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Promoting health through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions
April 22, 2005
Volume VII ● Issue 8
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Cover the Uninsured Week is May 1-8
Join Community-Campus Partnerships for Health and CCPH Members Across the Country in National Call for Action
Today, 45 million Americans have no health insurance, including more than 8 million children. Cover the Uninsured Week (CTUW) will feature events from coast to coast so that Americans can learn more about this urgent problem and speak up and tell our leaders that health care coverage for all Americans must be their top priority. In hundreds of communities across the country, events will spotlight the fact that too many of us are living without health care coverage. Cover the Uninsured Week 2005 events will include:
For more information visit http://covertheuninsuredweek.org
Building an Academic-Community Partnership for Increasing the
Representation of Minorities in the Health Professions
Abstract of the article written by Katherine Erwin, Daniel Blumenthal, Thomas Chapel, and L. Vernon Allwood in the
November 2004 Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
We evaluated collaboration among academic and community partners in a program to recruit African American youth into the health professions. Six institutions of higher education, an urban school system, two community organizations, and two private enterprises became partners to create a health career pipeline for this population. The pipeline consisted of 14 subprograms designed to enrich academic science curricula, stimulate the interest of students in health careers, and facilitate entry into professional schools and other graduate-level educational programs. Subprogram directors completed questionnaires regarding a sense of common mission/vision and coordination/collaboration three times during the 3-year project.
The partners strongly shared a common mission and vision throughout the duration of the program, although there was some weakening in the last phase. Subprogram directors initially viewed coordination/collaboration as weak, but by midway through the project period viewed it as stronger. Feared loss of autonomy was foremost among several factors that threatened collaboration among the partners. Collaboration was improved largely through a process of building trust among the partners.
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 15 (2004): 589-602.
Seattle University Becomes the First Private College to Admit Tent City
Excerpted from an article by Megan Lee in the January 19-February 1, 2005 issue of Real Change
The 100 homeless campers who make up Tent City 3 (TC3) inhabited the Seattle University (SU) tennis courts January 29 through February 28. “I understand we are the first university in the United States to host a tent city encampment, and we are really looking forward to this opportunity,” says Doctoral student Joe Orlando, who helped dream up the idea. Not only is the university offering a place for 100 people to pitch their tents, the SU community is stepping up to participate. Students and faculty from the Law School are planning to run a weekly law clinic, helping people with everything from immigration to criminal issues. The nursing school will be operating a health desk. The Career Development Center will be doing employment workshops. And throngs of volunteers are working to organize everything from tent setup and takedown to meal planning.
While similar services for homeless and poor people are offered around the city, organizers of Tent City’s visit hope that it will be a positive learning experience for the campus community at large. SU President Steven Sundborg, S.J., feels this is a perfect opportunity for the university to follow the university’s mission statement a little further and for the students to get an inside look at poverty and social vulnerability in America. The plan to host TC3 was born in October 2003, when Sundborg distributed 400 copies of the book Radical Compassion, by Gary Smith, a Jesuit priest from Oregon who has lived among and ministered to the poor since 1969. A group of doctoral students read the book, then suggested hosting the TC3 project for a month. Since SU is a first-time host, campus leaders decided that a month-long hosting period would be a logical beginning. “We see an opportunity, one related to our core commitment of service,” explains Orlando. “This is a chance for us to become further educated about the larger issue of homelessness and challenges we face as a society. To be a place for TC3 to be located. And, for us to learn about them. It’s a mutual exchange.”
Since the decision was made to host the project, planning committees formed and the campus community is getting involved. Two planning groups, one covering community education and the other dealing with direct services for the residents, are working in phases to make this project run smoothly, with overlapping responsibilities. Each component has a number of people working on it. The director of SU’s Social Work Program is compiling a 100-page reader dealing with local homeless issues. The planning committees started by asking TC3 residents how they could help and are working from there.
The fenced tennis courts between 13th and 14th Avenues on Cherry Street, where the TC3 encampment will be located, are generally vacant this time of year, but one of the four courts will remain open for play. The field house, between the tennis courts will be fixed up and used as the dining facility and workshop area – a place for the campus community and the tent community to mingle.
* CCPH and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, published A Guide to Community-Campus Partnerships for Health of People Experiencing Homelessness. This guide is intended as a partnership-building resource for faculty, students and Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) programs. The guide reviews literature on HCH-academic partnerships; provides descriptions of service-learning, clinical service and research partnerships; and includes a variety of resource materials.
Hot Programs at Community Colleges
Excerpted from the AACC Hot Programs at Community Colleges Research Brief by Sara McPhee
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) periodically conducts a survey of community colleges to identify hot programs. Hot programs are defined as those for which there is a large market demand for graduating students. Highlights from the 2004 Hot Programs and Homeland Security Survey include the following:
· Allied health programs were the most frequently identified hot programs across the nation, representing 46.6% of all hot programs.
