Member Newsletter of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health


Promoting health through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions
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July 29, 2005

Volume VII Issue 15



Message From Our Executive Director


News From CCPH


Membership Matters


Upcoming Events


2006 Conference Update




Employment Opportunities


Grants Alert!


Calls for Submissions







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National University-Community Partnership Initiative Aims to Recruit Social Workers to Field of Aging


After a highly competitive selection process and rigorous peer-review, The New York Academy of Medicine's Practicum Partnership Program has announced its first ten grantees, listed below.


The funded schools of social work will use university-community partnerships to promote enhanced field rotations, coupled with competency-based curricula and improvements to field instructor roles, to recruit social work students into the field of aging.  Funding for the national initiative is provided by the John A. Hartford Foundation.


The next Request for Proposals will be announced on the PPP's website, on December 1, 2005, with applications due on January 15, 2006.


§         Consortium (3 schools): St. Louis University; University of Missouri, St. Louis; Washington University, St. Louis

§         Fordham University School of Social Work

§         Ohio State University School of Social Work

§         University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work

§         University of Maine School of Social Work

§         University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work

§         University of Utah College of Social Work

§         Virginia Commonwealth School of Social Work




The "Caring for Community" grant program provides funding for service projects that are initiated, developed, and administered by medical students in collaboration with existing community agencies or other medical school outreach activities.  The program is administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges, with funding from the Pfizer Medical Humanities Initiative.


The 2005 grantees are: 1) Baylor College of Medicine; 2) Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; 3) Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans; 4) University at Buffalo, State University of New York School of Medicine and Biological Sciences; 5) University of Massachusetts Medical School; 6) University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; 7) University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; and 8) University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.


The grants awarded to this year's recipients will provide funding to six free medical clinics for the homeless or uninsured, and for two health education and promotion programs. Grant amounts range from $12,000-30,000

over one to four years, based on the type of community service program.




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Sarena Seifer


The CCPH office receives frequent emails and phone calls asking for information, advice and recommended resources on a wide variety of topics related to community-campus partnerships.  This month was no exception, as the sample Q&A’s below illustrate.  We are often able to respond with a detailed answer and referrals to specific people, publications or websites.  More often than not, our response includes the recommendation to post the question on one of CCPH’s electronic discussion groups (listservs) and get even more ideas and suggestions from colleagues from across the country and indeed the world.  


CCPH moderates or contributes to several listservs focused on topics of shared interest, briefly described below.  These listservs are free and you do not need to be a CCPH member to subscribe (although if you find them to be a valuable resource, we hope you will become a paid member of CCPH and take advantage of the full range of membership benefits!

·         The Community-Based Participatory Research listserv was created through a partnership between CCPH and the Wellesley Central Health Corporation to be a resource for sharing knowledge and experience and contribute to strengthening the field of CBPR. To join, click here. For more information on CBPR, click here.

·         The Health Institutions as Community Anchors listserv was created to share information and resources related to the multiple roles that health institutions serve as instruments of community and economic development. To sign up, click here. For more information on this topic, click here.

·         The Community-Engaged Scholarship listserv provides a venue for sharing information and resources concerning the academic review and reward system for health professional faculty involved in community-based participatory research, service-learning and other forms of "community-engaged scholarship." To sign up, click here. For more information on community-engaged scholarship, click here.

·         The Service-Learning listserv sponsored by the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse provides a venue for sharing information and resources on service-learning in higher education, including health professional education. As the Clearinghouse's senior program advisor for higher education, CCPH frequently posts announcements about funding, conferences and publications. To subscribe, click here. For more information on service-learning, click here.


Listserv subscribers often highlight the quality and usefulness of the responses received to their queries.  Consider these unsolicited comments from CBPR listserv subscribers:

Ř       “This is the most responsive and generous listserv to which I have subscribed...It feels good to join a group that understands what it means to be a community.”

Ř       “I have received so many helpful responses that I have been amazed…Thank you for facilitating this.”

Ř       “This listserv has provided very useful information since I subscribed.”


Q: Given the short time frame our trainees have in establishing relationships, mounting and implementing a community-based participatory research project, we are concerned about the degree to which the institutional review board (IRB) process will bog down projects or the process will be too onerous for community organizations to even want to participate.


This issue has come up frequently in CCPH and our Spring 2006 conference will actually have a whole track devoted to ethical issues and challenges in community-campus partnerships (see  Some faculty members teaching courses that involve community-based student projects have received some sort of "blanket IRB approval" for all projects that are done through the course or have established a relationship with the IRB whereby student projects go through an expedited or separate review process.  The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse has two fact sheets on this topic: Research Standards and Protection of Human Subjects and Risk Management and Liability in Higher Education Service-Learning.


Below are links to additional resources that may be helpful:


ţ      The US Department of Energy maintains a Community IRB website for community members of IRBs that has a wealth of information and other resources on it.


