of the educational and training environment; to balance and broaden the perspective in setting research priorities; to improve the ability to recruit subjects from diverse backgrounds into clinical research protocols; and to improve the nation's capacity to address and eliminate health disparities. For details, click here.
CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS
For a complete listing of all current Calls For Submissions, click here.
Call for Proposals for Health Equity and Diversity Conference – Deadline: March 31
The conference will take place on June 10-12, 2005 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The conference is a “community summit” that focuses on health needs and issues in relation to diversity. For more information, click here.
AHRQ Summer Intern Program – Deadline: April 1
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has extended the deadline for submission of applications for volunteer summer internships. The announcement is posted on the AHRQ web site under Job Vacancies and on the Research Training page. For more information, click here.
Call for Proposals for the Participatory Development (PD) Forum International Conference – Deadline: April 5
The conference will take place August 14 - 17, 2005 in Ottawa, Canada. The Participatory Development (PD) Forum is an international network of development practitioners, NGOs, action-researchers, private sector representatives and policy makers committed to promoting a philosophy of participation that advocates for people's capacity and right to define and control their own development, in order to achieve social justice and equality. For more information, please visit PD Forum Website.
Training, Internships, Exchanges, and Scholarships – Deadline: April 15
A 2005 Special Request for Applications has been issued for the United States - Mexico Training, Internships, Exchanges, and Scholarships (TIES) Initiative. It is anticipated that approximately ten awards will be made, for completion by September 2008, in the areas of 1) Rural and Micro-finance; 2) Democracy; 3) Environment; 4) Rural Prosperity for Small-Scale Producers; and, 5) Health. For details, click here. For further information see the USAID web site.
Lienhard Award – Deadline: April 30
The Institute of Medicine is accepting nominations for the Gustav O. Lienhard Award. The award, a medal and $25,000, recognizes individuals for outstanding achievement in improving health care services in the United States. More information on this award is available.
Call for Abstracts for the 15th Annual Midwest Stream Farmworker Health Forum – Deadline: May 20
The forum will take place November 10-12, 2005 in South Padre Island, Texas. The Stream Forums represent a combined national effort to enhance the cultural competence of migrant health providers and others who work with the population, create networking and collaboration opportunities, and to identify additional resources, program models and effective training for the more efficient provision of health care services to farmworkers. The Midwest Farmworker Stream Forum offers farmworker-specific continuing education accreditation in the following disciplines: Medical, Dental, Nursing, Health Education, and Social Work. For more information, contact the National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc.
Entries Invited for Rap-It-Up/Black AIDS Short Subject Film Competition - Deadline: May 27
Black Entertainment Television (BET), the Black AIDS Institute, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, and the YWCA USA have launched the 2nd Annual Rap-It-Up/ Black AIDS Short Subject (RIU/BASS) Film Competition. Following a successful first year that included more than six hundred screenplay submissions, the competition is designed to give potential filmmakers another opportunity at cinematic showmanship while highlighting the issues of HIV prevention, testing, and treatment, and the devastating impact of HIV/AIDS on individuals and families in African-American, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-Latin communities in the United States. This year, submitted entries are expected to evoke fresh and culturally unique storylines that encompass HIV/AIDS issues within the black community. The winner will receive up to $25,000 to produce his/her winning short film. The winning film will air on BET sometime around World AIDS Day on December 1, 2005, and be submitted to independent film festivals around the world. The RIU/BASS competition is open to all races and ethnicities; however, submissions must address the issue of HIV/AIDS and the black community. Early submission deadline is May 2 ($50 entry fee); the final submission deadline is May 27 ($75 entry fee). The application package will be available for download at the Black AIDS Institute Website.
Sarnat Award in Mental Health – Deadline: May 30
The Institute of Medicine is accepting nominations for the Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat Award in Mental Health. This international award recognizes individuals, groups, or organizations for outstanding achievement in improving mental health and is accompanied by a medal and $20,000. More information on this award is available.
Second Annual State of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Report
Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of the CDC, released this report which highlights agency achievements, progress on the Futures Initiative and the strategic goals and challenges of the CDC. The full State of the CDC report can be downloaded.
Health Affairs Examines Progress Toward Ending Health Disparities
Articles in the March/April issue of Health Affairs address the role of government and policy in helping to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health care. The authors assess progress made in the three years since the Institute of Medicine report on health care disparities, “Unequal Treatment,” and suggest ways to eliminate disparities in health and health care that still exist.