· Among allied health programs, registered nursing was the most prevalent, constituting 19.6% of all hot programs.
· Allied health programs also were the most frequently added programs in recent years at 26.2%, and industrial skilled trades were the most frequently discontinued programs, also at 26.3%.
· Approximately 65% of respondents indicated that they had in some way reviewed or modified their curriculum in response to increased homeland security training needs.
To read the entire research brief, contact Sara McPhee. To order copies of the brief, click here.
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For details on these new listings and all previously listed upcoming events, visit CCPH’s CONFERENCE PAGE
April 26, 2005 ● 3:00p.m. Eastern ● Telecast on Communities in Transition
April 28, 2005 ● 2:00p.m. Eastern ● Healthy Housing, Healthy Families – KnowledgePlex Online Discussion
May 16-19, 2005 ● Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes Among American Indians and Alaska Natives 2005, Denver, CO
May 19, 2005 ●
12:00p.m. Eastern ●
for Community Health Improvement AudioConference: Community
Benefit and Organizational Strategy with Physicians
May 31 – June 4, 2005 ● American College Health Association Annual Meeting: Charting a Course for College Health Leadership in San Diego, CA.
June 5, 2005 ● Global Health Summit, Philadelphia, PA.
June 6-7, 2005 ● 12th Congress of Health Professions Educators in Washington, DC.
June 20-24, 2005 ● Rethinking Development: Local Pathways to Global Wellbeing in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.
National Women's Health Week is May 8-14
To encourage women to take simple steps towards longer, healthier, and happier lives, this week kicks off with National Women's Check-Up Day on May 9. The goal of National Women's Check-Up Day is to encourage women to schedule an appointment with their doctor or other health care provider for an annual check-up and health screenings. Information about hosting or participating in this and other activities.
Patient Safety Network Website Launched
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has announced the availability of a new website, Patient Safety Network, or PSNet - a national "one-stop" portal of resources for improving patient safety and preventing medical errors. PSNet is the first comprehensive effort to help health care providers, administrators, and consumers learn about all aspects of patient safety.
U.S. College Students Receive Funding to Increase Literacy Rates Among Youth By Volunteering in Communities
Two national nonprofit organizations, Youth Service America and First Book, are teaming up with Verizon Reads, the nation's premier corporate literacy program, to engage youth in the fight for a more literate America. Through the launch of the Verizon Reads Youth Service Fund, Youth Service America will distribute $500 grants to 50 young people who are organizing literacy projects through First Book's Campus Advisory Board network this fall 2005.
New Web Site Allows Consumers to Compare Hospital Quality
The Association of American Medical Colleges, American Hospital Association, and Federation of American Hospitals have launched "Hospital Compare," a consumer-friendly Web site that allows Americans across the country to access information about the quality of care at their local hospitals using government-verified data voluntarily provided by the hospitals themselves. The site is meant to provide understandable, comparative data to assist patients and their families in making important health care decisions. Press Release
Wabash College is Seeking Institutions for Participation in the National Study of
Liberal Arts Education
This is a large-scale, longitudinal study to investigate critical factors that affect the outcomes of liberal arts education. This is one of the most comprehensive national studies of the effects of American higher education on student learning and development ever conducted. The Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts at Wabash's research will help colleges and universities improve student learning and enhance the educational impact of their programs.
For additional information about the study and application forms, please visit the Center of Inquiry's website.
Program Officer – The New York Foundation
Deadline: April 25
The New York Foundation seeks a Program Officer to evaluate funding requests, manage grants, and oversee the Foundation's summer intern small grants program. Candidates should have a commitment to social justice and a familiarity with New York City. Experience with community organizing projects and small nonprofit organizations in New York highly desirable. This job requires excellent writing and communications skills and the ability to review large amounts of written materials. No phone calls or email. Additional information.
Communications Associate - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The RWJF is seeking a Communications Associate to join the Communications unit in support of the Disparities and Quality teams of the Health Care group in Princeton, NJ. The candidate will be responsible for supporting two Communications Officers in managing a portfolio of communications projects for the Foundation and providing communications assistance to grantees. Additional Information
Research Associate – Key National Indicators Initiative
The National Academies (National Research Council) is recruiting 3 research associates to work on the Key National Indicators Initiative (KNII). This initiative seeks to develop a broadly-agreed upon cross-cutting system of indicators that can be used by Americans to better understand and assess the position and progress of the USA. For more information, please contact Dr. Jane L. Ross.
International Honors Program - Traveling Faculty in Health and Community
The International Honors Program (IHP) in affiliation with Boston University offers a series of international comparative study abroad programs. They are currently seeking 2-3 individuals to join an interdisciplinary team of faculty and host country coordinators for "IHP Health and Community," a four month long program that will take up to 30 students from upper tier liberal arts colleges and universities to South Africa, India, and China. The 2006 program begins in Boston in mid-January and ends in Beijing in mid-May. The program is designed for students who are interested in considering the complex issues of health care on a global scale. More information about IHP is available at www.ihp.edu.