ţ      Family Health International’s Office of International Research Ethics (OIRE) has developed a Research Ethics Training Curriculum for Community Representatives to empower community representatives through training and education to act as a competent voice for research participants worldwide. Developed and field-tested in eight countries, the curriculum helps community representatives to understand the research process and their roles and responsibilities as partners of the research team.  It also explains the corresponding roles and responsibilities of IRBs and researchers.


ţ      An issue of Subjects, a newsletter published by the US Department of Education, is focused on CBPR.


ţ      The Research Ethics Website has a variety of resources, including proceedings from a conference on research ethics.


Q: We are working on identifying a concise definition of community-based participatory research (CBPR).  There are several versions, would you please provide one that you recommend which clearly describes the work we are doing.  I want to share it with members of our committee.


The CBPR resources page on the CCPH website uses the clear and concise definition developed by the Community Health Scholars Program: CBPR is a "collaborative approach to research that equitably involves all partners in the research process and recognizes the unique strengths that each brings. CBPR begins with a research topic of importance to the community, has the aim of combining knowledge with action and achieving social change to improve health outcomes and eliminate health disparities."


Another frequently cited definition was developed by Barbara Israel and colleagues: "A collaborative approach to research that equitably involves, for example, community members, organizational representatives, and researchers in all aspects of the research process. The partners contribute unique strengths and shared responsibilities to enhance understanding of a given phenomenon and the social and cultural dynamic of the community, and integrate the knowledge gained with action to improve the health and well-being of community members."


What questions do you have?  Email us and we’ll try to be helpful.  Better yet, sign up for a listserv and post your question there!


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CCPH Announces 9th Conference Call for Proposals. Click here for more information!




Transcript from Online Forum on Service-Learning Partnerships

in Higher Education Now Available!


The handouts and transcript from the first National Service-Learning Clearinghouse online forum:

Service-Learning in Higher Education: Strengthening the Community Partnership is now available online.

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health is the senior program advisor for higher education for the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse and helped to plan the forum. 



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Your Suggestions Requested

In August, the CCPH staff is having a retreat to reflect on our past work and consider our plans for the future – including in the area of membership development. We’re interested in your thoughts on what CCPH’s membership development priorities should be. For example:

·         How can CCPH best support you in your partnership work?


Not Yet A Member?

Join Today!


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


·         What membership benefits do you value the most?

·         What new membership benefits would you like to see offered?

·         What new programs or initiatives would you like to see CCPH undertake?


Please send your ideas and suggestions by Monday August 15 to Thank you!


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



Join CCPH at these upcoming events!





September 15-18, 2005  CUexpo2005: Community-University Research Partnerships, Leaders in Urban ChangeWinnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


CCPH partner Sarah Flicker of Wellesley Central Health Corporation will be representing CCPH at the conference. For more information on the project she is presenting, visit



September 16-21, 2005 National Association of Community Health Centers Annual Convention & Community Health  Institute Miami Beach, Florida


CCPH board chair emeritus, Elmer Freeman, who is also the executive director of the Center for Community Health Education Research and Service (CCHERS), is leading a workshop on the "nuts and bolts" of how and why community health centers can partner with academic institutions. The workshop centers around CCHERS as a "live case example" of CHC-academic partnerships and resources available through CCPH to promote and support these partnerships.


September 19-21, 2005 2nd Conference on Community Based Collaborative Research Portland, Oregon


CCPH is a conference cosponsor and represented on the conference planning committee. For additional information, click here.






October 2-4, 2005 National Outreach Scholarship Conference:  Transformation Through Engagement

Athens, Georgia


CCPH executive director Sarena Seifer is giving an invited presentation entitled "Linking Scholarship and Communities: Findings and Recommendations of the Commission on Community-Engaged Scholarship in the Health Professions.  The session will take place on October 3 from 1:45-3:15 pm.


October 19, 2005 ● Teleconference on Communities & Physicians Together: The 2005 CCPH Award Recipient ● 10 am PST / 1 pm EST. Communities & Physicians Together (CPT) is the recipient of the 2005 Community-Campus Partnerships for Health award. CPT is a partnership that draws upon the assets of communities and physicians-in-training to improve child health and support families in raising healthy children. Employing the principles of asset-based community development, CPT teaches pediatric residents how to identify community assets and resources, build partnerships with community collaboratives, and leverage these partnerships to enhance the capacity to improve child health in each community. Learn more about this award-winning partnership on this teleconference call. To register for the call, click here.


For more information about CPT and the Annual CCPH Award, visit


Nominations for the 2006 Annual CCPH Award will be released in November 2005 and posted at






November 5-9, 2005 CBPR Continuing Education Institute at APHA 133rd Annual Meeting  New Orleans, Louisiana


The ASPH/CDC Community-Institutional Partnerships for Prevention Research Group, for which CCPH is the coordinating agency, is offering a Continuing Education Institute (CEI) on community-based participatory research (CBPR) This CEI is the first part of a two-part CEI on CBPR. For details, see News from CCPH. CCPH will also be exhibiting, stop by and visit us a booth #1915.