YouthNet, a program of Family Health International, is pleased to announce Youth InfoNet No. 12 and No.13, which include summaries of 38 recently published research studies on youth reproductive health and HIV prevention. You can read these two issues online.
New International Journal of Servant-Leadership
The purpose of The International Journal of Servant-Leadership is to publish cutting-edge essays, theory, and research that will further the influence of servant-leadership globally, in the scientific community, in the world of business, political inquiry, and social justice, as well as across the academic disciplines. The journal reflects the ideals of educating the whole person, living a life of personal courage and moral discernment, and striving to be a person for others in order to help heal the heart of humanity. The journal is founded on Greenleafs notion that the true test of a servant-leader is that those around the servant-leader become more healthy, more wise, more free, more autonomous, and better able themselves to become servants; and the least privileged of society are benefited or at least not further deprived. For more information, click here.
New Resource Guide for Prenatal Care
The National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health at Georgetown University provides a new resource guide about prenatal care, which includes a selection of current resources that analyze prenatal health statistics, describe effective prenatal care programs and report on research aimed at improving prenatal care access, quality and outcomes (MCH Library release, 2/22). For more information, click here.
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New Grants Alert announced in this newsletter are noted with an asterisk (*).
Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP) – Deadline: March 21
Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-020305-002. The MSEIP is designed to effect long-range improvement in science and engineering education at predominantly minority institutions and to increase the flow of underrepresented ethnic minorities, particularly minority women, into scientific and technological careers.
Cancer Prevention and Treatment Demonstration for Ethnic and Racial Minorities – Deadline: March 22
Funding Opportunity Number: CMS-5036-N. The Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medcaid Services, is soliciting proposals from interested parties to implement and operate cooperative agreement demonstration projects. These demonstration projects will focus on new and innovative intervention models that improve the quality of items and services provided to target individuals in order to facilitate reduced disparities in early detection and treatment of cancer; improve clinical outcomes, satisfaction, quality of life, and appropriate use of Medicare-covered services and referral patterns among those target individuals with cancer; eliminate disparities in the rate of preventive cancer screening measures, such as pap smears and prostate cancer screenings, among target individuals; and promote collaboration with community-based organizations to ensure cultural competency of health care professionals and linguistic access for persons with limited English proficiency. Each project will stress the use of evidence-based, culturally competent models that will target efforts to decrease risk factors and increase screening rates and access to treatment and survival for cancers of the breast, cervix, colon, or prostate. For details, click here.
Cancer Prevention and Treatment Demonstration for Ethnic and Racial Minorities – Deadline: March 23
This grant program is primarily to reduce disparities and improve early detection and treatment for cancer for American Indian (including Alaskan Native, Eskimo and Aleutian), Asian American and Pacific Islander, Black, and Hispanic Medicare beneficiaries. Demonstration sites will provide services to facilitate cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment, helping minority beneficiaries "navigate" the healthcare system in a more timely and informative manner. Screening and diagnosis facilitation services will target four cancers--breast, cervix, colon/rectum and prostate. Treatment facilitation services will target these four cancers and lung cancer. To view the program announcement, click here. For more information, click here. Please address any questions about this matter to CPTDEMO@cms.hhs.gov.
Department of Education's 2005 Grant Competition – Deadline: March 25
The U.S. Department of Education is accepting applications for the 2005 Grant Competition to Prevent High-Risk Drinking or Violent Behavior Among College Students. The goal of this grant program is to provide funds to develop or enhance, implement, and evaluate campus- and/or community-based prevention and early intervention strategies to prevent high-risk drinking or violent behavior on campus. The Department anticipates awarding an estimated 20 new awards, at an average level of approximately $100,000 to $150,000 per year depending on the scope of work. Projects will be funded for one year with an option for an additional year, contingent upon substantial progress by the grantee and the availability of funds. Please see the Federal Register, the Department's Web site, or the Grant Opportunities page of the Higher Education Center's Web site for more information.
* Grant Opportunity: Training Health Care Providers on Pesticide Issues – Deadline: March 28 Details
* Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program – Deadline: March 30 Details
Youth Violence Prevention through Community-Level Change – Deadline: March 30
Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-CE05-020 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled, Youth Violence Prevention through Community-Level Change. The purpose of the program is to assess the efficacy or effectiveness of interventions designed to change community characteristics and social processes to reduce rates of youth violence perpetration and victimization. For complete program details, please see the full announcement on the CDC website.