Associate Director - Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships
University of North Carolina at Greensboro - EPA #882
The Center engages partnerships for healthy youth by bridging research, policy, and practice. The Associate Director will develop and lead collaborative research initiatives with faculty and community partners. Qualifications include a doctorate in psychology, public health, human development, public policy, or related fields. Applicants should have a track record of publication, extramural funding, outreach scholarship, and demonstrated success in university-community collaboration.
Review of applications will begin May 1, 2005 and continue until the position is filled. For more information, contact James Frabutt.
New Grants Alert announced in this newsletter are noted with an asterisk (*)
Marshall Field's Annual Community Grant Process - Deadline: April 29
Marshall Field's is inviting local nonprofit organizations to submit grant proposals through its community giving program. Complete program information.
The American Nurses Foundation Research Grants Program – Deadline: May 2
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.
* Grant Program to Prevent Smoking Among Urban Youth – Deadline: May 6
The CDC Foundation has implemented a new grant program, "A Program to Prevent Smoking Among Urban Youth." The program will provide funds for youth smoking reduction and prevention services with a focus on urban communities, particularly in the following states: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington, DC. Additional information
* New Ford Foundation Program Aims to Foster Constructive Dialogue on College Campuses – Deadline: May 16
The Ford Foundation has announced a $2.5 million grants initiative, Difficult Dialogues, to support scholarship, teaching and civil dialogue about difficult political, religious, racial and cultural issues in undergraduate education in the United States. The goal is to help colleges and universities create a campus environment where sensitive subjects can be discussed in a spirit of open scholarly inquiry, intellectual rigor and with respect for different viewpoints.
Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program – Deadline: May 17
Funding Opportunity Number: SM-05-010. These cooperative agreements will support developing integrated home and community-based services and supports for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families by encouraging the development and expansion of effective and enduring systems of care. Additional information.
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.
* Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation Childhood Obesity Active Living Research-Round 5 - Deadline: May 25
Collaborative Multisite Research in Addiction (COMRAD) – Deadline: June 1, October 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.
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, 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.
* Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Local Initiative Funding Partners Program - Deadline: June 30
Local Initiative Funding Partners is a partnership program between RWJF and local grantmakers that supports innovative, community-based projects to improve the health and health care for society's most vulnerable people.
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.
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 GrantsInfo@nih.gov. 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. 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.
New Calls for Submissions announced in this newsletter are noted with an asterisk (*)
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 Call for Session Proposals and Application may be found on the website. Winnipeg Inner city Research Alliance
Lienhard Award – Deadline: April 30 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.
Where’s the Patient’s Voice in 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. The Where’s the Patient’s Voice in Health Professional Education? conference will be held November 3-5, 2005 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. For more information, click here.
2005 Primary Care Leadership Training Program – Deadline: May 6
The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston will host the program from July 25-29, 2005. The purpose of this weeklong, innovative institute is to educate students about important issues in primary care, develop leadership skills for future primary care physicians and dentists, and engage students in curricular reform and health policy issues.
Additional information. Questions? Contact Angelia Bowman.
* Call for Entries:
Spring/Summer 2005 World Wide Web Health Awards - Deadline: May 13
Ecosystem Approaches to Human Health Training Awards 2005 – Deadline: May 16
The Awards encourage graduate-level students to examine the relationships between the environment, human health, and sustainable development from a holistic perspective through field research. Full Announcement.
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. 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. The application package will be available for download at the Black AIDS Institute Website.
Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat Award in Mental Health – Deadline: May 30 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.
* Call for Nominations for Helen Rodriguez-Trias Social Justice Award - Deadline: May 31
The American Public Health Association is pleased to announce the award which is given to a person who has distinguished herself/himself professionally by working toward social justice for underserved and disadvantaged populations. This individual's work should focus on improving the health and well being of these populations and should include the activities of leading, advocating and mentoring (any or all three of these activities). Additional information
* Call for Entries for Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Innovations in Medical Education Exhibits – Deadline: June 10
The AAMC is seeking submissions to be showcased Nov. 6-7, 2005 in conjunction with the association's annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The exhibits provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and activities in medical education, and serve to encourage communication among colleagues. Additional information or contact Caroline Ford Coleman.
* Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Seeks Award Nominations – Deadline: June 15
The ACGME is seeking nominations for a new annual award to honor an outstanding designated institutional official (DIO). The Courage to Lead Award will recognize a DIO who has demonstrated excellence in overseeing residency programs at his or her sponsoring institution. Nominees must have at least five years of experience. Additional information
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.
* 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
* 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.
* 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.
Journal of Interprofessional Care (JIC) Call for Papers - A Competition for Students – Deadline: September 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? firstname.lastname@example.org
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. To submit a paper, contact the editor, Randy Stoecker. You can also find out more by clicking here.
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