For more information and to register for the CEI, visit


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


CCPH members are invited to attend this year’s conference on Making Primary Health Care Work: Challenges for the Education and Practice of the Health Workforce. CCPH administrative director Annika Robbins will be attending and exhibiting. Are you planning to attend the conference? If so, please email let us know by emailing Annika at The deadline for the Call for Abstracts is August 1.




CCPH 9th Conference

Walking the Talk: Achieving the Promise of Authentic Partnerships


May 31-June 3, 2006 ● Minneapolis, MN USA


Call for Proposals Now Available!

Deadline: October 7, 2005


Through the Call for Proposals we invite you to share your knowledge, experience and lessons learned with

hundreds of colleagues who – like you – are passionate about the power of partnerships to transform

communities and academe.   


The Call for Proposals is available online at   


Questions? Please contact Annika Robbins at or (206) 616-3472.


Interested in cosponsoring or exhibiting? Please contact CCPH at


Registration will be available fall 2005!


Additional Information


New Event Listings

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


Sept 7, 2005 · 2:00-3:30 p.m. Eastern · Free Web Conference - Toward a Community Solution: Addressing the Underlying Contributors of Violence Against Women


Sept 14-15, 2005 · Transforming Health Professional Education: Core Competencies, Microsystems and New Training Venues · Chicago, Illinois


Sept 19-23, 2005 · The Cross Cultural Health Care Program’s Institute for Cultural Competency in Health and Human Services · Seattle, WA


Sept 25-27, 2005 · Higher Education for Sustainable Development: New Challenges from a Global Perspective · Lüeneberg, Denmark


Sept 28-29, 2005 · International Symposium on Food and Human Rights: Hunger, Health and Social Well-Being · Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Nov 9-10, 2005 · Building A Hospital/ Faith Community Partnership Conference · Atlanta, Georgia


Dec 11-14, 2005 · The Institute for Healthcare Improvement's 17th National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care · Orlando, Florida


April 19-23, 2006 · 10th Biennial Symposium on Minorities, the Medically Underserved & Cancer: Committed to Eliminating Disparities · Washington, DC



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Secretarial Advisory Committee on the Strengthening America's Communities Initiative Delivers Final Report to Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez

The report details the Committee's recommended actions for improving the way the Federal government administers community and economic development programs. In his Fiscal Year 2006 budget, President Bush proposed the reforming and restructuring of 18 existing Federal development programs.  The new $3.71 billion unified grant-making program will better target assistance and achieve greater results for low-income individuals and families, and economically-distressed areas. Details


Senate Appropriations Committee Restores Funding for Majority of Title VII

Health Professions Program

On July 14 the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to restore funding for the majority of Title VII health professions programs and to give the National Institutes of Health (NIH) a $1 billion increase over the current year's level. The committee voted to report its version of the FY 2006 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill (H. R. 3010, S. Rept. 109-103). The Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee marked up the bill July 12. The House passed its version of the bill on June 24. Read the complete story.


House Subcommittee Approves Higher Education Act Reauthorization Bill

The House Education and the Workforce 21st Century Competitiveness Subcommittee July 14 approved, as amended, H.R. 609, the "College Access and Opportunity Act of 2005," which would reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA), by a party line vote of 18-15.  The full Education and the Workforce Committee is expected to mark-up the bill during the week of July 18. Read the complete story.


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Project Coordinator/Policy Analyst – Community Catalyst – Boston, MA - Deadline: Aug 18Provide policy guidance to regulators and other key decision-makers, serve as a national resource on nonprofit to for-profit conversions, and provide significant outreach to established foundations through research, education, and program development. Questions?


Senior Policy Analyst – Community Catalyst – Boston, MA - Deadline: Aug 18Develop and maintain networks of state and local advocacy organizations, conduct research, and compose written materials related to the organization’s priority areas including Medicaid, insurance reform, tobacco control, and racial and ethnic disparities. Questions?


Deputy Director - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Disparities Solutions Initiative National Program Office - The University of Chicago and National Opinion Research Center partnership will be the National Program Office for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Disparities Solutions Initiative (DSI). The DSI is a major national $6 million 4-year effort to reduce racial and socioeconomic disparities in health care outcomes. For more information, visit; requisition #070202.