* School and Community Organizations Invited to Apply for Garden Teaching Grants - Deadline: March 31 Details
Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) Offers Grants for Youth-Led Community Research – Deadline: March 31
CIRCLE has announced a new grant competition for community research conducted by young people. Teams of youth researchers working in affiliation with a community organization or institution are invited to apply. Research teams can investigate a community issue of their choice. Topics should be chosen by youth researchers and should be responsive to something they think is important and has implications for the community at large. Teams must have a plan for disseminating their findings and an audience (or audiences) they want to target. Visit the CIRCLE Web site for complete program information and application procedures.
Fannie Mae Foundation Affordable Housing Fellowship Program – Deadline: April 1
The Fannie Mae Foundation, in partnership with the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, is offering the Fannie Mae Foundation Affordable Housing Fellowship Program to support the professional development of senior public and nonprofit officials committed to affordable housing in the United States. The foundation sponsors up to 35 fellowships for elected and appointed officials, as well as senior mangers in the Program for Senior Executives in state and local governments. The three-week summer program is intended to enhance management and decision-making skills of leaders experienced in managing housing and community development programs. For more information, go to the Fannie Mae Foundation website.
Massage Therapy Foundation Grants – Deadline: April 1
Applications are being accepted for community-service grants from the Massage Therapy Foundation. One-year grants will support organizations that provide massage-therapy treatment alternatives to communities that have little or no access to such services.
Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research – 2005 – Deadline: April 1
The Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research program of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) funds highly qualified individuals to undertake broad studies of America's most challenging policy issues in health and health care. Grants of up to $275,000 are awarded to investigators from a variety of disciplines. Successful proposals combine creative and conceptual thinking with innovative approaches to critical health problems and policy issues. Applicants must be affiliated either with educational institutions or with 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations located in the United States. For more information, click here.
Peer Educator Training Sites (PETS) 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.
* Grants Available to Increase Involvement of People with Disabilities in National and Community Service – Deadline: April 12 Details
Mini-Grant from the National Association of Secondary School Principals – Deadline: April 16
The National Association of Secondary School Principals is inviting proposals from public middle level and high schools serving large numbers of low-income students and underrepresented minorities (greater than 40% of student body) to apply for a $5,000 mini-grant to implement a special initiative aimed at strengthening ties between their schools and their students' neighborhoods and communities. They invite principals to submit a proposal that will build bridges between their school faculty and the surrounding community. For more information, click here.
The American Nurses Foundation (ANF) Research Grants Program – Deadline: May 2
Each year, through the Nursing Research Grants program, ANF provides funds to beginner and experienced nurse researchers to conduct studies that contribute toward the advancement of nursing science and the enhancement of patient care. Awards are given in all areas of nursing, including healthy patient outcomes, health care policy development, critical care, gerontology, women’s health, community and family intervention. The application materials are available here or in PDF form.
Office of Child Support Enforcement; Special Improvement Project (SIP) Grants – Deadline: May 3
This grant program is primarily to fund a number of special improvement projects, which further the national child support mission to ensure that all children receive financial and medical support from their parents and which strengthen the ability of the nation's child support programs to collect support on behalf of children and families. View the program announcement.
Community Participation in Research – Deadlines: May 17, 2005, 2006, 2007
A number of federal agencies, including NIH, CDC and AHRQ have collaborated in the release of program announcement PAR-05-026 on
Community Participation in Research. The goal of this PAR is to support research on health promotion, disease prevention, and health disparities
that is jointly conducted by communities and researchers. This PAR invites NIH research project grant (R01) and exploratory/developmental grant (R21) award mechanisms. Click here for details. To view the edited notes and audiofile from a technical assistance conference call for prospective applicants held on January 28, 2005, click here.
National Library of Medicine (NLM) Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health - Deadlines: 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. For more information, please click here.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Funding Announcement – Deadline: June 22
AHRQ has announced ongoing extramural grants for research, demonstration, dissemination, and evaluation projects. For more information, please click here. AHRQ has a database at through which you may access abstracts for active AHRQ grants in your state.