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



Emergency Response & Crisis Management Grant Program – Deadline: July 29 - The grant program supports efforts by LEAs to improve & strengthen their school emergency response & crisis management plans, including training school personnel & students in emergency response procedures; communicating emergency plans & procedures with parents; & coordinating with local law enforcement, public safety, public health, & mental health agencies. Additional information is available online


American Honda Foundation Grants Program – Deadline: August 1 - American Honda Foundation Grants Program for organizations working in the areas of youth and scientific education. Maximum Award: $40,000 to $80,000. Eligibility: K-12. Additional information


Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention Models on College Campuses – Deadline: August 1 – The program seek to support projects addressing high- risk drinking & drug use which can become practical models for replication & adaptation in other college communities.  The goals of this program are to identify models of effective campus-based alcohol & other drug prevention programs & disseminate information about these programs to other colleges & universities where similar efforts may be adopted. Additional information is available online


Call for Applications- CDC funding to Enhance Professional Education, Research Infrastructure, and Capacity Building in Minority Serving Institutions - Deadline: August 4 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has an estimated $900,000 in fiscal year 2005 funding to help organizations support professional development, education, research and training for racial and ethnic minorities in the health professions. Among other goals, the program will help organizations strengthen the educational and professional development of minority health professionals and educators. The agency expects to award three grants of about $300,000 each to minority health professions schools and nonprofit organizations representing historically black colleges and universities, tribal colleges and universities, and Hispanic-serving institutions. Details


Demonstration Projects That Improve Child Well-Being by Fostering Healthy Marriages within Underserved Communities – Deadline: August 8 - Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2005-ACF-ACYF-CA-0089 - This US Department of Health and Human Services funding announcement seeks proposals that improve child well-being by removing barriers to and strengthening family formation and healthy marriage in underserved communities. Additional information


* Hematologic Cancer Healthcare Provider Education Program – Deadline: Aug 11 Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-AA191 - A new funding opportunity from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Procurement and Grants Office. The purpose of the program is to provide information and education among healthcare providers with respect to hematologic cancers. The successful implementation of this program will result in increased efforts to address hematologic cancer education, awareness and survivorship among healthcare providers. Additional information


* Cooperative Agreements for Tribes and Tribal Organizations for Tobacco Prevention and ControlDeadline: August 15 - Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-AA066 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Procurement and Grants Office will fund four to six awards in Capacity program and three to five awards in Implementation Program. Additional information


* The Sociological Initiatives Foundation GrantsDeadline: Aug 15 – The Foundation provides grants of $5,000 to $15,000 to support community-based research projects. Areas of interest include but are not limited to social justice, social welfare, human rights, literacy, language learning and use, dialect use and curricular issues in teaching second languages and non-native languages. The Foundation is also interested in supporting research by sociologists and linguists that provide a direct benefit to communities.  Additional information Questions? Contact Prentice Zinn at (617) 426-7080 x307.


Arts in Healthcare Funds - Deadline: August 22 - 2005 Johnson & Johnson (J&J)/Society for the Arts in Healthcare Partnership to Promote Arts and Healing Grant. This grant program seeks to promote the use of the arts to enhance the healthcare experience for patients, their families, and caregivers. Proposals are being sought from healthcare organizations and/or arts agencies working in partnership to produce innovative projects to serve patients, their families, and caregivers in healthcare settings and to promote healing and preventative health.  Additional Information


Challenge Grant Funds Available to Recruit Baby Boomer Volunteers - Deadline: August 22 - The Corporation for National and Community Service has announced the availability of approximately $4 million in Challenge Grants for a small number of nonprofit organizations to expand or launch new programs that encourage the baby boomer generation [born between 1946 and 1964] to become volunteers to help meet important community needs. Additional Information


Call for Proposals: Substance Abuse Policy Research Program – Round X – Deadline: August 23 - The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s program is designed to encourage experts in public health, law, political science, medicine, sociology, criminal justice, economics, psychology and other behavioral and policy sciences to address issues related to substance abuse. Additional information


InformationLinks: Connecting Public Health with Health Information Exchanges - Deadline: Sept 7 - This program will provide grants to support the participation of state and local public health agencies in health information exchanges. The program will make funds available to public health agencies for activities in support of population-based public health services, as opposed to direct provision of health care (e.g., safety-net provider services). The program is designed as a one-time, short-term stimulus to catalyze and facilitate greater participation by public health agencies in health information exchanges. Details


Women Helping Others (WHO) Foundation Grants – Deadline: Sept 13 – WHO supports grass-roots charities serving the overlooked needs of women and children. Specific projects and programs addressing health, education and social service needs are the priority of the WHO Foundation. The Foundation recognizes the value of new programs created to respond to changing needs and will consider funding projects of an original or pioneering nature within an existing organization. Additional information


* Aetna and the Aetna Foundation Announce the 2005/2006 Quality of Care Grants Program: End of Life Program – Deadline: Sept 15 – Aetna believes that all Americans should be empowered to make well-informed decisions about their health care, including care they receive at the end of their lives. Please visit the Foundation's Website for additional information including program schedule, funding categories, eligibility and electronic submission procedures.


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.