The Charles Frueauff Foundation 2005 Grants - Deadline: 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.
* Cancer Education (R25E) Grants Program – Deadline: Multiple Details
Social and Cultural Dimensions of Health – Deadline: Multiple
Funding Opportunity Number: PA-05-029 The ultimate goal of this National Institutes of Health program announcement is to encourage the development of health research that integrates knowledge from the biomedical and social sciences. This announcement invites applications to (a) elucidate basic social and cultural constructs and processes used in health research, (b) clarify social and cultural factors in the etiology and consequences of health and illness, (c) link basic research to practice for improving prevention, treatment, health services, and dissemination, and (d) explore ethical issues in social and cultural research related to health. - This program announcement is a re-issuance and revision of PA-02-043. The PHS 398 application instructions are available online in an interactive format. For further assistance contact GrantsInfo, Telephone (301) 435-0714, E-mail: GrantsInfo@nih.gov. Link to Full Announcement.
* The National Institutes of Health (NIH): Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research – Deadline: Open Details
COMPLETE LISTING OF ALL CURRENT CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS
New Calls for Submissions announced in this newsletter are noted with an asterisk (*).
* Call for Proposals for Health Equity and Diversity Conference – Deadline: March 31 Details
International Health-Promoting Universities Conference Call for Abstracts – Deadline: March 31
The conference will take place October 3-6, 2005 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It will promote a comprehensive approach to the creation and maintenance of health-promoting universities and colleges from the perspective of people in all areas of campus life. The conference will profile research, programs, and projects that contribute to healthy work, study, and living environments at universities and colleges. For more information, click here.
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. For more information, click here.
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 or Diane Pennessi. For details, click here.
* AHRQ Summer Intern Program – Deadline: April 1 Details
Physician Training Award in Preventive Medicine: American Cancer Society – Deadline: April 1
The American Cancer Society, the largest not-for-profit funding source for cancer research in the United States, invites applications from qualified institutions for the Physician Training Award in Preventive Medicine. This award is designed to support the training of physicians in preventive medicine with an emphasis on cancer prevention and control. The objective of the award is to increase the number of preventive medicine residency programs offering high quality training in cancer prevention and control, and, ultimately, the number of preventive medicine specialists engaged full or part-time in cancer prevention and control.
To apply online and for complete program details, please click here.
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF ) Urban Health Policy Fellowship – Deadline: April 1
The CBCF is currently accepting applications for the 2005-06 Louis Stokes Urban Health Policy Program (CBCF-LSUHPFP). CBCF-LSUHPFP is a leadership development program designed for health policy professionals who, through original research, advanced legislative training and health policy analysis, will significantly aid efforts to eliminate health disparities in the United States and abroad. The primary aims of CBCF-LSUHPFP are to: Increase the pool of qualified ethnic health policy professionals by targeting the next generation of leaders. Facilitate the collaboration of health organizations and governmental agencies to develop health policy and legislation designed to eliminate health disparities. Inform the Congressional Black Caucus and United States House of Representatives Health Agenda about issues related to and ways to address health disparities. To request an application, visit the CBCF website or contact Judy Lubin.
2005 Mutual of America Community Partnership Award – Deadline: April 1
The aim of the Community Partnership Award is to spotlight the important contributions that nonprofit organizations, in partnership with public, private and other social sector organizations, make to society. Each of the award recipients must demonstrate the difference the partnership has made, show the ability of the partnership to be replicated and to stimulate new ideas in addressing social issues, as well as illustrate the partnership’s commitment to advancing the mission and principles of the organization.
* Call for Proposals for the Participatory Development (PD) Forum International Conference – Deadline: April 5 Details
Call for Abstracts for the 2005 Linkages Award - Deadline: April 8
Through the annual Linkages Award, the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice recognizes exemplary community-based collaborative activities between public health practice agencies and institutions of higher learning. This year's award is focused on efforts to better recruit and retain public health workers. Eligible awardees are involved in a partnership between an academic institution and a public health agency or organization and have worked collaboratively to encourage individuals to pursue public health careers. Call for Abstracts
American Geriatrics Society Announces Education for Specialty Residents - Deadline: April 8
The American Geriatrics Society, in keeping with its efforts to help develop leaders in the geriatrics aspects of their disciplines, is seeking proposals for the Geriatrics Education for Specialty Residents (GESR) component of its Increasing Expertise in Geriatrics for Surgical and Related Medical Specialties project. The program, which is funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation, addresses the urgent need to create a structure for developing leaders in geriatrics in academic surgery and related medical specialties. For additional information and to download an application form, visit the AGS Web site.