Call for Proposals- HRSA Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program - Deadline: Sept 16 - Program encourages the development of new and innovative health care delivery systems in rural communities that lack essential health care services. The emphasis of the grant program is on service delivery through creative strategies requiring the grantee to form a consortium with at least two additional partners.  For example, through consortia of schools, churches, emergency medical service providers, local universities, private practitioners and the like, rural communities can create hospice care, bring health check-ups to children, and provide prenatal care to women in remote areas. Estimated $10 million in grants. Details


International Research Collaboration Behavioral, Social Sciences – Deadline: Sept 21 - Funder's Fund ID:  PAR-05-073 - An important role of the Fogarty International Research Collaboration (FIC)is to foster discovery and reduce global health disparities through the support of international cooperation across the continuum of basic, clinical and applied biomedical, and health sciences. Additional information


Call for Proposals- HRSA Rural Health Network Development Program - Deadline: Sept 26 - Support development of rural health networks. Grant funds are used to support activities that strengthen the organizational capabilities of these networks whose purpose is to overcome the fragmentation and vulnerability of providers in rural areas. Estimated $1.44 million in grants. Details


Captain Planet Foundation – Deadline: Sept 30, and Dec 31 - The Captain Planet Foundation funds hands-on environmental projects to encourage youth around the world to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities. Additional information


Toshiba America Foundation Grants – Deadline: Oct 1 - The grants seek to support projects designed by classroom teachers to improve K-12 science and mathematics education. Additional information


Collaborative Multisite Research in Addiction (COMRAD) – Deadline: Oct 1 - The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) seeks to increase the collaboration of investigators at two or more sites in order to address critical issues in the epidemiology, services, and prevention of substance abuse and related disorders that require sample sizes greater than a single site can reasonably attain. Complete Announcement


Mini-Grant Program for Service-Learning – Deadline Oct 14 - Constitutional Rights Foundation's Robinson Mini-Grant Program for service-learning projects designed to address serious community issues. Maximum Award: $500. Eligibility: K-12.


* Aetna and the Aetna Foundation Announce the 2005/2006 Quality of Care Grants Program: Depression Program – Deadline: Oct 15 – Aetna believes (and substantial research has documented) that improving mental health can improve physical health and quality of life. Please visit the Foundation's Website for additional information including program schedule, funding categories, eligibility and electronic submission procedures.


Building Human Capital, Disparities and Public Health - Deadline: Oct 15 - The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has posted a Call for Proposals related to build the nation's capacity for research, leadership and action to address the broad range of factors that affect health. The program is founded on the principle that progress in the field of population health depends upon collaboration and exchange among the social, behavioral and health sciences. The program is intended to produce leaders who will change the questions asked, the methods employed to analyze problems and the range of solutions offered to reduce population health disparities and improve the health of all Americans.  Details


National Library of Medicine (NLM) Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health - Deadlines: Nov 1 - The NLM Grants are awarded for the preparation of book-length manuscripts and other scholarly works of value to US health professionals, public health officials, biomedical researchers, and historians of the health sciences. For more information, click here.


Call for Applications: 2006 National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) / AcademyHealth Fellowship – Deadline: Jan 9, 2006 -  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's NCHS and AcademyHealth are seeking applicants for their 2006 Fellowship. This program brings visiting scholars in health services research-related disciplines to NCHS to collaborate on studies of interest to policymakers and the health services research community using NCHS data systems. Additional information can be found at and


Cancer Education (R25E) Grants Program – Deadline: Multiple - Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-05-065 - Educational and research dissemination activities are essential components of the National Cancer Institute's efforts to reduce morbidity and mortality due to cancer. The PHS 398 application instructions are available in an interactive format. For further assistance contact GrantsInfo, Telephone (301) 435-0714.  Link to Full Announcement


Social and Cultural Dimensions of Health – Deadline: Multiple - Funding Opportunity Number: PA-05-029 - The ultimate goal of this National Institutes of Health program announcement is to encourage the development of health research that integrates knowledge from the biomedical and social sciences. The PHS 398 application instructions are available online in an interactive format. For further assistance contact Link to Full Announcement.


Allen Foundation Grants for Nutrition Education– Deadline: Open – The Foundation supports educational nutrition programs, with priority given to training programs for children and young adults to improve their health and development. Maximum Award: Past grants have ranged from $2,000 to $1 million. Eligibility: Schools and school districts should partner with local nonprofits to form nutrition education programs. Additional information


The National Institutes of Health (NIH): Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research – Deadline: Open - Principal investigators holding specific types of NIH research grants (listed in the full announcement) are eligible for available funds for administrative supplements to improve the diversity of the research workforce by supporting and recruiting students, postdoctorates, and eligible investigators from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented. For details, click here. 


Common Counsel's Grantee Exchange Fund (GXF) – Deadline: Open - GXF provides discretionary small grants to build bridges between grassroots organizations throughout the United States to encourage social change organizations to seek technical assistance from one another, and to help build regional and national networks among organizations. Complete information.


Community Participation in Research – Deadlines: May 17, 2006, 2007 - A number of federal agencies, including NIH, CDC and AHRQ have collaborated in the release of program announcement PAR-05-026 on Community Participation in Research. The goal of this PAR is to support research on health promotion, disease prevention, and health disparities that is jointly conducted by communities and researchers. Click here for details.   To view the edited notes and audiofile from a technical assistance conference call for prospective applicants held on January 28, 2005, click here.

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


Lideres de Hoy Essay Contest – Deadline: July 29 - The essay contest is an Allstate and National Council of La Raza (NCLR) initiative to recognize and celebrate the work of Hispanic youth leaders making a difference in the Latino community. Applicants must answer the question:  "As a young leader, how have you been a catalyst for positive change and contributed to inspiring your community?" Additional information


Call for Abstracts for 4th International Conference on Urban Health – Deadline: July 29 – The conference will take place October 26-28, 2005 in Toronto, ON, Canada. This year’s conference theme is Achieving Social Justice in Urban Communities.  Proposals are specifically sought on topics related to community-based participatory research. Information on submitting an abstract.


Has Your Research Made a Difference? AcademyHealth Requests Nominations for HSR Impact Award - Deadline: July 29 – The Award recognizes outstanding research that has been successfully translated into

health policy, management, or clinical practice and, as a result, had a positive impact on health and health care. Additional information


Call for Proposals for a Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Disparities: Translating Research Into Practice – Deadline: July 31 – Sponsored by the Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health. The conference will take place September 8-9, 2005 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Additional information


Call for Nominations- SOPHE Open Society Award - Deadline: July 31 - The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) will inaugurate the Open Society Award at their 56th Annual Meeting on November 5th in New Orleans, LA. This new award seeks to recognize an individual or group who embodies and promotes an Open Society, through research, practice, and/or teaching.  Award recipients will receive a $250 cash prize and one year SOPHE membership (for non-member recipients). Additional information


2005-2006 CDC/SOPHE Fellowships in Injury and Violence Prevention - Deadline: July 31 - One year fellowships. Fellows will work at their own institutions on research or practice-based projects that consider unintentional injury prevention or violence prevention from the perspectives of health education or behavioral science.  Additional information


* Call for Posters: International K-H S-L Research Conference - Deadline: August 1The Conference theme is “Service-Learning Research, Exploring the Premise: Advancing Knowledge & Transforming Lives,” to be held Michigan State University, November 13-15, 2005. Additional information


Scholarships for Post-Graduate Public Health Program - Deadline: August 1 - The Hispanic Dental Association Foundation and the Colgate-Palmolive Company present a scholarship program to Hispanic students enrolled in Post-Graduate Public Health Program. Scholarships will be awarded to support Hispanic students who seek to advance their scientific and applied clinical knowledge in the area of public health to further their commitment to aiding and supporting the Hispanic community. For more information: Additional information


Call for Applications: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tobacco Policy Change Round Two - Deadline: August 1 - A national initiative that provides resources and technical assistance for local, regional and nationally-based organizations and tribal groups interested in implementing effective tobacco prevention and cessation policy initiatives. Details


Call for Papers – Reflections Spring 2006 Special Issue – Deadline: August 1 - Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service-Learning, and Community Literacy will have a special issue on Re-writing the Community Writing Course in Spring 2006. It will be guest edited by H. Brooke Hessler and Amy Rupiper Taggart. Please send inquiries to Amy Rupiper Taggart

or Brooke Hessler.


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2005 Physician Faculty Scholars Program – Deadline: August 1 - To strengthen the leadership and academic productivity of junior medical school faculty who are dedicated to improving health and health care. Funding: Up to $300,000 over three years. For more information, click here.


Fulbright Scholar Program for Faculty and Professionals Public Health Awards – Deadline: August 1 - Research, lecturing, and lecturing-research awards are being offered in public health for academic year 2006-2007.  Specific "Public Health" awards are available in Canada, China, Hungary, India, and Ukraine. Public health is also among the requested specializations for awards in the social sciences or sciences, public administration, and mountain studies in other countries, and in the multi-country regional research programs in Africa and the Middle East/South Asia. Visit the CIES for more information. Request an application.


Excellence in Economic Development Awards 2005 – Deadline: August 12 - The Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Awards Ceremony will be held at EDA's "Symposium for 21st Century Economic Development" on September 22, 2005 at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia. View the brochure.


Call for Abstracts for Unite For Sight’s 3rd Annual International Health Conference – Deadline: August 15 - The conference will take place April 1-2, 2006 in New Haven, Connecticut. The theme is Empowering Communities to Bridge Health Divides. Its purpose is to provide an international forum for the exchange of ideas about original health and medical research and international service. Details


The Clarence H. Moore Award for Voluntary Service – Deadline: August 15 - To recognize the benefits that the voluntary/non-governmental sector contributes to the public health mission and to improving the lives of the peoples of the Americas, the Pan American Health and Education Foundation established the Clarence H. Moore Award. This award calls attention to the achievements of NGOs operating in Latin America and the Caribbean in public health, and celebrates these achievements. Additional information


Call for Papers – 26th Annual Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Conference on Health and Families – Deadline: August 22 – The conference will take place March 1-4, 2006 in Austin, TX. The conference theme is “The Call for Leadership: Improving Health Through Partnerships.” The SFTM conference will provide a form where those involved in teaching, providing, or conducting research in family and contextually centered care join to present and discuss their best thinking and practice.