* Training, Internships, Exchanges, and Scholarships – Deadline: April 15 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
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.
Articles on Social Exclusion, Gender and Conflict Needed for International Development Journal – Deadline: April 15
Women for Women International, a non-profit, humanitarian organization, seeks submissions for the autumn 2005 edition of its bi-annual academic journal, Critical Half, about economic, social, and political issues as they relate to women in international development and post-conflict societies. This issue of the journal will focus on the manifestation of social exclusion during and after conflict with special attention to gender issues. It is important to understand the role that gender plays in social exclusion and the effect that it has on women, as they understand women's experiences to be a barometer for the rest of society. They will look at various manifestations of exclusion in conflict and post-conflict settings: economic, social, cultural, and political, as well as strategies designed to extend opportunities for participation that are shared equitably between men and women. For more information, contact Corey Oser.
Abraham Horwitz Award for Leadership in Inter-American Health – Deadline: April 15
The Foundation is accepting nominations for the Horwitz Award. Nominees must be individuals whose professional achievement in any field of inter-American health stimulates excellence, and has impacted the health of populations across the borders of the Americas. They may be active in their careers, active though in formal retirement or retired having demonstrated an outstanding lifetime career. Complete call for nominations. To make a nomination, please submit and address a letter of introduction on official letterhead and a completed nomination form. For more information, email: email@example.com.
CUexpo2005 Call for Session Proposals – Deadline: April 29
The conference theme is Community-University Research Partnerships, Leaders in Urban Change and will take place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on September 15 - 18, 2005. The conference is hosted by the Winnipeg Inner City Research Alliance and Quest. CUexpo2005 will seek to strengthen the understanding of, and support for, the unique and diverse nature of action-oriented research involving innovative collaboration between University and community partners. They are currently accepting applications for breakout session proposals, from a wide range of participants, on a wide variety of issues, taking diverse approaches to sharing ideas and information. The Call for Session Proposals and Application may be found on the website. Winnipeg Inner city Research Alliance
* Lienhard Award – Deadline: April 30 Details
Health Professional Education Call for Abstracts – Deadline: April 30
Patient/client centered care has become an espoused rule for 21st century health care. Health Professional Education needs to reflect this partnership. Join your interprofessional colleagues at this important conference to establish a vision for health professional education in which patients play an active role that models trends in practice. Participants are invited to present examples of collaborative projects between educators and patient/community groups at the “Where’s the Patient’s Voice in Health Professional Education?” Conference to be held November 3-5, 2005 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. For more information, click here.
* Call for Abstracts for the 15th Annual Midwest Stream Farmworker Health Forum – Deadline: May 20 Details
* Entries Invited for Rap-It-Up/Black AIDS Short Subject Film Competition - Deadline: May 27 Details
* Sarnat Award in Mental Health – Deadline: May 30 Details
Call for Papers for Encyclopedia on Racial and Ethnic Social Justice – Deadline: June 30
Proposed entries requested for a two-volume encyclopedia on racial and ethnic social justice in the United States. Contact A. Aguirre Jr.
Calls for Submissions for Joint Conference – Deadline: Multiple, see below
The National Association of County and City Health Officials and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials have announced their 2005 Joint Conference July 12-15 in Boston, Massachusetts. Particular attention will be focused on the prevention of obesity and related chronic diseases. Call for Panels in Public Health Systems Research – Deadline: February 18. Abstract submissions – Deadline: March 4.
Call for Papers for COMM-ORG – Deadline: Ongoing
COMM-ORG is the On-Line Conference on Community Organizing and Development. Are you writing a paper, thesis, or dissertation on: community organizing, community development, community planning, community-based research, and/or a related area? COMM-ORG is looking for papers to post on the COMM-ORG Papers page. All papers are posted on the COMM-ORG website and announced on its accompanying list-serve, which reaches over 1000 people across more than a dozen nations. They welcome discussion of all papers on the list-serve and encourage our members to also send comments directly to authors. To submit a paper, contact the editor, Randy Stoecker. You can also find out more by clicking here.