Call for Papers: Mental Health - Deadline: August 26 - Preventing Chronic Disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's peer-reviewed electronic journal established to provide a forum for public health researchers and practitioners to share study results and practical experience, is accepting manuscripts for their March 2006 issue on mental health. For more information:


Healthy Vision Community Awards Program To Support Healthy People 2010 Vision Objectives - Deadline:  August 31 - The National Eye Institute announces the 2006 Healthy Vision Community Awards Program, providing funding for the implementation of health education activities that support the Healthy Vision 2010 objectives and the Healthy People 2010 goals to reduce health disparities and improve quality of life.  The focus of the 2006 awards is on diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, occupational eye injury, personal protective eyewear, and vision rehabilitation. Details


Community Colleges Invited to Apply for MetLife Foundation Community College Excellence Award - Deadline: August 31 - The Award celebrates and highlights the accomplishments of colleges that are helping less-advantaged youth and adults succeed and advance in college and careers. The award recognizes community colleges whose policies and practices provide pathways to opportunity for large numbers of individuals. Visit the Jobs for the Future for details.


Call for Applications-Ethics of Prevention and Public Health Fellowship - Deadline: Sept 1 - In July 2002, the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program established specialty training in the ethics of prevention and public health. The CPFP has for years provided a multidisciplinary training environment for postdoctoral biomedical and social scientists, clinicians, and public health professionals. Training in the ethics of prevention and public health represents a new initiative within this well-established and highly regarded program. In addition to its unique features, the structure of this training is identical to that of the parent program, including eligibility, stipends, benefits, application procedures, and evaluations. Additional Information


Call for Nominations for the Fifth Annual Delta Omega Award for Innovative Public Health Curriculum – Deadline: Sept 2 – As part of its efforts to promote excellence in public health education, research and practice, Delta Omega created this award to highlight public health courses that are integrative, practice-oriented, and multi-disciplinary. Additional information


* Call for Proposals-2006 Association for Community Health Improvement (ACHI) Annual Conference – Deadline: Sept 9 - Proposals to present your organization's or community's successful practices and tools - in a compelling way that helps others advance their work - are welcome in four Topic Tracks: Maximizing Access to Care; Innovating for Community-based Chronic Disease Prevention; Transforming Systems for Health Improvement; and Achieving Results and Demonstrating Value. The conference will take place March 14-16, 2006 in Phoenix, AZ. Additional information


* Harvard Macy Institute Programs in Professional Development - Deadline: Sept 10 - Program dates are January 8-18 and May 21-26, 2006 at Harvard Medical School, Boston. This is a professional development program for faculty who are training students in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing healthcare education and are interested in enhancing their skills as educators and facilitators of reform. Details


Call for Proposals for Second Annual International Conference on Social Science Research – Deadline: Sept 15 - This interdisciplinary conference will draw together faculty members, research scientists, and professionals from the social sciences, and provide them with the opportunity to interact with colleagues from the same field and from other, related fields. Cross-disciplinary submissions are particularly encouraged as is participation by international scholars. Additional information


Award Available for Best Medical Student Paper in Preventive Medicine – Deadline: Sept 20 - The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) is offering an award for the best paper on preventive medicine written by a medical student. The winning paper will be published in the American Journal of preventive Medicine. The author will receive a $1000 prize and will be honored at the ACPM's annual meeting. All prevention-related topics will be considered. Additional information, contact: Erica Frank.


Call for Proposals for the 17th Annual National Service-Learning Conference: We the People – Deadline: Sept 26 - The conference will take place March 22-25, 2006 Philadelphia, P.A. Come present to the largest gathering of youths and practitioners from the service-learning field including educators in K-12 and higher education, youth leaders, trainers, policy-makers, grantees, researchers, funders and many others. Download an application at or call the Conference Hotline at (800) 366-6952, or email for further information.


Journal of Interprofessional Care (JIC) Call for Papers - A Competition for Students – Deadline: Sept 30 - JIC invites teams of student authors from pre and post-licensure programs in any country to submit manuscripts to be considered for publication in a special supplement. CCPH's executive director Sarena D. Seifer serves on the Journal's North American editorial board. Journal's Notes for Contributors Questions?


Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars Program - Deadline: Oct 15 - This program is designed to build the nation's capacity for research, leadership and action to address the broad range of factors that affect health. The program is founded on the principle that progress in the field of population health depends upon collaboration and exchange among the social, behavioral and health sciences. The program is intended to produce leaders who will change the questions asked, the methods employed to analyze problems and the range of solutions offered to reduce population health disparities and improve the health of all Americans.  More details and how to apply 


Making a Difference Award – Deadline: Oct 15 - This Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association  Award recognizes excellence in a science program developed and implemented by middle level science teachers, grades 6-8. Entries must show innovative and effective teaching strategies combined with a science program that has influenced students to explore and investigate science and its application to global problems. Additional information


* Call for Papers - 10th Biennial Symposium on Minorities, the Medically Underserved & Cancer: Committed to Eliminating Disparities - Deadline: Oct. 31 – The conference will take place April 19-23, 2006 in Washington, DC. Additional information


Call for Papers - 19th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD) in Melbourne, AustraliaDeadline: Oct. 31 - The Program Committee invites submissions for symposia and posters from all those with an interest in research on human development. This includes ISSBD members, non-members, researchers, practitioners, and students.


Call for Papers: The International Journal of Public Sector Management Special Issue on Knowledge Management and Mobilization: Emergence, Experiments, Incentives, Infrastructure and Strategies - Deadline: Oct 31 - Issues of importance, addressed at an international, national, regional or provincial, or local level. Guest editor: CCPH Member Peter Levesque, Knowledge Exchange Specialist, Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Canada. Details


Do Something BRICK Awards – Deadline: Nov 1 - The Awards honor 6 outstanding youth leaders who develop projects to improve their community.  Maximum Award: $5,000 scholarship and a $5,000 grant. Eligibility: Students age 18 and under. Additional information


Call for Papers: Action Research Special Issue: Insider Action Research - Deadline: Nov 1 - Seeking contributions from people who have undertaken action research in their own organizational systems (organization, association, community, family). Seeking contributions from across organizational sectors including business, education, healthcare, nursing, social work, voluntary, aid and development, arts, public service, community development, and from any position on a hierarchical ladder. Details


*Call for Papers: Academic Exchange Quarterly Special Issue for Fall 2006 - Deadline: August 31, 2006The Fall 2006 issue will focus on the implementation of Problem Based Learning at all levels of the curriculum, including medical programs. Additional information


Call for Papers: Academic Exchange Extra, a Monthly Peer-Reviewed On-Line Forum - Deadline: Ongoing Submissions are invited from undergraduates, graduates, and educators. AEE presents ideas, research methods, and pedagogical theories leading to effective instruction and learning regardless of level, subject or context. They also seek cogent essays, poetry and fiction. Contact Elizabeth Haller with questions. Details


Call for Papers for the National Civic Review - Deadline: Ongoing – The journal publishes essays and reports written by civic activists, community practitioners, theorists, and scholars in the fields of public administration, community building, political reform, government, and social problem solving. Additional information  


Call for Papers for COMM-ORG – Deadline: Ongoing - COMM-ORG is the On-Line Conference on Community Organizing and Development. Are you writing a paper, thesis, or dissertation on: community organizing, community development, community planning, community-based research, and/or a related area? COMM-ORG is looking for papers to post on the COMM-ORG Papers page.  To submit a paper, contact the editor, Randy Stoecker. You can also find out more by clicking here.

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


Monograph on Higher Education Collaboratives for

Community Engagement & Improvement


The papers offered in this monograph are the result of the Wingspread Conference on Higher Education Collaboratives for Community Engagement and Improvement, conducted on October 27-29, 2004, in Racine, Wisconsin. The conference, the second of a three-part series, was sponsored by the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good at the University of Michigan School of Education, the Johnson Foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Cheryl Maurana, founding CCPH board chair and senior associate dean for public and community health at the Medical College of Wisconsin, officially represented Community-Campus Partnerships for Health at the conference.


The monograph includes a paper by David Cox and CCPH executive director Sarena Seifer on "Challenges to Community-Higher Education Partnerships: A Call to Action."


For more information visit the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good.




Articles of Interest to CCPH Members in the July, 2005 issue of

Health Promotion Practice


·         Community Involvement in the Conduct of a Health Education Intervention and Research Project: Community Action Against Asthma by Katherine K. Edgren, Edith A. Parker, Barbara A. Israel, Toby C. Lewis, Maria A. Salinas, Thomas G. Robins, and Yolanda R. Hill Health Promot Pract 2005 6: 263-269. View the article.


·         Fostering Youth Leadership to Address Workplace and Community Environmental Health Issues: A University-School-Community Partnership by Linda Delp, Marianne Brown, and Alejandra Domenzain Health Promot Pract 2005 6: 270-285. View the article.



Physician's Curriculum in Clinical Nutrition: Primary Care


The curriculum guide has been updated, June 2005. This guide, authored by the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine's Group on Nutrition, has a long history of providing information (competencies, methods of teaching, best practices, mentors and resources, web links) to implement the Recommended Core Educational Guidelines for Family Practice Residents on Nutrition. The first curriculum guide was published in 1987.


Additional information


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